Grooming / Bathing

by Hilary
(Charlotte, NC, USA)

I have a Great Pyrenees by the name Momo and when I give her a bath she would stay clean about 4 days and get right back dirty again.... And it’s summer and I need some advice on how to keep up with her bathing.. Any ideas

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Jul 03, 2019
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Grooming / Bathing
by: Donna

You're lucky she stayed clean for four days. That's a long time in Pyr days.

The dirt will fall out whether it be in the house or outside. Keep her brushed regularly. A slicker brush and comb will to the trick.

Bathing twice a year should work. I'm not sure of the weather there but once it cools down and she isn't in the dirt cooling off so much and in the spring after the wet season and before the summer.

I hope this helps.

Jul 03, 2019
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by: Dawn

Is it ok to shave these dogs down?

Jul 05, 2019
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by: Great Pyrenees Club

Never shave these dogs. Their coats keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They have these double coats for a reason.

From Dogs Naturally:

Shaving Doesn’t Keep Your Dog Cool

What’s supposed to happen is that your dog sheds his undercoat in summer, leaving the guard hairs to provide your dog with insulation, and allowing cool air to circulate near his skin.

The guard hairs also prevent your dog from getting sunburned. Many double-coated dogs have pale pink skins (especially the northern breeds), and just like a pale skinned human, they’re more susceptible to sunburn. The guard hairs reflect the sun’s rays, protecting the skin from the sun.

The full link:

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/why-you-shouldnt-shave-your-dog-in-summer/

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