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View Poll Results: How often do you bather your retriever?

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  • Never, unless they get into something disgusting

    95 47.50%
  • Once or twice per year, whether it needs it or not

    56 28.00%
  • About once per month

    41 20.50%
  • About once per week

    6 3.00%
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Thread: How often do you bathe your retriever?

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    Senior Member mitty's Avatar
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    Default How often do you bathe your retriever?

    I'm kinda baffled by the bath concept---a regular formal soap, rinse, and dry routine. How many of you do it, and why?

    Do you think it improves their coat or skin?

    Or are they indoor dogs that you want to be clean?

    I chose a lab for its self cleaning fur...
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    If mine get too filthy to come inside I have them jump in the pond to clean off. That's the only bath they get.

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    I am the once or twice a year wether they need it or not person. I bathe them when they are blowing coat, it helps to get it out and gets rid of the dungees they can get when blowing coat.
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    Does soaping them up at the boat ramp and letting them jump in a few times to rinse off count as a bath?
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    If she comes home from the trainer, especially if she's been on the road, she tends to have a sour smell from being in a box for most of the day and night. I usually bath her then and maybe 1 or 2 other times a year. I hate it as much as she does.
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    Unless the pond is frozen!
    These ones do bath time for fun!
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    Depends (LVL circa 2001) on if the ducks decide to come see who is saying all that stuff about their Mother and IF I can hit the curious ones.

    Works until they can find something nasty to roll in regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash_em View Post
    Does soaping them up at the boat ramp and letting them jump in a few times to rinse off count as a bath?
    Yup, that's a bath. Soap makes it official.
    Renee P

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    My herd get baths when they go swimming! I keep a wading pool in the yard during the summer months, they effectively bathe themselves If they get into something nasty during the winter months I will bathe them but it is a rare occurrence. Thinking about it my youngest dog has only gotten one bath since I have had her. That was the day we picked her up from the breeder, the smell of cedar chips and urine needed some serious attention.
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    I am curious about the ones that answered more than once a week, why?

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