View Poll Results: Do you groom your own dogs?

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Thread: Do You Groom Your Own Dogs?

  1. #21

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    Hee hee. Our Salukis have gone back to their breeders - we were showing them for a couple of years. They are lovely, lovely dogs but exhausting to live with. So just the 'Zoi now.

    I have a new pup Myf... should I start a thread??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Hee hee. Our Salukis have gone back to their breeders - we were showing them for a couple of years. They are lovely, lovely dogs but exhausting to live with. So just the 'Zoi now.

    I have a new pup Myf... should I start a thread??
    Am I hearing Myf saying "duh" means "absolutely!!", I think....Have I heard correctly..NO?
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    I have a 18 month old, medium/long haired GSD.
    I do him myself. I like to do this.
    My personal preference, is to keep him well groomed.
    I however meet lots of working dogs. They are very fragrant, matted and truly happy doing there various 'jobs'.
    I do have trouble with his crimped hair around the ears matting. Any tips?

    And bathing him? yes, daily in a river. He doesnt smell offensive though to me. Just a doggie smell i like
    Last edited by bernie; 06-01-2011 at 07:19 AM. Reason: adding info

  4. #24

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    We have a beagle.
    He gets washed and nails done approx once every 3 mths at the groomers.
    I brush him once a week and clean out his ears.

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    Great dane, doesn't get brushed. I think I might start though now because loose hair is really prominent atm. When she gets muddy, it dries and falls off. She can go for ages without a bath but I bath her for the stink factor every couple of weeks.

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    Not sure what mine is  her coat grows out long like a english sheepdog. In the stinkin hot months i get her shaved (by a groomer) usually every 6wks, i can tell when she needs to get done as she starts to dribbling. Also i do this as we have had a tick scare and for me it gives me peace of mind having her coat short. She gets washed once a week, maybe twice of she gets really dirty (she is an inside dog & i refuse to have a smelly dog in my house) when her coat is short i brush her ears, beard & tail every night, in the cooler months when i let her coat grow out (i get her trimmed every 12 weeks) i brush her body as well to prevent matting.

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    A lady that grooms lives a few doors down so i get her to clip nails etc. She recommended the Furminator for my dog and showed me how much hair came out when she used it on him. He has a short coat but at the moment he is shedding bags of hair. So i bought a Furminator and used it a few times. Lately though his skin seems to be a bit dandruffy, and he is scratching more than usual - not badly just different to how it's been normally. I'm wondering if the Furminator is aggravating his skin or if it's a result of some other factor? I feed him BARF with small amount of Canidae biscuits and once a week throw in salmon or sardines, so it's good quality stuff - maybe the balance is wrong? Has anyone else had problems with Furminator?

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