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Old 01-29-2010, 07:21 PM
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In the summer I may brush mine once every week or two (if they grew much of a winter coat ... we're in Florida, so we don't coat up much). I bathe either before a show, when they get dirty, or if neither occurs, about every 3 mos. I trim nails about once a month.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:40 PM
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Kya is really minimal. Maybe a bath every couple months, and I trim nails weekly.

The cresteds I do a full groom every week to two weeks. Takes about half an hour to an hour per dog. I love the way they look and smell afterward.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:52 AM
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A week? I'm not sure it would even be measurable lol

A bath and quick brushing every few months and the occassional 'hose down' after a romp in the mud/dirt is about all they need lol
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:05 AM
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Brush thoroughly once or twice a week. I usually bath about every other week, sometimes longer, or if they get really dirty or something. I do some maintenence on bath day everyother week; nail trims if need be, trimming face or feet, so when it comes to the full out groom every 6 weeks, I don't have that much to do honestly

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Old 01-30-2010, 11:26 AM
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Honestly depends.

How do I feel lol. Most days I LOVE just brushing/grooming Blaze and will take my sweet time, which can be 3 hours or so. But in all honesty when I'm "rushed" with a full bathe, blow dry, nails, ears, teeth, trimming of feet, shaving in between feet pads, and what ever other misculaneous things I missing, normally a hour and a half. But he only gets this all done about once every 3 weeks to a month.

I do brush him a few times a week, for bout 15-20 mins. He LOVES to be brushed, so I do it for him.

He really doesnt NEED it, But I like him to look nice. I work in a grooming shop and am learnrng to groom, so he is my walking art piece so to say, so he needs to look nice.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:11 PM
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the wowies, about 5 mins a week to do nails (they grow FAST) and then about 15 mins per wowie in the bath once a month...chihuahuas even the long haired are pretty low grooming lol

charlie he takes about 1/2 hour a month i do a bath and nails all at the same time with him, then about every 8 weeks i clip him which takes me about 1/2 hour extra

the cresties are a little more labor intensive.

ruby when in coat (like now) i comb daily (and she still matts grr) takes about 10 mins. jasper gets lotion every other day in the winter...
ruby is bathed every 2 weeks jasper is weekly...

jaspers routein from start to finnish (including his yoghurt bath, nails and his face trimmed takes about 45 mins...

ruby takes a good hour or coat face shaved, i comb her do her nails then bath and condition intensivly (she matts) then blwo dry her out, which takes awhile...
when i short it takes about 1/2 to trim her up with the clippers, which balances out the shorted blow drying time lol.

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:48 PM
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Everyday Keely Gets her hair brushed in the morning and Her topknot put up in a pony tail.. That takes about 3 minutes. Every evening she gets her teefies brushed.

She gets baths once a week. Takes about 10-15 minutes. (She is bad for getting greasy even for a yorkie, Le sigh) In this ten to 15 minutes she also gets her ear cleaning solution.

Every two weeks, She gets the hair in the inside corner of her eyes and her "eyebrows" As I call them trimmed. Im very very diligant about this so this could take a half hour just for this small amount of work. Then her nails get trimmed. This takes 10 minutes or more depending on the mood she is in :P

Every three weeks the hair inside her ear canel gets plucked. Takes about 20 minutes as I am VERY thorough about it.

And once a month I ussually take the clippers and give her a nice cut. Trim her face and ears. Takes me about an hour.. Im very diligant about it. This time I only trimmed up her legs a bit. I want to let her coat grow out but her legs grow fast then her body :P

Not really much to any of it though.. i enjoy doing it.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:08 AM
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Dance gets brushed and combed once a month, right after her monthly bath. Depending on whether or not I blow dry her, that whole process takes anywhere from 20mins to an hour. I used to trim her feet and ears every two weeks, but have slacked off a bit. Now I do that about once a month, which takes roughly 20mins. The Dobermans are never brushed, but I bathe them every three weeks or so. Keira's bath takes about 15mins, Ripley's about 7mins. Ripley doesn't get an all out regular bath though any more than once every few months (which is a 15min bath) -- instead I shower him in diluted vinegar and add a bit of conditioner as his coat/skin can't handle regular shampooings for some reason. And we try to get their nails done once a week, which takes just a few minutes per dog.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:00 PM
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Bandit hasn't had a bath in over a year. He doesn't need one. Dog doesn't stink and his coat looks beautiful. So I just leave him be. I run a brush over him every day for about five minutes. He rarely needs his toes clipped but I'll trim up his pants area, ears and feet when they are getting too long. He doesn't require much.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:20 AM
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Abby (long haired chi x) is brushed most days, along with a nail trim. She doesn't like her nails being trimmed, so I just do one/two a day. She is getting better, I can do a whole foot in I want to now, but mostly I don't stress about it.

She doesn't need to be brushed that often, it is more of a routine thing and I just combine it with whatever activity we are doing around the yard (training, play etc). It gives me a good chance to poke around and see if there is anything unusual going on.

If I miss a day here or there it does not matter.

I am quite bad at trimming foot hair, so I tend to avoid it. Currently, her foot hair is a disgrace.

Bathing - we could easily go without a bath for ages. She looks good and has no smell. In summer, I like to bath once a month. In winter, we can hold off for a while if we want.
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