how long does it take you to groom your dog?

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  1. dobiegirl

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    how long does it take to do a good grooming on your dog?also post the breed(s) of dog(s).my doberman takes lets see
    regular grooming 10 mins.
    nails 30 secs.
    washing 7 mins.
    towl dry 2 mins. (you might blow dry)
    so for my doberman it takes around 20 minutes.
    how long does it take for you to groom your dog?
     
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    Nails 2 mins
    Brushing 10mins
    Undercoat raking 15 mins
    Washing 5 mins
    Drying (towel/drying cage) 30 min. Sun/running 10 min

    So between 30 minutes to an hour
     
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    what breed of dog?
     
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    Mine (Alaskan Malamutes) bathing 10 mins.
    nails approx 5 mins.
    trimming foot hair 5 mins
    Brushing and blasting dry approx 40-50 ins
    Brushing for showing 30 mins,
    so just over and hour and a half. each dog.

    if I have to take all four to a show it can take me up to 8 hours of getting them ready.

    Mo
     
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    Australian Shepherd. He hates being blown dry, so that's why inside drying time takes so long. His coat dries really fast if he's outside running in the sun, a fact that has saved my car at the dog park many times.
     
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    Makenzie is a 80lb hybrid wolf, luckily he's got a short coat but it's very dense. Completely brushing him down is at least an hour from September til about March, about 2~3 hours total when he's blowing his undercoat, and about 30~45 minutes during the late spring/summer/early fall.

    Bathing him thoroughly is at least 30 minutes in the tub and about 2 hours of dry-time (terrified of hair dryers).

    He spends his time outdoors so his nails don't require a lot of attention...an occasional 10 minuites time takes care of them. His hair is also pretty tame around his paws so I don't have to trim much.

    I try to keep a brush run through him a couple times a day to help shorten the 9-yard jobs to a minimum.

    Buddy's still reletively new...but I know that I can invest 30 minutes in brushing him a day and not be done. Washing him is about the same as Kenzie, but he takes longer to dry...a LOT longer (long-hair husky).
     
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    i only bathe him every 4 or 5 months - and that takes about 15min in the shower. (he's a boy... he hates baths!)

    Brushing can take about 20min during shedding season and 10 min during the rest of the year.

    I don't do his nails. I take him someplace else and have them do it.
     
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    Face - forever, she keeps jerking away and escaping out the door when I go for the Q-Tips.

    Body - 20 minutes, she adores this and insists I keep going over her. But she's just not that hairy (I had a beardie, I know from hairy) and after a while, she starts to look a little bald so you have to stop. Plus, I'm allergic so I start to need, intensely, a shower.

    Tail - forever, we're in agreement that this is horrible and our constant putting it off means when we do it, it's a mess.

    Belly - as far as she's concerned, we could do this for hours. I try to stop after two seconds, since there's not much fur here, but she wraps her very large and sharply clawed paws around my wrist to keep me there.

    Legs, Front - 20 seconds, she hates this intensely and I try to go fast.

    Legs, Hind - 2 hours; 20 seconds for the brushing part and 1 hour and 40 seconds for cursing, biting, escaping, chasing, pleading, apologizing, snarling, whining and resigning oneself to the inevitable (take your pick who's doing what at any given point)

    Bathing - see above, susbtitute 'washing' for 'brushing' and include at least 20seconds for drenching humans in water.
     
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    RB loves water so everything takes a bout 20 min if he doesn't want to play with the water but that is another story:D
     
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    Initial prep: Trim nails, shave pads, sanitary trim if needed, and total brush-out.. Probably takes about 30 minutes per dog. It'd be faster with Ripley, but he pitches a fit about getting his nails done.

    Bathing: 20 minutes for Dakota, about 10 for Ripley. Add 10 minutes if I use creme rinse, which has to sit on them.

    Combing before blow-drying: About 10 minutes for Dakota and 5 for Ripley

    Blow drying: Yeesh. Only about 30 minutes for Ripley, but easily 1-2 hours for Dakota, and even more if I'm practicing show grooming.

    Finishing trimming/scissoring feet and feathering: About 45 minutes for each dog, longer for Dakota if I'm actually giving him a haircut as opposed to neatening his fur up. Again it would be much faster with Ripley if he didn't squirm and resist so much.

    I only really groom them about once every 3-4 months, and when I do it takes a good part of the day to get both all spiffy.

    Normal baths take about 20 minutes, and during the summer months I rarely if ever bathe Dakota since he's always clean from swimming in the pool. I never have to blow dry them during the summer, I suppose thats one good thing about Arizona climate :)
     
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    It really doesn't take me very long, as all I really do is give them a quick brushing before, bathe them, and then brush them out again. Maybe blow-dry if I need to. I don't usually clip their nails. We've got the clippers but their nails are at a good length right now. Anyways, with a full grooming (which I'm planning on doing for my BC mix) I'd have to

    Brush her out (approximately 15 minutes) she's got a ton of fur
    Clip the fur between her pads (approximately 25 minutes) it grows the grass
    Bathe her (approximately 15 minutes) I can't tell you for sure how long it'd take, she hates baths but seems to be getting better
    Brush her out (approximately 15 minutes)
    Blow dry her (approximately 45 minutes)
    Take a shower myself (approximately 15 minutes)

    And then we get into how long it takes to brush out my wet hair, blow dry it, etc... ;)

    She's brushed every day since she's so full of fur and her feathering gets a bunch of junk stuck in it if I don't. That's probably 15 minutes or so. Depending on whether it's tangled or not.
     
