How often should you wash your dog?
Well, in reality the answer is simply ‘not that often!’ Your dog should not need regular bathing unless it (unfortunately!) smells from time to time, or is very much an ‘in and out of the water dog’. This is true for long fur, short fur, wired hair, and ‘woolie’ coats.
When a dog is in and out of the water they dry quicker than when you bath them at home or at the groomers. This is because the water has not reached the skin and is repelled by the dog’s natural oils in its coat. When you use shampoo this cuts through the oils and so saturates the coat, thus cleaning it.