So I will admit im not a Lab expert in terms of care but im learning. For those who don't know how I got Sawyer and want to lecture me about not knowing too much about the breed before getting him. I didn't actively seek him out but I wasent going to leave him with my abusive neighbors at 9 weeks old. Anyways when I first brought him home he was FILTHY and I mean FILTHY. So of course I bathed him. Fast forward a week later and he's run through his own poo lol so he got anouther bath. Fast forward a couple days and he vomits in his crate so he got a bath. Mind you these are just general ranges but in other time he got quite a few baths as a little guy. And some even at about 6 months.ish. Well come to find out on a Lab forum that its not really a good thing to bath a Lab more then the bare minimum because of their coat. Needless to say I felt like a big idiot because honestly I didn't even consider it being different with a Lab than the Cocker Spaniels. Even though their coats are very different :doh:. So im just wondering about my fellow Lab owners here. How often do you bath your dog? And how long do you think it will take Sawyers coat to recover? I havent bathed him with dog shampoo since probley about August. Also anouther question for my fellow Lab owners. Do you beleive it does benefit their coats not to bath them?