What shampoo for red Doberman? - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
Doberman Health If it has to do with your dog and its health post here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
Big Dog
 
abowman02's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 85
Location: Northern California
Dogs Name: Lexi, Piper
Titles: IABCA Int. Ch. (Lexi)
Dogs Age: 7-10-07; 04-22-09
Gallery Pics: 27
Visit abowman02's Gallery
Thanks: 225
Thanked 108 Times in 38 Posts
Images: 27
           
Question What shampoo for red Doberman?

Hey everyone,

We have a red doberpuppy and she is also a show girl. I wanted to know what would be the best shampoo to use on her? I would like something to help with dry skin, which we all know that Dobes have, add more shine and bring out her beautiful red color.

Thank you for any help that you can offer.

Angela

DPC of Sacramento http://www.sacdobeclub.org
abowman02 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 10:39 PM
Sea Hag
 
Murreydobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 12,933

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Murreydobe's Gallery
Thanks: 3,083
Thanked 34,674 Times in 7,941 Posts
                     
I've never used a special shampoo for my reds. Some people feed kelp as a supplement, thinking it darkens reds up nicely. I've never seen where it really made any difference from a color standpoint.

Lately I've been using Micro Tek shampoo (it's actually a horse product) and I like it about as much as any shampoo I've ever used on a dog.
Murreydobe is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Murreydobe For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-24-2009), brw1982 (11-19-2011), dobebug (07-26-2009), XCR (07-26-2009)
post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 11:05 PM
Extraordimary
 
MaryAndDobes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,658
Location: Ontario, Canada
Dogs Name: Kismet, Royal, Moxie, Copper & Wicca
Titles: Yes
Dogs Age: 11, 8, 8, 7 & 3
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit MaryAndDobes's Gallery
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15,492 Times in 3,059 Posts
                     
I really like Nova Pearls. I order it from Pet Edge.

MaryAndDobes is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MaryAndDobes For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-24-2009), brw1982 (11-19-2011)
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 11:14 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,099

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit KEstep's Gallery
Thanks: 3,730
Thanked 5,028 Times in 1,815 Posts
                     
I use Nova Pearls for my fawn.
KEstep is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to KEstep For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-24-2009)
post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 11:36 PM
Alpha
 
Andrea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,124
Location: Germany
Dogs Name: Amidala, Heavens Devil, Bea and Cougar at the bridge
Titles: BH, ZTP V1A, VPG 1

Gallery Pics: 62
Visit Andrea's Gallery
Thanks: 1,736
Thanked 3,413 Times in 807 Posts
Images: 62
                     
Send a message via Skype™ to Andrea
I have also a red girl and don't use any shampoo.
She has a dark red from birth on. I think the color of the coat is a genetic thing. I feed her raw and she gets daily salmon oil - that's it.


Take care Andrea and Dobermans


Dobermannzwinger The lone star
Andrea is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Andrea For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009), avalonandon (07-25-2009)
post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 11:41 PM
Alpha
 
clipclop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,801
Dogs Name: Wyatt and Razzle Dazzle
Titles: Pumpernickel Doberman
Dogs Age: 2-4-08 and 7-17-09
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit clipclop's Gallery
Thanks: 5,280
Thanked 5,820 Times in 2,287 Posts
                     
isle of dog - copper.
clipclop is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to clipclop For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009), KieferstahlDobermann (07-25-2009)
post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 12:48 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 666

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit KieferstahlDobermann's Gallery
Thanks: 386
Thanked 400 Times in 251 Posts
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by clipclop View Post
isle of dog - copper.
Definitely Isle of Dog.

I use the Black Dog Shampoo and it is wonderful! I use it on both my boys and it really darkened them up!

