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Old 11-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A standard Poodle Owner spends about 10 hours a week on grooming

I read the other day the most Spoo owners spend 10 hours per week on grooming. I wondered if you guys think that is about right? I have two and I do something everyday! I have never kept my eye on the clock, but that got me wondering what I do spend and I am thinking about keeping up with it. But do I really want to know! That is the question. lol Has anyone ever kept up with their time? How much time to you guessimate that you spend per week, or day ect. I keep my dogs coat in a easy to care for cut and it is still a lot of time. I do let mine be "real " dogs. They get playtime outside , off leash everyday ect.
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Is that including bathing and clipping? Yeah, with 2 spoos, you probably don't want to keep track of all the time you spend grooming, LOL. I have a mpoo, and I think I spend about spend about 4 hrs per week for brushing/combing/teeth brushing. About every other week I will bathe her, so that adds some more time too.
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That seems a bit high...I don't spend 10 hours on my two a week. But I do break it up a lot, like clip nails one night, do ears another night, and baths and grooming which takes a couple of hours (for both) on Saturdays. But even with daily brushing/teeth brushing, I wouldn't think it takes 10 hours. Maybe the article was talking about maintaining a show coat?
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It depends on how long they are and if it's bath and blowdry week, but maybe 10 hours when you have a show dog?
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I have one in a show coat and one in a lamb like cut..it takes about 3 hrs for the bath, blow dry and brushing each week for one and 30 minutes every other day for brushing and blowing out again..so thats 4.5 hrs and then there is time for nails, ears, rebanding hair..Id say about 15 minutes a day..so 1.5 more hrs..now we are up to 6 hrs per week..I shave Madonna about every week...1 hr more....So Madonna takes about 7 hrs a week Stella takes about 1 hr to wash dry each week.. and if I am going to scissor work that adds about an hour for Stella and 2 hrs for Madonna...but I only do that every other week..I guess that puts me up to 8 hours one week and 10 hours the next week when I have to scissor and do Stella's FFT along with Madonna's shaving and tidying up..whew!
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I think it depends on the clip, like Ms Stella said. A short clip isn't going to take much time in maintenance where as a long or show clip may very well take more than 10 hrs.
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I don't do 10 hours per week. But I do have to do something everyday for both of them . I would guess I spend at least 5 hours a week. My girls have short coats, but just keeping the tk, ears and tails mat free takes alot of time. Then then there is the weekly ear cleaning and nail grinding .I clip them at least every 2 weeks. Baths come every 3 weeks for my Blue and every 2 weeks for my Cream. I don't blow dry very often. It does take alot of time even with a short coats, can't imagine keeping up a show coat... hats off to you guys that do!
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Lets see, it takes me about 30 minuets to drive round trip to the groomers, another 30 minutes for drop off and pick up while we stand around and chat. So, nope, only about two hours every five weeks! I don't bath or groom Lexi but I do spend about two-three hours a week, brushing and cleaning ears. I admire the ones who groom their own dogs. The idea of getting clippers near a dogs face just plain out scares me.
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I agree with you katbrat, I'm terrified to shave F/F/T. LOL at your time analysis. you could cut down that time by finding a mobile groomer to come to your house.
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I saw the 10 hours somewhere for SHOW coat. I love to fuss over grooming but I can't usually get it over 5 hours a week even with bath, blow dry, fft, clipping, etc. and some weeks it is half hour.
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