The Basset Bleu de Gascogne has a short, soft coat that requires brushing every week. Like most shorthaired dogs, they shed a fair bit. Brushing helps to minimize shedding. These dogs are black and white with a spotted appearance. They also have tan markings, typically on the neck, snout, and feet. Their coat can be greasy and may require semi-frequent bathing using an anti-fungal shampoo to avoid odor.
One important aspect of grooming the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is ear washing. These pups have big ears that need attention to avoid ear infection caused by wax buildup. To ensure your pup has the best treatment, ask your vet for recommended cleaning solutions for wax buildup.
As with all dogs, be sure to take your pup to the vet for routine nail trimmings. Just like Bassett Hounds, these dogs have thick, black nails that have a tendency to grow quickly.