Last edited by KieferstahlDobermann; 07-25-2009 at 12:49 AM. Reason: To add more info.
KieferstahlDobermann is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to KieferstahlDobermann For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009)
post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 08:49 AM
Alpha
 
jatango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,025
Dogs Name: Wonder
Titles: CGC TDInc RN
Dogs Age: 3 years
Gallery Pics: 37
Visit jatango's Gallery
Thanks: 355
Thanked 1,411 Times in 518 Posts
Images: 37
                     
Send a message via AIM to jatango Send a message via Yahoo to jatango
Isle of dog copper or #10, great stuff!
jatango is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jatango For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009)
post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 09:02 AM
Alpha
 
Kpablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,612
Location: Dallas, Texas
Dogs Name: Louie CGC & Scooby
Dogs Age: 7/26/08 & 2/07
Gallery Pics: 8
Visit Kpablo's Gallery
Thanks: 13,842
Thanked 9,309 Times in 4,121 Posts
Images: 8
                     
Send a message via AIM to Kpablo Send a message via Yahoo to Kpablo
I have a blue - Isle of dogs Numbers 12, 51, and 60

"A man's soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog." - by Charles Doran
Facebook & Website
Kpablo is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Kpablo For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009)
post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 09:16 AM
Alpha
 
JiDia Dobermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 228
Location: Frankfort Kentucky
Dogs Name: Ch Briarwood Breakout
Titles: Akc.Int/U-Champion
Dogs Age: years
Gallery Pics: 7
Visit JiDia Dobermans's Gallery
Thanks: 0
Thanked 232 Times in 119 Posts
Images: 7
                 
Send a message via AIM to JiDia Dobermans Send a message via Yahoo to JiDia Dobermans
any dog shampoo with oatmeal in it will stop itching and flaking.I started my Katie on Kelp at 10 months her coat got real dark and shiny

James Bowman
Akc/Int/U-Ch.Briarwood Breakout
www.Jidiadobermans.com
JiDia Dobermans is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to JiDia Dobermans For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009)
post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 09:24 AM
Alpha
 
DobeGirl07's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,183
Location: North Carolina
Dogs Name: Suri & Lucius
Titles: CH Allure Dream Machine Alisaton TDI CGC
Dogs Age: 3 years & 2 years
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit DobeGirl07's Gallery
Thanks: 1,768
Thanked 2,273 Times in 1,047 Posts
Images: 1
                     
Isle of Dogs Gloss Shampoo and mask conditioner is the best I have ever used.
DobeGirl07 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to DobeGirl07 For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009)
post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 01:48 PM
Big Pup
 
michtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 45
Location: Central Texas
Dogs Name: Kali

Gallery Pics: 4
Visit michtx's Gallery
Thanks: 12
Thanked 52 Times in 30 Posts
Images: 4
     
True Colors shampoo is absolutely fantastic stuff, no unnecessary fragrance and as natural as possible. Makes my red girl's coat really gleam a rich chocolate brown, she gets lots of compliments on her appearance in public. I swear she almost looks like a different dog after a wash. No skin issues at all; I'm feeding The Honest Kitchen with raw meat and organs added, Vit E, fish oil and Show Stoppper.

Her half brother is a black and tan and they swear by it too, they're the ones who pointed out that they look like a different dogs after a bath - really brings out the highlights in his dark rust markings and his coat takes on an almost supernatural shine. He actually did have a skin issue at one point - never certain if it was an injection site reaction, mites or a reaction to Frontline, but he developed a quarter sized bald spot and chin bumps. The issue resolved quickly after a few weeks of Show Stopper and True Colors and no issues since - just a fabulous coat.

K9 Show Stopper - Omega Dog - Animal Naturals
michtx is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to michtx For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009)
post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 01:54 PM
Alpha
 
Miesha's mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,058
Location: NY
Dogs Name: Miesha, Baruch
Dogs Age: 2, 19 months
Gallery Pics: 3
Visit Miesha's mom's Gallery
Thanks: 4,026
Thanked 2,081 Times in 601 Posts
Images: 3
                     
I dont know I used Cowboy Magic the other day... I had to wash Miesha or she wasnt coming in the house, she had found some very interesting smell to roll in. Her coat has been really nice since then... its an equine product though.
Miesha's mom is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Miesha's mom For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009)
post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 02:05 PM
Super Moderator
 
greenkouki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13,036
Location: SC
Dogs Name: Zeus & Kira
Dogs Age: 9 & 4.5
Gallery Pics: 77
Visit greenkouki's Gallery
Thanks: 16,083
Thanked 25,238 Times in 8,248 Posts
Images: 77
                     
