Question by  SoCaliMommy (13)

Can you tell me how often you bathe a Jack Russell?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Bathe any dog about once a month for generally maintenance, and more often as needed (if he's dirty). Do not bathe more often, which will cause dry skin. Between bathing, use a dry shampoo if necessary. Even a Jack needs to be brushed every few days, which will keep shedding down to a minimum.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

That mostly depends on how active and dirty your dog gets. A bath about once a month is good for ANY dog, and the shaggier dogs or the ones who like to be out side could probably even use a bath every couple of weeks. But couple months shouldn't hurt.


Answer by  MsLizziebug (833)

It depends on the lifestyle of the dog. If he brushed and in a clean environment, less bathing is required. Generally speaking, every 8 to 10 weeks.


Answer by  RunawayJim (964)

Like any other dog, I would bathe your Jack Russell every two weeks or so depending on how dirty/ stinky they get. If your dog is always outside, you may need to do it more often.


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

Although some people bathe their Jack Russells daily I would not recommend that. I think bathing your dog once a week is adequate. You don't want to bathe them too much as that can lead to dry skin.


Answer by  Marina (41)

You should bath him whenever it is dirty and don`t looks good and perfectly clean. Bathing too often, on the other hand, can cause itchy skin and makes more problems.


Answer by  Nicki18 (27)

It is a good idea to bathe a dog at least once a week, especially if the dog is outside most of the time. It also depends on how dirty and smelly your dog actually is, if he/she just rolled around in mud, it is a good idea to give the dog a bath.


Answer by  Ashley68 (404)

If your dog is dirty and requires a bath, it's best to not wait. Many times dogs can go for months without needing to be bathed, but brushing is a must.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If you bathe your dog too much he will start to lose the oils in his coat and his hair will become tangly and matted. Don't bathe your dog more than once a week. Once every week and a half or two weeks is ideal. It allows the oils to build back up.


Answer by  Ruby40 (372)

You can bathe a dog as often as needed to keep the dog clean. Too much bathing, especially in harsh soap, can irritate a dog's skin, so don't go overboard.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

This depends on how much he is inside. Really, once a month is sufficient, but you can bathe him up to once a week, any more will cause irritation of the skin.

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