Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
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How often should I groom my dog?

Here's a list of common breeds and the length of time we suggest in between each grooming.  If you don't see your dog's breed listed, choose the breed that your dog resembles, and as always, we are more than happy to answer any questions you have!

Airedale: 6-8 weeks
Bichon: 4-6 weeks
Border Collie: 10-12 weeks
Cairn Terrier*: 8-10 weeks
Corgi: 10-12 weeks
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 4-6 weeks
Cocker Spaniel: 4-6 weeks
Collie: 4-6 weeks
Coton de Tulear*: 4-6 weeks
Dachshund: 6-8 weeks
Doodle: 4-6 weeks
English Setter: 8-12 weeks
Havanese: 4-6 weeks
Labrador Retriever: 6-10 weeks
Lhasa Apso: 4-6 weeks
Maltese*: 4-6 weeks
Miniature or Toy Poodle: 4-6 weeks
Old English Sheep Dog*: 6-8 weeks
Papillion: 4-6 weeks
Pekingese: 4-6 weeks
Pomeranian:  4-6 weeks
Portuguese Water Dog: 4-6 weeks
Schnauzer: 6-8 weeks
Scottish Terrier*: 8-12 weeks
Sheltand Sheep Dog: 8-12 weeks
Shepard: 8-12 weeks
Shih Tzu*: 4-5 weeks
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier*: 4-6 weeks
Springer Spaniel: 6-8 weeks
Standard Poodle: 4-6 weeks
West Highland White Terrier*: 6-8 weeks
Wire Hair Fox Terrier: 8-12 weeks 4 weeks
Yorkshire Terrier: 6-8 weeks

*Full Coated Dogs: 1-3 weeks
*Hand-stripped Terriers: 4 weeks

Here's a wonderfully written article on the question of shaving: To shave or not to shave?

 
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Grooming Benefits

Benefits to Pet:

  • Promotion of healthy skin and coat cell regeneration

  • Reduction in allergic skin issues and pet odor

  • Better protection from outdoor elements

  • Grooming can often uncover hidden medical or skin conditions, including cysts, ear problems, lumps or bumps.

Benefits to Household:

  • Reduction of pet allergens, including dander

  • Less cleaning- i.e. vacuuming, dusting

  • Reduction in stains and odors on furniture

  • Shorter nails prevent rips and tears in fabric or scratches on floors

 
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