Click here to find out how greenkouki became a supporter
Any shampoo good for a black is good for a red! Be sure you are using cool water and not rubbing the soap against the coat. Rinsing with diluted ACV makes a world of difference too. (1/4 cup acv in a gallon of water)
greenkouki is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to greenkouki For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009), robinb (07-25-2009)
post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 05:27 PM
Owned by Dobes since 1975
 
Darkevs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 29,753
Location: BC, Canada!
Dogs Name: Charlie & Naughty Dottie!
Titles: BDIH & BND
Dogs Age: 6 1/2 & 2
Gallery Pics: 46
Visit Darkevs's Gallery
Thanks: 82,030
Thanked 48,160 Times in 18,587 Posts
Images: 46
                     
See If you can find a good moisturizing shampoo that contains Rosemary. Rosemary is an awesome conditioner for red hair. Just make sure you dilute any shampoo with water before you apply it to your dogs coat. Way less drying that way. And if you can make a final rinse with a rosemary infused vinegar solution added to the final rinse water! SHINEY!!!! It also will help balance out the ph of the skin.

Darkevs is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Darkevs For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009), BeccaBee (09-23-2012), GRAYGHOST (07-29-2009)
post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 05:34 PM
Alpha
 
robinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,665
Location: Washington State
Dogs Name: Emerald's Excabibur ex Tijac (Rex) and Wittrock's Jazzzzzy Tara (Tara)
Titles: CGC
Dogs Age: 04/12/05 and 11/09/08
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit robinb's Gallery
Thanks: 1,895
Thanked 1,638 Times in 587 Posts
                     
When Rex was a little puppy his breeder (Tosca) told me to use Pantene and I've been using it ever since with great results. As greenKouki stated not real warm water. I believe that good coats come from the inside out.

robinb is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to robinb For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009), greenkouki (07-25-2009), lyngr (07-25-2009)
post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 05:37 PM
Alpha
 
jatango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,025
Dogs Name: Wonder
Titles: CGC TDInc RN
Dogs Age: 3 years
Gallery Pics: 37
Visit jatango's Gallery
Thanks: 355
Thanked 1,411 Times in 518 Posts
Images: 37
                     
Send a message via AIM to jatango Send a message via Yahoo to jatango
Hey DLS, what do you think of using this shampoo with a rosemary tea rinse? I use the conditioner too. When making a tea, should I chop leaves or crush? Stem or not?
jatango is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jatango For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009), Darkevs (07-25-2009)
post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 06:43 PM
Owned by Dobes since 1975
 
Darkevs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 29,753
Location: BC, Canada!
Dogs Name: Charlie & Naughty Dottie!
Titles: BDIH & BND
Dogs Age: 6 1/2 & 2
Gallery Pics: 46
Visit Darkevs's Gallery
Thanks: 82,030
Thanked 48,160 Times in 18,587 Posts
Images: 46
                     
Just chop the Rosemary leaves and stems up and then infuse and strain and add the infusion to the shampoo to dilute and also add to the final rinse water. Or if you can buy Rosemary essential oil, just add a couple of drops to the shampoo, conditioner and final rinse water.


Last edited by Darkevs; 07-25-2009 at 06:45 PM.
Darkevs is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Darkevs For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-25-2009)
post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 10:42 AM
Alpha
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,503

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit dobebug's Gallery
Thanks: 5,445
Thanked 10,525 Times in 2,920 Posts
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by abowman02 View Post
Hey everyone,

We have a red doberpuppy and she is also a show girl. I wanted to know what would be the best shampoo to use on her? I would like something to help with dry skin, which we all know that Dobes have, add more shine and bring out her beautiful red color.

Thank you for any help that you can offer.

Angela
Hi Angela,

I was surprised to see that "we all know that Dobes have [dry skin]".

I've never had a Dobe in all of the years Ive owned them that had dry skin and have thought several times that what people start calling "dry skin" in a dog is more often related to incorrect bathing techniques like using water too warm, scrubbing at the skin with rubber curries, using harsh shampoos, inadequet rinsing etc.

Like Murreydobe one of my favorite shampoos is Eqyss MicroTek but I've found the various horse shampoos to all be pretty good. I use Relief Shampoo (which I've only ever seen at vet clinics) and their leave in or rinse out Relief conditioner on my fawn. I tried the Nova Pearls but it stripped too much oil from his coat--worked fine on the black dogs though.

