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How long does bathing/drying take?

Just wondering how long everyone usually takes to give your Hav a bath and dried. It usually takes me less than 30 minutes to bathe and dry Dexter.

I do not dry completely and let Dexter air dry some.



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I just bathed Izzy today. She is in full coat. I brush before and after. I completely dry her. I read somewhere (on the forum I'm sure) that if you don't dry them completely they pick up dirt on their coats and they don't stay nice as long. It took about 1 1/2 hours from start to finish. I float her coat with conditioner so that takes a little time too. I love how they look right after their bath. So clean and pretty.

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It takes me about 2 hours to bathe Tucker, start to finish. He gets brushed before and after the bath, and I totally dry him with the dryer. I wish my sink was deep enough to float his coat, but it isn't. I have told myself that when/if I every move, I want a nice utility room with a deep wash sink, so that I can bath and float him!

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It takes me 2 hours to completely bathe and dry each Mojito and Mambo. (I haven't been on the forum for about a year, so I'm not sure if I'm posting right...) If the photo of Mojito comes up on the left, that's when he was about 5 month old, he's almost 2 yrs. old now, and in full coat. I need to update photos and post photos of Mambo as well, my new baby. ) He's 11 month old. Mambo takes a bit shorter time to dry, but his coat is very abundant, so an hour and a half is about right. Plus I take this time to pluck inside the ears, brush teeth, shave pads, round paws, whatever needs to be done too. What does "float the coat" mean? I can't believe I have a Champion dog (brag.. lol) and I don't know that....
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It's an hour job if I don't thoroughly dry him.

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We don't dry our guys, we dry them with a towel and then let them run around the house until they're dry. Scooter is in a puppy cut but so far we haven't cut Murphy. I guess as his coat gets longer we'll have to dry him though.

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I gave them both baths yesterday. Two hours from start to finish..one...then the other. I do not usually dry them. I let them run around like crazy dogs, when they settle down, I start combing/brushing while they are still damp. It doesn't take very long to comb out Bentley but Evye has soooo much hair.

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I brush, bathe, blow dry and trim. Benji and Lizzie are in a longish puppy cut. It takes about 2 1/2 hours per dog. I don't bathe them the same day.

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What does "float the coat" mean?
I learned about this on the forum. After I shampoo her, I fill the sink with water and a little conditioner. Then I let her soak in it for about 5 minutes, while I'm waiting I use a cup and "baste" her so the conditioner gets on the top of her. I usually rinse her briefly after. I know some people don't but I find her coat gets grungy quicker if I don't.

1 1/2 hours is probably optimistic. I didn't finish brushiing her out after her bath, she had had enough. We took a break then I brushed out her front paws and chest later. I can't believe how much she's matting. I hope she's not blowing coat again. I'm hoping it's just from the shampoo and conditioner the groomer used (I forgot to bring my products last time I brought her to the groomer's and it really showed). I didn't have time to groom her before our trip so I had them do it.

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15 minutes now that we're back to a puppy cut. I don't dry him with a dryer because he completely freaks out.

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