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Bathing Royal Standard Poodles: Tips and Tricks for a Fluffy and Clean Coat

Royal Standard Poodles are known for their majestic and distinctive long, curly hair that makes them stand out in a crowd. However, their fur requires special care and attention to keep it looking clean, healthy, and shiny. In this blog, we'll share a step-by-step guide along with some tips and tricks to help owners of Royal Standard Poodles in California make bath time a pleasant experience for them and their furry companions.

When to Bathe Your Poodle

Royal Standard Poodles do not need to be bathed as often as other breeds since their coat does not produce as much oil. However, washing your furry friend at least once every three weeks is recommended, depending on their activity level, coat length, and overall health. If your Poodle has a skin condition or allergy, please consult your veterinarian to determine the best bathing schedule.

Preparation Is Key

Before bathing your Poodle, ensure you have all the essentials, such as dog shampoo, conditioner, towels, and a brush. We recommend using a shampoo specifically designed for Poodles to keep their coat looking its best. It is also important to ensure the water temperature is lukewarm, neither too hot nor too cold, to make your Poodle comfortable during their bath.

The Bathing Process

Brushing the Coat

Brushing their coat will help remove tangles or mats, making it easier to bathe your Poodle. Use a slicker brush or comb to work through any knots or tangles. Make sure to brush your Poodle's entire body, including its legs, underbelly, and tail.

Applying Shampoo and Conditioner

Wet your Poodle's coat with warm water and apply a generous amount of dog shampoo. Work it into a lather and massage it into their skin. Please avoid getting shampoo in your Poodle's eyes or ears, as this can cause irritation.

Rinsing Thoroughly

Rinse your Poodle's coat thoroughly to remove shampoo, dirt, or debris. Any product left on your Poodle's skin or coat can cause irritation, itching, and dryness, leading to discomfort or skin issues.

Drying the Coat

Use a towel to dry your Poodle's coat and squeeze out excess water. You can also use a blow dryer on the low setting to dry their coat, but be careful not to use a high heat setting as it can cause damage to their skin. Once your Poodle's coat is dry, use a brush to remove any tangles or mats.

Enjoy a Stress-Free Bathing Experience

Bathing your Royal Standard Poodle is a process that requires patience and care. Following the steps above, you can ensure your dog's coat stays clean, healthy, and beautiful. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We'd be happy to answer them.