Never more than once a month unless instructed by vet with a medicated shampoo. Overbathing will dry your dog's skin & coat, make it matt quicker, ruin coat texture & make your dog become dirtier & oily faster. You remove the dog's natural balance of skin oils & ph with baths. It will make your dog more prone to allergens & staining. Ppl need to more brushing & far less bathing for a cleaner & healthier dog & coat.
Most show dogs don't get bathe but a few times a year. I groom/handled OES & malmutes & they don't get baths often. It ruins the texture of the coat which should be coarse. If dirty, you spot clean or use powder or chalk. The other ppl I know from show with poodles, cavys, cresteds all do the same thing.
30yr of grooming
· 1 decade ago