The best dog shampoos for every type of pooch

Getting your dog all clean and bubbly doesn't have to be a hassle. These are the best dog shampoos to help you do just that.

Three dogs being washed with dog shampoo

by Eve Miller |

Every dog and its owner is different, but something that unites us all is the dreaded bath time. We like our pups to be clean, especially after a muddy walk, but each dog needs shampoo to suit them specifically.

Some of you may have puppies who aren’t used to being washed, a dog with sensitive skin or maybe your furry friend has a really thick coat that gets matted by its dog collar. We aren’t all groomers, so you’re not alone if you’re stuck on how to handle your unique pooch’s shampoo selection.

With so many to choose from and so many categories, it can be hard to know what’s best for your dog. Luckily, WhatsTheBest is here to help. We’ve done the hard work for you and found the best dog shampoos for whatever man’s (or woman's) best friend needs.

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We love our dogs but sometimes a full wash doesn’t fit into our busy schedules. There’s no need to worry, though, as there are some great dog dry shampoo options to tide you over until the next bath time. Here are a couple of our favourites:

How often should you bathe a dog?

It is recommended that you bathe your dog every four weeks. However, the frequency of washing your pet may be different for each dog.

Wendy Weinand, manager, pet services grooming education for Petco, says that it is best to wash your dog every four weeks. “This will help to keep their skin and coat clean and keep their natural oils spread out to help condition,” she says.

Eve Miller is a Commercial Content Writer for WhatsTheBest with a love for writing, film, and beauty.

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