I just got through showering Hazel and was a bit curious Hazel gets a shower every 1-2 weeks. She has a short, slick coat (no undercoat) which is great if she's splashing in the water. She repels most of it and what she does get wet (mainly her underside) drys quickly. She gets bathed so often because honestly, she starts to stink! I'm okay with the dog smell, but when it becomes a noxious odor, the dog is getting a bath. And her coat gets that dirty oily feel to it that I really hate. My gelding Divo gets the same thing, it's just nasty. Haze adores getting baths (I'm not sure if it's the nice hot water, the all over body scrubbing, or the towel fight at the end). The amount of dirt that comes off her is just amazing. I wash her with a equine shampoo from Corona, a tiny bit covers a lotta dog. Head/ear area gets wiped with a clean, soapless, wash cloth. After that she gets conditioned, throughly rinsed/scrubbed again, then out she goes to shower the bathroom as well. Afterwards she ALWAYS gets the zoomies. She'll race through the house at top speed, getting the linoleum and laminate flooring wet, which she then skids on and ends up crashing into walls and doors (this doesn't deter her in the slightest). Terrifies Duke, then DEMANDS she goes outside (a request always denied until she's nice and dry) to zoom around some more and scare the chickens a bit. Duke on the other hand, generally only gets bathed once a month. He has a rather soft coat, considering how short it is, but the boy doesn't stink. Or get that greasy/oily feel to him. He does love to roll (grass, carpet, you name it) but isn't as bad a dirt magnet as Hazel. As the weather gets colder he's more of a I'm-going-to-stand-at-the-door-and-dance-until-you-let-me-in magnet. He poops, pees, then ZOOM! Back into the house he goes! He does the same dance when he needs to go outside when he wants to go in If the back door is open, even better, he just vanishes back into the comforts of the living room. He hates baths too...it's like a death sentence. First he tries to convince you otherwise with much tail wagging and big eyes. Then he just troops into the bathroom....then you have to drag him into the shower, where he just stands with this "WHAT DID I DO WRONG D:" look (it's a bit strange, coupled with his perpetual wagging). Same routine as with Hazel, but he has this tortured look on his face the entire time.