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abby9543
Just Whelped
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Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Tell us about yourself: Have a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd rescue.

Bathing and Coat

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Is a Dutch Shepherd's coat considered water repellent? And, How often should I bathe my short haired Dutch Shepherd?

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Tim91118
Training Dog
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Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:34 am
Tell us about yourself: Enjoying my Dutch Shepherd and my Malinois

Re: Bathing and Coat

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A Dutch Shepherd has a nice tight harsh coat that repels water. They also have a natural self cleaning coat. To keep the natural oils, I never bath my dog. If she gets into some good mud etc. it will easily brush out.
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Jay knowles
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Tell us about yourself: New owners,also own a English Bull Terrier

Re: Bathing and Coat

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Hi, mines 21 months and I’ve never bathed her. My other dog is 16 years old and had one bath when she was a pup never bothered again after that. Jay
ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: Bathing and Coat

Post by ladyjubilee »

I do bathe Bramble. I rinse her every time she get in the mud. Ugh, she loves to get in the mud!

But more, because the goal is for her to go everywhere, I have her professionally groomed about every 6 weeks. I also have cleaning cloths for her feet and coat for a quick freshen up. But that's more because service dogs should be "extra" clean. I know I don't want to go grocery shopping or eat my meal where a dirty dog is walking.

She is the only dog I've ever had that WANTS into get the tub.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC
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