Show Name: Lyn-Mar Acres Turn Back Time
Beauty Secrets: “Bubba really only needs a good a bath before competition,” confides mom Amanda Ballew of Red Bank, New Jersey. “We use an oatmeal shampoo and conditioner and occasionally a whitening shampoo to show the contrast between the white hair against the black hair on his coat.
"Apart from that, it’s all about brushing and raking his coat. This 'dry' grooming keeps the natural oils in his coat and gives it an amazing shine. Just before show time, I make sure his whiskers are trimmed. Not many people do that anymore but I like to keep that Basset tradition going. He gets a quick once over with the 'hound' brush, and a little spritz of water on a towel to wipe off his mouth, eyes and nose. And he always wears a snood, which is an ear hat to keep his ears clean. We remove it literally seconds before he goes into the ring.”