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How to Clean an Outside Basset
I have a Basset named Maddie. She is so sweet. But, she used to stink. This was my first newbie mistake. When I got her and her sister (which I had to separate with) they were filthy. I thought that the owner was just cruel. But as I came to find out, they are just hard dogs to keep clean. I recommend that if you have an outside Basset, wipe it down with a washcloth once a week. This will help with the smell. If you can, give a bath every one or two months and brush before and after baths. But make sure that she is dry when you brush her. Now she is an inside outside dog and very happy AND CLEAN! I recommend an oatmeal or all natural dog shampoo. I hope this helps.