Since your red bitch is a puppy you'll find that she'll go through a couple of puppy sheds before she has an adult coat. Other people have already said that coat color in reds (and blues and fawns) is largely hereditary--I haven't seen anything that really produces much of a change in coat color except for the color enhancing shampoos. Some reds fade more if they have a lot of sun exposure than others and puppies tend to fade easily but that's primarily because puppy coat texture is different than adult coats.

Shine comes from the inside--a healthy dog with a clean coat will be glossy--even my fawn shines when newly bathed.
dobebug is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to dobebug For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-29-2009), reddobes (09-23-2012)
post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 12:35 PM
Extraordimary
 
MaryAndDobes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,658
Location: Ontario, Canada
Dogs Name: Kismet, Royal, Moxie, Copper & Wicca
Titles: Yes
Dogs Age: 11, 8, 8, 7 & 3
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit MaryAndDobes's Gallery
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15,492 Times in 3,059 Posts
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by robinb View Post
When Rex was a little puppy his breeder (Tosca) told me to use Pantene
One of my puppy owners uses Pantene when she bathes Jessie (black female), and Jessie's coat always looks amazing.

MaryAndDobes is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to MaryAndDobes For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-29-2009)
post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 12:48 PM
Alpha
 
robinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,665
Location: Washington State
Dogs Name: Emerald's Excabibur ex Tijac (Rex) and Wittrock's Jazzzzzy Tara (Tara)
Titles: CGC
Dogs Age: 04/12/05 and 11/09/08
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit robinb's Gallery
Thanks: 1,895
Thanked 1,638 Times in 587 Posts
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryAndDobes View Post
One of my puppy owners uses Pantene when she bathes Jessie (black female), and Jessie's coat always looks amazing.
I was actually a little taken back the day I was picking Rex up and asked his breeder (Tosca here on DT) what she used, as all her dogs had wonderful coats including her Emma who is a fawn. Sort of expecting some hard to find exotic shampoo rather than Pantene! And I have to say it's worked great on both Rex and Tara.


Last edited by robinb; 07-26-2009 at 12:54 PM.
robinb is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to robinb For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-29-2009)
post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 12:51 PM
Extraordimary
 
MaryAndDobes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,658
Location: Ontario, Canada
Dogs Name: Kismet, Royal, Moxie, Copper & Wicca
Titles: Yes
Dogs Age: 11, 8, 8, 7 & 3
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit MaryAndDobes's Gallery
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15,492 Times in 3,059 Posts
                     
Ya, so was Jessie's handler. Taken aback, I mean. They remarked that her coat always looked great.

I believe that I've been Judy Doniere (Toledobes) post on other groups that she used Pantene on the dogs, too.

MaryAndDobes is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to MaryAndDobes For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-29-2009)
post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 08:50 PM
XCR
Alpha
 
XCR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 564
Location: Westchester, NY
Dogs Name: Dante
Titles: Nope.
Dogs Age: 12/14/08
Gallery Pics: 8
Visit XCR's Gallery
Thanks: 352
Thanked 268 Times in 168 Posts
Images: 8
                   
I know of a few show breeders that use PANTENE!!!!...I don't, and I am not a show person. I, like Murray dobe, use Eqyss Micro-tek....smells great and helps with any skin issues....Carol Ann from Rauschund recommended it to me a few years ago and I have been using it ever since.

Jim
XCR is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to XCR For This Useful Post:
abowman02 (07-29-2009)
post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 03:56 AM
Lil Pup
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3
Location: CA
Dogs Name: Linkin
Titles: King
Dogs Age: 2
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit linkinmum's Gallery
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I use 4% chlorhexidine medicated shampoo. I've never had any odor problems since using it and it last for several days! No "dog" smell!
linkinmum is offline  
post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 06:27 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 7,471
Location: TX
Dogs Name: Zelda(siberian husky), Optimus Prime(doberman)
Titles: CGC, Certified Therapy Dog
Dogs Age: 7, 4
Gallery Pics: 12
Visit ZeldaRules's Gallery
Thanks: 9,240
Thanked 21,080 Times in 5,362 Posts
Images: 12
                     
I use Buddy Wash Lavendar & Mint on mine.
ZeldaRules is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome