A Poll

Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by Snuggles, May 24, 2012.


How often do you give your dog a bath?

Poll closed Jul 12, 2012.
Twice a week 0 vote(s) 0.0%
weekly 2 vote(s) 10.5%
once every 2 weeks 1 vote(s) 5.3%
once every 3 weeks 1 vote(s) 5.3%
Monthly 7 vote(s) 36.8%
Once every 2 months 3 vote(s) 15.8%
once every year 1 vote(s) 5.3%
Other 6 vote(s) 31.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Snuggles Well-Known Member

    If you answer other please comment telling me how often it is. Also every one that does the poll please comment saying the breed of your dog. Thanks! :)
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  2. southerngirl Honored Member

    My dog is a Border Collie/ Labrador Retriever, she gets baths monthly because I give her flea treatment every month. Also her coat gets nasty.
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  3. Dogster Honored Member

    For Shivon, it depends. (She's a lab/whippet mix) Sometimes once a month, sometimes once every two months. We do wipe her down after dog parks, walks, etc.:) I don't think she needs to be bathed a lot. I use a special natural soap bar for dogs:rolleyes: I thought t would get rid of her after-bath dandruff...:whistle:
  4. Anneke Honored Member

    I have two Australian Shepherds. And they only get a bath when neccessary. Meaning when they smell really bad, or when their coat is so dirty, it won't get clean after a good brush.
    It would probably come down to about 2 or 3 times a year.
    But my dogs love to swim, so that really helps a lot.
    I always say, I have selfcleaning dogs:D No matter how dirty they look, as soon as they are dry, they are clean again.
    When I do wash them, I use a dog shampoo. And for Jinx a special shampoo for her white parts, as that tends to go a bit yellowish.
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  5. Snuggles Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for the comments. I bathe my dog weekly and occasionally every 2 weeks. He likes playing outside so he gets dirty a lot. :)
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  6. Dlilly Honored Member

    Shiloh only gets a bath if she is dirty. Delilah needs baths regularly because of her itchy skin. :(
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  7. Pawtential Unleashed Experienced Member

    Hmmmm - lets see:

    Ayla - Newfoundland - sensitive skin - we use Silky Show once a month
    Luka - Giant Schnoodle - sensitive skin - Silky Show once every 6 weeks
    Knoxx - Papillon mix - every 4-6 weeks with a brightening shampoo
    Pups - getting first bath tomorrow
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  8. 648117 Honored Member

    Holly (pug x bichon foxy, she has a slightly wiry coat) get's bathed about every one to two months because that's about how long it takes her to start to stink.

    Paris (Cavalier) doesn't get bathed much, she goes to the groomers about every three moths for a hair cut and bath.
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  9. sara Moderator

    Mouse and Boo get bathed around once a month, though Mouse swims in the bathtub 3 times a week (for exercise because of her bad foot)

    Oliver gets bathed once a year, and he is the true self-cleaning dog! He never gets stinky, and the dirt dires and falls off, though my allergies get bad to him in the early spring (dont ask me why only then! LOL), so he usually gets bathed in March.
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  10. Snuggles Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for the comments. :)
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  11. JazzyandVeronica Honored Member

    I voted weekly.

    Veronica has allergies and a special allergy shampoo and a dermatologist :rolleyes: who has instructed us to bathe weekly.

    I actually like bathing her weekly and am happy to have the green light from the doc; she sleeps in bed with us and I like to stick her under the covers when it's cold.
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  12. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    Carmel is a goldendoodle and she gets bathed monthly or every 2 months!
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  13. TiflovesBCs Experienced Member

    My 3 are Border Collies and we tend to do it when needed rather than say every month because its usually before that lol as they do love getting dirty. Especially Zara. It tends to not fall out as easily with Bella and Jenny so they def need a bath. I tend to bath them more after its been raining.
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  14. running_dog Honored Member

    Probably never :confused: , I wipe him over with a damp cloth or sluice off anything stinky does that count? Sometimes I dip his paws to clean them. He doesn't smell, barely sheds and dirt brushes off when dry. He's a "bitza" lurcher - bitza greyhound, bitza whippet, bitza border collie and bitza of saluki - or I guess you could probably call him a mutt :).
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  15. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    Depends on the season.
    WINTER--almost never

    SUMMER----as needed, and if we are taking somewhere to show him off, cuz he does glow after baths.

    SPRING/FALL-----SHEDDING SEASON---every two weeks for about a 4 to 6 week period while he blows out his coat, cuz bathing so so helps my dog knock off all his fur in one moment/one day, during bath days, and we get a week off of the nonstop fur falling!:ROFLMAO:

    I use tearless puppy dog shampoo, for MY eyes as much as his!!:ROFLMAO:
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  16. Snuggles Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for the comments.:)
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  17. Dogster Honored Member

    I'm like you, LOL:ROFLMAO::notworthy: And Shivon doesn't smell either. Unless she has her own bath:sick:
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  18. MissyBC Experienced Member

    My dog Missy is a Border Collie. I bathe her only when necessary. (one week I bathed her twice and then a rinse off cause her paws got all muddy equaling 3 times in the tub!) I always try to make it a fun experience for her... but she's not the most tolerant of baths. She is getting better though!

    Missy's last bath was on May 3rd. :)
  19. Snuggles Well-Known Member

    how are making a bath a fun experience for her? My dog hates baths and would like to make it a fun experience for him too.
  20. MissyBC Experienced Member

    Like this:

    Hope this helps! It helped me. :)

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