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Old 09-30-2012, 04:09 PM
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They get bathed whenever I feel like it, usually once a month. I love bathing my short-coated boys: I spend less than 15 minutes total bathing both dogs. They get bathed with the hose or in the bathtub when it's cold, brisk towel, than air dry.

For shampoo, I use whatever I have. Zeus and Voodoo have been bathed with everything from Herbal Essence to White Rain to children's tear-free shampoo. Same with conditioner. I don't bother using dog-specific shampoos. They're more expensive and I have yet to see any difference in the results.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:20 PM
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Bodhi. Never.

Fred.... Well he's had 2 already. He's a boy and keeps weeing on his own feet..... Minger. Use baby shampoo.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:33 PM
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As needed Especially now that Maddie's skin conditions are completely managed.

As for shampoo, I used to use Earthbath pretty religiously, but its gotten harder to find (unless I order online). So, I've been using dawn with my conditioner. I think it works amazingly well Actually I think it works better than the Earthbath so thats another reason why I stopped ordering it online.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:31 PM
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Duke gets bathed once a week. I rotate shampoos, right now we're using Isle of dogs, violet something or other. He likes rolling in grass/dirt so he gets dirty pretty quick. Going to job sites doesn't keep him clean either. I towel him off and use a blow dryer.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:31 PM
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Um.... annually? If that? Now that we have a car and she can't have her annual groomer visit.. lol
I use some oatmeal shampoo I found at Pet smart, cause any other shampoo gives dandruff galore. Towel dry.
Thank you!

Now I don't feel so bad! Heck I Byron didn't act jealous last time blitz got his I probably wouldn't have even given him one then! He's just a super clean dog.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:50 PM
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Once a month because they sleep on my bed and the furniture. I use my shampoo and a bit of my creme rinse rubbed in good. I have never had a problem with dry skin and their coats always gleam. I buff them to get off most of the water, then I cover them with blankets until they are completely dry.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:37 PM
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Never. He gets rinsed off once in a blue moon but as far as shampoo goes he hasnt had it touch him in over 5 years.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:34 PM
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Ollie gets bathed...well... When she smells like pond scum... LOL
So I guess maybe every month during the summer and every 2-3 months during fall/winter.

I use tropiclean and my conditioner (a nice vegan/all natural)..and just towel dry.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:14 PM
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About every 3-4 weeks.

We use nexxus shampoo and conditioner.

Usually use the forced air dryer but if its nice out we take a walk or hang out in the sun sometimes.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:38 PM
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Kastle and Eden get bathed when they get dirty. Aka, Eden is *maybe* once a year. I'm fond of taking them swimming or putting them outside to play in the rain and calling it good LOL Limit is just past the stage where he occasionally pees in his crate, so when he gets dirty too but that's more often. I use Oatmeal Puppy Shampoo and I have a car shammy that I use to dry them, much quicker.

Kastle gets bathed before a show as well but I actually take him into Chow Hound and use their nice stuff and the forced air dryer and then brush him - several days before the show. At home I don't brush and just use the shammy LOL
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