How Often Should You Give a Jack Russell Terrier a Bath?

We have one and so do my in-laws. They give theirs a bath sometimes as often as every week, whereas we bathe ours only about once a month… how often should we bathe Jack Russell Terriers?

Once a month is fine. I wash my JRT when I notice that the white in her coat is starting to take on a yellowy tinge or earlier when she starts to smells. It normally works out to be about once a month or every other month. Definitely don't wash her every week. This will sap the skin of essential oils needed to keep it nice and soft instead of dry and flaky.

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  • jsmithx0x

    twice a month.. beginning and end of month
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  • cashewlicious

    This is NOT breed specific, but a dog should be washed no more than once a month. Washing a dog too often can dry out the coat and skin issues could ensue.

    add: why the thumbs down?
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  • ice queen

    once a month is fine bathing once a week takes the oils out of a dogs coat and leads them prone to skin problems
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  • tkhlw23

    Depends on how often they need it. Bathe only as often as needed.
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  • Kerry M

    Once a Month is good once a week is to much it will dry out there skin and cause it to be irratated you can buy Pet wet wipes and wipe them down to help out in between baths
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    Groomer for 5 years

  • Topeka

    The little dogs that are shorthaired and close to the ground tend to get dirtier and smellier quicker. When ever you notice the dog itching itself alot or if the dog smells then bathe it. Just dont bathe it too often because its not good for it's coat. Try to always give it a good bath every month or so.
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  • Smiley!!!!

    every other week..especially if it rains.. if it rains and the dog smells like rain take a dryer sheet works!!!! good luck!!
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  • Emma t

    Once a month is enough. Bathing a dog too much can strip away the natural oils from the coat, which can make the coat less weather resistant and can also cause skin condtions, or irritation.

    I would say a good brush once a week with a hand glove. And a bath every 1-2 months, depending on how greasy the coat feels, the smell and how clean it looks at the time.
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    got qualifications in animal care, and pet grooming.

  • anwen55

    There is no benefit to a dog in bathing all the time. A JR should only be bathed if he's really smelly, they are easy enough to brush regularly and bathing any dog too often can lead to dry skin and other skin disorders. A dog's skin secretes oils which are there for a purpose and every time he is bathed, these are washed out.
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  • Leo

    No more than once a month.
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  • CF_

    once a week is too often and can cause dry skin..

    non-shedding dogs need to be bathed every 6-8 weeks only because they need to be clean when they get their hair cuts or it will wreck the clippers – all other dogs can manage being washed only once a year… or twice… or never…
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  • Chris

    give the dog a bath once every 2 weeks and he/she will be fine..
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  • erin =]

    Continue giving her a bath once every month. If you give her a bath more than once a month, she'll get itchy and have really dry skin. Also, she will lose the natural oils from her coat.
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  • Nichole R

    Once a month is fine. I wash my JRT when I notice that the white in her coat is starting to take on a yellowy tinge or earlier when she starts to smells. It normally works out to be about once a month or every other month. Definitely don't wash her every week. This will sap the skin of essential oils needed to keep it nice and soft instead of dry and flaky.
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