I have a yorkshire terrier/ toy poodle mix. I've heard so many different suggestions. One vet seriously said 3 times a year, but that is just gross. My dog tends to smell bad often, and I have already asked the vet why. He just has grows his fur really quickly and plays outside a lot. Any suggestions?
How often you wash a dog depends a lot on the dog. By trial and error, I know my dog's skin can withstand a wash at least once a week, but I try to keep it around once a month because I've been putting Frontline on her and I don't want that expensive flea repellant to get washed off.
If you don't want to wash your dog that often, they sell little doggie perfume sprays at dog stores now, and those work pretty well. I feel bad admitting I bought one, but…uh…it was on sale. Really.