BASSET HOUND

Bassett Hound

GROOMING PROFILE

 Grooming Demand Rating

 Low

 Full Grooming Interval

8 to 10 Weeks

 Maintenance Interval

Monthly

BLADES & TOOLS

Natural bristle brush, shedding blade and scissors.
 

COAT & GROOM TIPS

The long ears of the Basset Hound can pick-up a lot of dirt, dander and just plain crud. Check them carefully. Also, a shedding blade can be very handy on this breed when heavy shedding is apparent, but learn how to properly use this tool. Scissor any loose hairs around feet and whiskers are commonly removed unless the pet owner desires them.

Whiteners will probably come in handy on discolored white areas of the coat. The oil of the Basset Hound coat retains dirt that causes the discoloring.

The large ears of a Basset Hound often attract debris, such as food from their food bowls. Check their ears carefully. You may need to moisten and remove this debris. Sometimes there may be skin reactions as well which should be reported to the pet owner for follow-up care.

The finished appearance can often be improved using a final coat conditioner (the type applied AFTER the bath). Most of these conditioners, used sparingly, are lightly rubbed onto the coat, and then distributed with a light, gentle brushing.

The finished appearance can often be improved using a final coat conditioner (the type applied AFTER the bath). Most of these conditioners, used sparingly, are lightly rubbed onto the coat, and then distributed with a light, gentle brushing.

MORE GROOMING TIPS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Careful. Basset Hounds can retain some odor from dirt in the oily coat. We usually suds them up twice. Make sure you don't remove tail feathers.

Be sure to thoroughly dry the folds of facial wrinkles. Leaving them damp invites skin problems. A little baby works to keep the folds drier.

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Books Dedicated to Basset Hound


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Multi-Breed Books

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Breed Standard Information

American Kennel Club - Breed Information

Basset Hound Club of America

Continental Kennel Club

CyberPet.com

DogBreedInfo.com

Grooming Information

Cyberhound - The Basset Home Page

Continental Kennel Club - Basset Hound

DogBreedInfo.com

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