How Often Should You Bathe a Boxer Dog?
In terms of coat care, boxers aren’t the most demanding pups but they still need regular bathing. Find out how often you should bathe your boxer.
General boxer care guide
The Boxer is a fairly low-maintenance breed. Even an inexperienced dog groomer can easily take care of them.
Particular attention should be paid to the skin on the muzzle. The muzzle and nasal folds should be wiped daily to remove food and moisture residues.
The coat should be brushed 1-2 times a week using a silicone or rubber brush. Brushing has a relaxing effect, improves blood circulation, and removes dirt and dead hair. Make sure your pupper is accustomed to the procedure from an early age.
After a walk, wipe your dog’s paws with a damp cloth and inspect them for scratches, abrasions, and cuts. Their pads are quite strong but still often get injured. Regular nail trimming (once a week) will save your pet from discomfort when walking and prevent his nails from twisting.
How often should you give your dog a bath?
Some local coat soiling can be easily removed by using dry shampoo or a simple damp sponge. If you decide to use a sponge to remove small areas of dirt, be sure to dry your dog properly with a towel and/or a hair dryer after his coat is cleaned. Use the dry shampoo according to the instructions on the packaging. They are usually like this: apply the powder, rub it in, wait 5 minutes and brush it out with a natural bristle brush.
After a walk in rainy weather, paws should be washed in a tub with warm water. It’s recommended to have a separate towel for wiping the paws.
There’s no need to bathe your boxer often, once every six months is sufficient. Unscheduled bathing is organized only in case your dog gets extremely dirty. Make sure that the washing water isn’t hot – no more than 32 degrees Celsius/89 degrees Fahrenheit. For hair care, use special shampoos with a reduced pH level.