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Please excuse my silly question but at what age did you bath your puppy for the first time. Roxie really needs a bath! There seem to be so many differing views on this. If I bath her now at 13 weeks will I ruin her lovely coat? I know it seems a ridiculous question but I really would like some feedback.Yes you've guessed it ,I am a first time mummy. :oops:
 
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I bathed Pickle last week :wink: .

Well she was watching me bath the Pood, so I thought "What the heck" and stuck her in the tub too :lol: .

You won't ruin her coat by bathing her occasionally, it is only if you do it every week or two you strip it of it's oils. Just once every now and then, won't hurt at all :wink: .

Actually I usually bath my pups pretty much as soon as they get home, to get rid of that poopie puppy smell. But Pickle was so clean already I didn't need to. I do like giving them one bath while they are still small enough to handle though, even if they don't need it. Because once they are big and strong, if they panic in the bath then, we could end up with all sorts of problems. I sort of see that first bath as part of their socialisation. :wink:
 

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Gillie had his first bath not long after he came home as he was really itchy and the vet recommended a shampoo. He has had another when he rolled in some really gross fox poo!
 

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As Jules said, providing you don't bath them too often there won't be a problem :D In the main, as they grow, they seldom need a bath - although sometimes it is absolutely necessary

Some of my pups have seen the bath-Tub once or twice before they leave :roll: and all have a bath just before they go :wink:
 

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Theo was bathed on his first day home in the kitchen sink - although the poor little chap unfortunately had biting lice from the straw he'd been kept in and his breeder was struggling to get rid of them so had lots of itchy scratchy scabby bits. He loves being bathed in the bath with warm water and shampoo but hates the post fox poo bucket of water and hibiscrub he gets regularly!!
 

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Bathed George for the first time Sunday as he was starting to hum!. He's 15 weeks. Used about 2 capfuls of Puppy shampoo in about 5 litres of warm water. He hardly 'complained' at all!!

His coat was nice and shiny before, and still is after his bath. He just smells a lot better!!

Useful to know that he shouldn't be bathed too often
 

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I bathed Elphie the day after we got her as she stank, and had had a stinky accident in her crate over night!!! I had to bath a further two times in the same week, as she absolutely reeked. Usually I would not have done so, as I think once or twice a year is enough, and my older dog goes swimming alot in the sea. Ephie has the softest coat and smells all lovely now. :)

I did dilute the doggy shampoo quite a bit though first. :)
 

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Alfie got bathed for the first time 2 weeks ago, only coz he had never had one and i didn;t want him being frightened if he ever needs one again. I'm not a bathing dogs person...they only get it if they really need it...lol
 

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Nellie had a shower the other week, does that count :lol:

Like others I only really did it for socialisation :)
 
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Jet had a bath the first week he can home because he stank :oops: He had a couple of baths when he was a pup due to the usual look-what-a-delightful-stink-I-found routine but since then I've never put him near the bath. He's 3 1/2 now and it's probably been just over 2 years since I last bathed him. He swims a couple of times a week in the river and thats enough to keep him clean :D
 

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Well ive never Bath Winnie!! I wish i did as He doesnt like water on him very much and has only just got into swimming (along the edge) But i guess if he needed one i would do it in the garden with the hose sso moreliek a shower!! :lol:
 

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I gave Mins a bath when she was about 10-11 weeks old I think, it was after the first time I had wormed her so I figured that was a good time to do it and I wanted her to have one bath (well shower) while she was still small to get her used to it.

She's now 19 months and has had maybe two/three more since then, but only because she's rolled in something disgusting or lain in a really muddy puddle that just wasn't going to dry off naturally.

My collie gets a shower on a fairly regular basis because he does love to roll in things when he gets the chance :roll:
 

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Sasha is one of those Labs who can get absolutely filthy out on a walk, but by the time we are home, she's spotless again - I can never understand that one :roll:

I love the smell of her :oops: when we are cuddling up on the sofa, she likes to put her face on my cheek, and I just adore the smell of her muzzle. When I do occasionally give her a bath it's mainly because she enjoys it so much. She flattens her ears right back, sticks her nose up in the air and blinks very slowly. She never wants to get out and you can just tell she is in ecxtasy :lol:
 
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Well she's had her first bath! She quite enjoyed it actually. She smells sooo much better now. Thanks to all the responses :D
 

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Kazz59 said:
Sasha is one of those Labs who can get absolutely filthy out on a walk, but by the time we are home, she's spotless again - I can never understand that one :roll:
If it's just mud I usually leave mine just to dry off - and as you say the mud magically disappears! - but I find fox pooh and cow pats have a slightly less pleasant aroma :lol:

Also there's a particular puddle that has mud with a real clay like texture and that just wasn't going to disappear of its own accord so we have to avoid that one when it's wet.
 
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