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How often should I wash my dog?

Dogs, like humans, need regular washing to keep a fresh scent and clean skin. The frequency, however, is not at all the same. The interval between baths will also change depending on the canine breed. So, how often should you wash your dog?

Here are 3 factors to consider in order to establish a bathing routine adapted to your furry companion.

1. Fur Coat

Different coats require different care. That’s why the recommended frequency for bathing your pooch will vary from 4 to 6 weeks for long-haired dogs to 2 to 3 months for short-haired ones. That said, if your dog's coat type retains more bacteria and odors, you may have to shorten the interval for everyone's sake.

Did you know that hairless dogs also need to be bathed regularly? It’s a must-do to avoid sebum accumulation from the oils produced by the skin of these breeds.

No matter what type of fur coat your companion has, it’s important to use products that are specially formulated for dogs. Even better when they’re 100% natural like all our shampoos and conditioners, which help prevent skin or eye irritation

2. Health

If your furry friend’s coat and skin are healthy, then great! You can rely on the bathing schedule mentioned above. Conversely, if your dog has an underlying condition such as fleas or allergies, it’s best to consult a veterinarian for advice and medication to treat the problem.

3. Lifestyle

If you recognize your pooch above, good luck! All kidding aside, if your dog is the type to jump into a puddle of mud rather than skip around it, the frequency of bathing will naturally increase.

For extreme cases that require deep cleaning, we recommend our DETOX shampoo, which removes impurities from the skin and coat, followed by one of our finishing shampoos and conditioners as a second wash (except for wire coats).


Many factors contribute to how often your dog needs a good bath. If you're not sure, talk to your veterinarian and don't hesitate to get help from a professional groomer.

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