Well-balanced and lean but muscular, the Segugio is a robust hound with a deep chest and medium proportions.
Lifespan: 10–14 yr
Height: 19–23 in
Weight: 40–62 lb
Both smooth- and rough-haired Segugi require brushing a couple of times a week to keep their coats clean and healthy. Their long ears, though adorable, may be more susceptible to ear infections. Regularly check them for debris or wax build-up, and clean them as needed to help prevent issues. Good dental hygiene is also essential for any dog's overall long-term health. In addition to professional dental cleanings, establish an at-home dental care routine that includes regular teeth brushing.
Because of their deep chests, these dogs are at a greater risk of bloat (also known as twisted stomach). To help prevent bloat, break your dog's food up into several meals a day, and use a food bowl designed to slow their eating. Also, avoid feeding immediately before or after any kind of vigorous activity. These are just a few ways you can help prevent this life-threatening condition. Consult your veterinarian about other methods, including surgical options.
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Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.