I just read some topics and noticed that many of you guys don't bathe your labs, due to washing away necessary oils. I didn't know about this. My last dog was a German Shorthaired Pointer/Lab and we bathed her all the time. Maggie is a purebred chocolate lab and we work/play her everyday. She gets non-stop exercise and is also used for hunting. No, she does not stink, but I just always thought that if you wanted a cleaner dog that doesn't shed as much you bathed them. (I'm talking about every two weeks) Her coat is always beautiful and shiny. But if bathing isn't necessary - cool! Less work for me.
PS: I would love to post pictures, but everytime I try my windows icon doesn't do it's thing even when I use photobucket? I've read all your posts about how to post pix too. Just going to try to figure it out today?
Bathing every two weeks isn't necessary. Job saved. ;D
I only give dakota a bath if she stinks or is REALLY dirty
Brushing is necessary, and removes the need to bathe in many instances. In my home, only Tatum gets baths, and that is because she has a skin condition that requires medicated shampoo.
I'm Jenn. Keeper of two labs in my home and one forever in my heart.
Throw the ball, damn it!