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    well for my pointer is very quick
    I bross him in like 5 minute and wash him in like 15 minutes or less !
    For my airedale terrier it's a diferent stuff.
    a regular brossing take me like 15 minutes .
    but when I strip her I take like a week doing it ( i'm just a newbie ) with 1 hour every day!
    for teh bath I only wash her legs and head. that take me like 10 minutes .
    after before a show I take like 20 minute more clipering the bud and neck . cuting with sisors some part , doing the nail and ears.
     
  13. Dobiegurl

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    Brush- 5 minutes

    Nails- 3 to 5 minutes (depends on if Chico wants to cooperate, he had a bad nail experience once where I clipped the quick and it bled so much. I had to take him to the vet because nothing stopped the bledding. I used everything from ceptic powder, to baking soda to a bar of soap, nothing)

    Bath- In the summer it takes about 5 minutes because I just put the shampoo on him, and hose him down, he loves the hose for some reason. But in the winter I have to use the tub, and Chico hates the tub so I have to spend time calming him down, so about 10-15 minutes.

    Ears- 1 minute

    Teeth- 2 minutes
     
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    If I just go over Quigley with his regular routine, I'm done in about 10-15 minutes - nails, ears, brushing. Bathing adds about 10 minutes.

    When I strip him, it usually takes about an hour's worth of work each day for 3-4 days, since I don't want to force him to have it done all at once. He doesn't particularly enjoy it and does tell me when it's enough for him for the day.
     
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    Nails 2 mins
    Brushing 10mins
    Undercoat raking 15 mins
    Washing 5 mins
    Drying (towel/drying cage) 30 min. Sun/running 10 min

    Maddie, the Cocker Spaniel takes FOREVER

    prebath
    brushing at least 15mins
    trimming about 5mins
    ears and eyes about 3mins

    bath at least 10mins

    towel drying and running in the sun takes hours, but she HATES the dryer.

    brushing, trimming, feathering, paws & nails, "the whole package" 30mins

    Carly takes about 30mins from start to finish, mainly because she's little.

    Missy and Charlie are wash and wear dogs ;) brush, Bath, nails, eyes, and ears, brush 20mins

    Then I have to shower, 20mins, lol

    A half day excursion :p
     
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    Visa takes me quite a long time. I do her every one to two weeks.

    First, bath - 10 min
    Blowdry (I show-dry her so it takes alot of extra time) - 45 min
    Nails - 1 min
    Trim pads/feet - 5 min

    That's all, I don't brush or comb her ever (unless she is blowing her coat, once a year).
     
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    I've never really thought about the time it takes, just set aside an afternoon. Brush, comb, bath, towel, blowdry, brush, comb, trim feet, nails, little up the legs and, errrrr, other parts. Lucky for me he likes being brushed, except he thinks it's quite the game when he's on his back, LOL. Then out for a pee, run through the cedar hedge and roll in the dirt, in for another brushing and picking out cedar bits....

    This only gets done when his whites don't look so white anymore but he gets brushed every day.
     
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    I don't do it all at once.

    For Yoshi the Shih Tzu:

    20 minutes bath
    15 minutes blow dry
    25 minutes various brushing
    10 minutes cutting nails
    2 minutes for eyes
    2 minutes for ears

    at least 10 minutes brushing a day.
     
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    Zeus is insanely easy.

    Nails: 1-2 minutes
    Ears: 3 minutes
    Bath: five minutes, towel dry. It takes me longer to assemble bathing equiment than it does to bathe my dog.
    Brushing: Maybe 2 minutes, if I take my time and go very slowly.
    I brush Zeus once a day, and bathe him about once every two weeks. His ears are cleaned weekly.

    My mom's maltese in full coat, though...THAT dog takes a lot of grooming.
    Clipping: Sanitary clip, tummy clip and shaping the feet, about 30 minutes.
    Bathing: 10 minutes
    Blow drying: 45 minutes to an hour
    Face washing to prevent tear stains: 5 minutes
    Brushing: 15-30 minutes, depending on how tangled the hair is.
    Doing the topknot: about 2-5 minutes.
    Nails: 2 minutes
    Bathing, blow drying and nails are done weekly. Clipping is done monthly. Everything else is done twice daily except the topknot, which is done once daily. That's a lotta work for a 7-pound dog!
     
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    Yorkie Before puppycut
    Nails 5 secs
    Brushing 5 mins
    Washing 5 mins
    blowDrying an hour
    after puppy cut no blowdrying and a 2 sec brush so 5 mins

    silky terrier has longcoat
    10 mins brushing
    5 mins wash
    30 mins blowdrying

    longhair chihuahua
    5 min bath
    2 sec nails
    30-hour blowdry his coat is thick
     

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