Frequency of grooming visits will depend on the breed of dog and your choice of styling for your pet, but the following will give you a rough guide: Curly coated breeds such as Poodles and Bichons will benefit from regular visits every 6 to 8 weeks. Harsh or wiry coated breeds such as West Highland, Scottish, Wire Fox, Airedale and Welsh Terriers, Schnauzers and Deerhounds, every 10 to 12 weeks. Long silky breeds such as Yorkshire and Maltese Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus, Afghan Hounds, Spaniels and Setters can vary between 8- and 12-weeks dependant largely on what degree of care is given by their owners between grooming visits. Short coated breeds such as Dachshunds, Corgis, Pointers and Labradors will normally benefit from a twice-yearly visit for removal of dead coat and a tidying up and treatment of face, ears, nails, hygiene area and paws. Double coated breeds such as the New Foundland, Great Pyrenees, Husky, St. Bernard, Collies and Sheepdogs, between 2 and 3 visits per year dependant on individual coats and between-visit coat care. Any dogs regularly working outdoors or those who enjoy a particularly active and muddy lifestyle may of course require more regular washing and attention to ears, feet and paws.