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She's gorgeous! :) I can sympathize how hard it is trying to get good pics of dark colored animals!

BTW - I'm sure some others will chime in, but because of the oil in Labs' coats, you really shouldn't bathe them often, if at all. Bathing them pretty much strips their skin of all of the natural oils. It can mess up their fur if you get in the habit of giving a Lab a bath consistently. Now obviously if a dog rolls around in dog poop and you can't get the smell out, then a bath is probably needed, but otherwise I think most people on here don't bathe their dogs much, if at all.

With Abbey, she doesn't really have Lab fur and she has really horribly skin problems, so I have to give her baths per the vet, but that's a different story. :)

If you have to do it, make sure you use dog shampoo, not human shampoo, because the skin pH levels are different. I would use something soap-free, too.

Toby used to get baths every month but now with me, he doesn't at all. It's hard getting his fur back to how it's supposed to be. :( It's very brittle and not how it's supposed to be.
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