So, you see, the opinions are never-ending. So how often is too often? While some dogs require weekly baths, some might not need a bath for a whole year.
The following four factors need to be considered in this regard:
1. Breed of the Dog (Type of Coat)
3. Lifestyle (Habits & Activities)
4. Environment (Indoor/Outdoor)
›› Double-coated dogs, like the Cocker Spaniel and the Pekingese, need to be bathed every 4-8 weeks.
›› If your dog has a smooth coat, like the Chihuahua, you will need to bathe it only once in 8 weeks.
›› The last category of dogs -- the non-shedding dogs, like poodles, need to be bathed every 6-8 weeks.
No matter what the bathing interval is, groom your dog every day. This will not only keep the tangles and dander away, but also prevent mess brought about by shedding of hair. What's more? It will also strengthen the bond between you and your dog! As a general rule, if you find that the dog is smelly and/or his coat is dirty, you should go ahead and give him a bath. Remember, a clean dog is a happy dog!