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Old 02-08-2014, 05:27 PM
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So I have a white dog, and a mostly white Merle dog.

I need a shampoo to keep the whites, white. I haven't had time to groom Kobe in a long time (been using a groomer). But now that I have time, I want to do it myself.

What do you guys use? I need something that's very mild, but hopefully good for whites.

I use EZ-Groom Crystal White Shampoo. But, I recall it was somewhat harsh. I only used it on his ears.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:41 PM
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I have never used a whitening shampoo on my own dogs or clients. Never really had to even on the white dogs. But I know a lot of groomers swear by EZ Groom Crystal Light and Les Pooch Bright. Suds on, rinse off, suds on, leave for 20 minutes if heavily stained and rinse off again.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:07 PM
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What do you guys use? I need something that's very mild, but hopefully good for whites.
I think whitening shampoo is always going to be a little harsh. Mild & whitening seem to be contradictions from what I can tell by reading shampoo labels.

Condition well and you should be fine, especially for occasional use. Most show dogs get bathed weekly with quality products without adverse effect.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:49 PM
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I have Samoyeds and agree that some of the whitening shampoos can be too harsh for some coats. For example, Chris Christensen's White on White works great but if used regularly can be damaging to a Samoyed coat.

1st in Line White Lightning is pretty good, but maybe just a tad harsh for a dog that is getting bathed every week or two. I just ordered my favorite shampoo, Pure Pet Pure Bright. I think you have to order directly from them. http://www.purepet.com/default.aspx I have used this shampoo regularly on my show dogs and never had any problems.

Also, I've found that if I use conditioner the dogs get dirty again much faster. A clean Sammy coat is really good at shedding dirt, but the conditioner changes that.

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Old 03-27-2014, 07:03 PM
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Just wanted to add I thought that said Shamoo recommendation...

That is all.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:09 PM
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I think whitening shampoo is always going to be a little harsh. Mild & whitening seem to be contradictions from what I can tell by reading shampoo labels.

Condition well and you should be fine, especially for occasional use. Most show dogs get bathed weekly with quality products without adverse effect.
This. Or instead of conditioning, after you use the whitening shampoo use a regular shampoo. Whitening shampoo should never be the last product you put on a dog during a bath.

As far as what, I use whatever livestock whitening shampoo is cheapest at TSC and have had good results, though neither dog ever really gets dingy even when I don't use a whitener.
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