Riverside Grooming

How Often Should I Get My Pet Groomed?

Here is a handy chart we compiled for you to determine how often you should have your pet groomed, depending on it’s breed  & hair style (clip). This will keep your pet looking good and also healthy & comfortable. Keep in mind that toenails, ear cleaning and anal glands (for little dogs) need to be done routinely.

If your dog is a mixed breed, for example, a Maltipoo or Cockapoo, simply follow the chart to the closest coat type your dog has.

Please note that these are guidelines, but due to different types of coat, grooming styles & dog activity, more frequent grooming may be required.

Dog Breed Frequency
Alaskan Malamute 2 – 4 months
Australian Shepherd 2 – 4 months
Beagle 2 – 8 weeks
Bichon Frise 2 – 9 weeks
Border Collie 2 – 4 months
Boston Terrier 2 – 8 weeks
Boxer 2 – 4 months
Cairn Terrier 2 – 10 weeks
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 2 – 10 weeks
Chihuahua 4 – 12 weeks
Cocker Spaniel 2 – 10 weeks
Corgi 1 – 3 months
Dachshund 2 – 8 weeks
English Bull Dog 2 – 10 weeks
German Shepherd 2 – 4 months
Golden Retriever 2 – 4 months
Labrador Retriever 2 – 4 months
Lhasa Apso 2 – 10 weeks
Maltese 2 – 10 weeks
Old English Sheepdog 2 – 10 weeks
Papillon 2 – 10 weeks
Parson Russell Terrier 2 – 12 weeks
Pomeranian 2 – 6 weeks
Poodle 2 – 6 weeks
Rottweiler 1 – 4 months
Schnauzer 2 – 6 weeks
Scottish Terrier 2 – 6 weeks
Shih-tzu 2 – 6 weeks
Siberian Huskey 2 – 4 months
West Highland White Terrier 2 – 6 weeks
Yorkshire Terrier 2 – 6 weeks