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Old 04-04-2006, 10:37 AM
gaddylovesdogs gaddylovesdogs is offline
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It really doesn't take me very long, as all I really do is give them a quick brushing before, bathe them, and then brush them out again. Maybe blow-dry if I need to. I don't usually clip their nails. We've got the clippers but their nails are at a good length right now. Anyways, with a full grooming (which I'm planning on doing for my BC mix) I'd have to

Brush her out (approximately 15 minutes) she's got a ton of fur
Clip the fur between her pads (approximately 25 minutes) it grows the grass
Bathe her (approximately 15 minutes) I can't tell you for sure how long it'd take, she hates baths but seems to be getting better
Brush her out (approximately 15 minutes)
Blow dry her (approximately 45 minutes)
Take a shower myself (approximately 15 minutes)

And then we get into how long it takes to brush out my wet hair, blow dry it, etc...

She's brushed every day since she's so full of fur and her feathering gets a bunch of junk stuck in it if I don't. That's probably 15 minutes or so. Depending on whether it's tangled or not.
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:49 AM
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well for my pointer is very quick
I bross him in like 5 minute and wash him in like 15 minutes or less !
For my airedale terrier it's a diferent stuff.
a regular brossing take me like 15 minutes .
but when I strip her I take like a week doing it ( i'm just a newbie ) with 1 hour every day!
for teh bath I only wash her legs and head. that take me like 10 minutes .
after before a show I take like 20 minute more clipering the bud and neck . cuting with sisors some part , doing the nail and ears.
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:36 AM
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Brush- 5 minutes

Nails- 3 to 5 minutes (depends on if Chico wants to cooperate, he had a bad nail experience once where I clipped the quick and it bled so much. I had to take him to the vet because nothing stopped the bledding. I used everything from ceptic powder, to baking soda to a bar of soap, nothing)

Bath- In the summer it takes about 5 minutes because I just put the shampoo on him, and hose him down, he loves the hose for some reason. But in the winter I have to use the tub, and Chico hates the tub so I have to spend time calming him down, so about 10-15 minutes.

Ears- 1 minute

Teeth- 2 minutes
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:06 AM
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If I just go over Quigley with his regular routine, I'm done in about 10-15 minutes - nails, ears, brushing. Bathing adds about 10 minutes.

When I strip him, it usually takes about an hour's worth of work each day for 3-4 days, since I don't want to force him to have it done all at once. He doesn't particularly enjoy it and does tell me when it's enough for him for the day.
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:28 AM
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Nails 2 mins
Brushing 10mins
Undercoat raking 15 mins
Washing 5 mins
Drying (towel/drying cage) 30 min. Sun/running 10 min

Maddie, the Cocker Spaniel takes FOREVER

brushing at least 15mins
trimming about 5mins
ears and eyes about 3mins

bath at least 10mins

towel drying and running in the sun takes hours, but she HATES the dryer.

brushing, trimming, feathering, paws & nails, "the whole package" 30mins

Carly takes about 30mins from start to finish, mainly because she's little.

Missy and Charlie are wash and wear dogs brush, Bath, nails, eyes, and ears, brush 20mins

Then I have to shower, 20mins, lol

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Old 04-16-2006, 03:51 PM
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Visa takes me quite a long time. I do her every one to two weeks.

First, bath - 10 min
Blowdry (I show-dry her so it takes alot of extra time) - 45 min
Nails - 1 min
Trim pads/feet - 5 min

That's all, I don't brush or comb her ever (unless she is blowing her coat, once a year).
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Old 04-16-2006, 04:19 PM
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I've never really thought about the time it takes, just set aside an afternoon. Brush, comb, bath, towel, blowdry, brush, comb, trim feet, nails, little up the legs and, errrrr, other parts. Lucky for me he likes being brushed, except he thinks it's quite the game when he's on his back, LOL. Then out for a pee, run through the cedar hedge and roll in the dirt, in for another brushing and picking out cedar bits....

This only gets done when his whites don't look so white anymore but he gets brushed every day.
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:06 PM
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I don't do it all at once.

For Yoshi the Shih Tzu:

20 minutes bath
15 minutes blow dry
25 minutes various brushing
10 minutes cutting nails
2 minutes for eyes
2 minutes for ears

at least 10 minutes brushing a day.
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:17 PM
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Zeus is insanely easy.

Nails: 1-2 minutes
Ears: 3 minutes
Bath: five minutes, towel dry. It takes me longer to assemble bathing equiment than it does to bathe my dog.
Brushing: Maybe 2 minutes, if I take my time and go very slowly.
I brush Zeus once a day, and bathe him about once every two weeks. His ears are cleaned weekly.

My mom's maltese in full coat, though...THAT dog takes a lot of grooming.
Clipping: Sanitary clip, tummy clip and shaping the feet, about 30 minutes.
Bathing: 10 minutes
Blow drying: 45 minutes to an hour
Face washing to prevent tear stains: 5 minutes
Brushing: 15-30 minutes, depending on how tangled the hair is.
Doing the topknot: about 2-5 minutes.
Nails: 2 minutes
Bathing, blow drying and nails are done weekly. Clipping is done monthly. Everything else is done twice daily except the topknot, which is done once daily. That's a lotta work for a 7-pound dog!
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:21 PM
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Yorkie Before puppycut
Nails 5 secs
Brushing 5 mins
Washing 5 mins
blowDrying an hour
after puppy cut no blowdrying and a 2 sec brush so 5 mins

silky terrier has longcoat
10 mins brushing
5 mins wash
30 mins blowdrying

longhair chihuahua
5 min bath
2 sec nails
30-hour blowdry his coat is thick
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