|08-19-2013 03:44 PM|
I wash my guys probably every 8-10 weeks or so, if they haven't gotten dirty enough to warrant a bath for some reason in the interval. They don't really get smelly, but they do get a little oily, and I don't want them messing up the carpets or furniture any more than they have to.
Yesterday Pongu rolled around in some fox poop while we were out hiking in the woods, so he got a bath for that.
Crookytail likes to wallow around in any stream, pond, or giant mud puddle he can find, but he knocks the dirt off when it dries, so I usually only have to wash him about 50% of the time after he does that.
|08-19-2013 03:11 PM|
|robk||Wow! I am really impressed that you all have such clean natured dogs and can bathe them so infrequently! I give mine a bath at least once a week to once every two weeks. Two weeks is really stretching it though. My male goes to the office with my wife so he has to be clean or her boss will make an issue of it. My new pup loves to find some wet mud hole to lay in so she is always dirty. I can't stand a dirty dog in the house so they get bathed very often. We usually bathe them on Sunday evening after all the activities of the week end are over that way they are clean and ready for the new week ahead.|
|08-19-2013 02:54 PM|
2-3 times a year. We gave Joey a bath in the spring; when he was recently kenneled overnight at the vet, he got bathed and groomed there.
He grooms himself a lot, and does not smell.
|08-19-2013 02:46 PM|
We bathe the dogs about 2-3 times a year unless they are realllllly nasty and water just doesn't do the trick. I usually stick to a good grooming routine every week, and use supplements that help keep the coat healthy and promote natural oils. When they are just a little dirty, I wash them down with water....... they love playing with the hose (except Zira.. she hates water), so we do this often to let them run around and keep them cool during the summer. This is good for keeping some dirty off of them.
When we do bathe them, it's outdoors, good brushing before and after. We use oatmeal shampoo, and I use tea tree oil every once in a while to soothe their skin (and it smells awesome!!).
I think a good grooming session once a week is the most important thing for this breed... it works for mine, they stay pretty clean.
|08-19-2013 02:43 PM|
|Bridget||I try to bathe them once a month all year around. I do it in the tub. They love to have their baths!|
|08-19-2013 10:43 AM|
|Rogue's Mama||My dogs will get a bath about every 6 - 8 weeks during the summer months because they like to play in the mud and it is HOT here so they start stinking pretty bad. But in the colder months, I usually only bathe them once or twice. I do brush them constantly which helps a lot to reduce the amount of bathing they would need.|
|08-19-2013 10:41 AM|
Gryffon, hardley ever. He is four, I think he I just recently gave him his 2nd bath of his life. Keeta has some minor incontinence issues, and her coat does not shed water and dirt like a GSD coat does, so she gets baths more often, maybe every four, five months?
Both dogs are on raw, so no doggy smell. We have six months of solid freezing weather with snow and ice, so during that time the dogs stay clean (LOVE IT!). The worse is spring thaw and fall, when we have a lot of rais, then they get easily muddy, but I get them swimming a lot to help them stay clean during that time.
I bathe and groom my dogs myself - Keeta gets some coat trimmed, legs and feet cleaned up from lots of hair to keep her cleaner and to keep getting too much dirt tracked into the house.
|08-19-2013 08:02 AM|
About every 6 months.
Hans does not stink.
I got a blower for taking care of loose hair and was delighted to discover it also refreshes the fur and skin.
|08-19-2013 07:28 AM|
|jocoyn||I love the blower. That and a slicker seem to be enough to keep him clean. Coat does no smell. He has a pool and loves to wallow in mud.|
|08-19-2013 07:20 AM|
|Gharrissc||All of the dirty dogs who LOVE mud/dirt seem to make it to my house! I used to wash the dogs every time they went to the pond/lake because of the smell, but I've found that brushing after they are dry takes care of that. I usually only bathe two-three times per year for my personal dogs. For rescue dogs it just depends on how they are when they come in. I always give a bath before they go the new home though.|
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