“How often should I bathe my Toy Poodle?”

I get this question a lot, believe it or not, and I think it’s a question that many pet owners have had. How often should I wash my dog? Although this question was asked by a YouTuber about her Toy Poodle, the answer actually applies to all breeds. So I thought I’d share our conversation because it’s a great question, and I wanted to provide an equally great answer 🙂

To see the original comment, and many others, click the link: http://youtu.be/WRXM8EfFYNE.
Cynthia Rincon:
How often should I bathe my toy poodle? Should I blow dry his hair, let it air dry or towel dry it?
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thedoggroomer2012:
+Cynthia Rincon I believe in brushing more and bathing less. I would recommend brushing the coat at least once a day, or do a very thorough comb out at least once a week. Bathing should be done no more than once a month because the normal keratinization cycle (skin cell’s life cycle) lasts 21 days (3 weeks). That way we allow the skin a full cycle before washing it again. As far as drying goes, it’s really your preference. Letting the coat air dry takes the longest and it doesn’t look good after it’s finally dry, but it is the healthiest option for the skin. Towel drying is basically the same thing. Blow drying the hair gives you the best finish (soft and fluffy), but you must be careful not to overheat the skin. Keep the blow dryer moving and don’t dwell on one area for too long. Thank you so much for this great question! I hope that my answer is clear and it is helpful. I really appreciate you watching our video!

2 thoughts on ““How often should I bathe my Toy Poodle?”

    1. That’s actually true as well, you can wash them weekly as long as you’re using a quality conditioner to replace the oils back into the skin and coat. I would suggest brushing more and washing them every 3 weeks to promote the healthiest skin, but I know that show Poodles do get bathed weekly – sometimes more before a show. However, for the common pet, I believe it is much better to wash and condition them monthly. 🙂

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