The 25 Easiest Dog Breeds to Groom

Nobody likes a smelly dog, but all pets get dirty from time to time. Budding pet owners who are looking for an easy-care companion will be pleased that not every puppy needs a weekly pampering session at the dog groomer to look their best.

Of course, every dog ​​needs grooming, but some breeds are easier to groom than others. Aside from basic grooming that applies to most breeds, such as taking care of their nails, checking their ears, and doing some dental care, there are many dogs that require little or no grooming on a regular basis.

If you’re not into the low-maintenance grooming that comes with a breed like the sleek poodle or the handsome Bichon Frize, don’t worry – many dogs just need a weekly brush and they’re good to go.

Using information from the American Kennel Club and the DogTime grooming site, here is a roundup of the 25 easiest dogs to groom. Their grooming needs are fairly low-maintenance and usually don’t go beyond a weekly brush and an occasional bath – there is no primer for these pooches.

American bulldog

Grooming your American Bulldog is pretty easy as it only needs bathing when it gets dirty, although regular brushing will keep its fur clean.

A pet bulldog wears an American flag headscarf around his neck at a July 4th celebration in Santa Fe, New Mexico. American bulldogs only need bathing when they get dirty.
Robert Alexander

American English Coonhound

American English Coonhounds should be brushed once a week and their nails trimmed once a month, although they only need a bath every four to six weeks.

American English Coonhound
An American English Coonhound at the 136th Annual Westinster Kennel Club Dog Show Preview on January 26, 2012 in New York City. American English Coonhounds should be brushed once a week.
Mario Tama

American staffordshire terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers only need a quick brush once a week and only need a bath if they get dirty or develop a “dog odor”.

American staffordshire terrier
An American Staffordshire Terrier at the Sacramento SPCA February 1, 2008 in Sacramento, California. American Staffordshire Terriers only need a quick brush once a week.
David Paul Morris

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dogs’ fur has no odor or oil residue, so they only need a quick brush and an occasional bath once a week. However, because this breed loses its undercoat twice a year, the dogs need to be brushed every few days during this season.

Australian cattle dog
An Australian Blue Cattle Dog on March 25, 2011 in Longreach, Australia. Australian Cattle Dogs have no odor or oil residue on their fur.
Mark Kolbe

Azawakh

The Azawakh breed has short and fine coats that only need brushing once a week, and the dogs don’t need frequent bathing.

Azawakh
An Azawakh dog runs through Green Park in London, England on February 24, 2004. The Azawakh breed has a short and fine coat.
Jim Watson / AFP

Basenji

The Basenji breed is easy to groom as they only require brushing once a week and are generally not smelly dogs. So all they need is a bath when they get very dirty.

Basenji
Basenji dogs in Logan Circle Park on October 14, 2010 in Washington DC
Kimihiro Hoshino / AFP

beagle

Beagles need to be brushed weekly but don’t need to be bathed very often unless they get messy.

beagle
A Beagle at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on December 17, 2019 in London, England. Beagles need to be brushed weekly but don’t need to be bathed very often.
Marsland / WireImage

Bloodhound

Blood dogs should be bathed regularly to keep them from stinking and brushed once a week.

Bloodhound
A bloodhound in Washington, DC on August 29, 2013. Bloodhounds should be bathed regularly to keep them from stinking, but they only need to be brushed once a week.
Saul Loeb / AFP

Border collies

Border collies need brushing about twice a week to keep their hair free of tangles and debris.

Border collie
A Border Collie at the NEC Arena on March 11th 2018 in Birmingham, England. Border collies need brushing about twice a week
Richard Staller

Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers don’t lose much, so they only need brushing once a week and they only need an occasional bath.

Boston Terrier
A Boston Terrier is seen in Florence, Italy on January 10, 2017. Boston Terriers only need brushing once a week.
Claudio Lavenia

boxer

Boxers are typically clean dogs that require minimal grooming – a weekly brush should be enough.

boxer
A boxer dog at the annual Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Center on March 11, 2011 in Birmingham, England. Boxers are typically clean dogs that require minimal grooming.
It was Scarff

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terriers should be brushed and combed once a week, but do not require intensive grooming.

Cairn Terrier
A Cairn Terrier at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 16, 2016 in New York City. Cairn Terriers should be brushed and combed once a week.
Matthew Eisman

Chihuahua

Smooth-coated Chihuahuas only need to be brushed occasionally and bathed regularly, while the long-haired Chihuahuas should be brushed at least once a week.

Chihuahua
A Chihuahua puppy poses at the Pucchin Dog store in Japan on July 11, 2007. Smooth-coated Chihuahuas only need to be brushed occasionally, and long-haired Chihuahuas should be brushed at least once a week.
Koichi Kamoshida / Getty

Daschund

Dachshunds are generally clean and do not smell, although their brushing needs will depend on the dog’s coat. Smooth-haired Dachshunds are relatively easy to care for, although long-haired Dachshunds require more frequent brushing.

dachshund
Long haired Dachshund at the NEC Arena on March 6th 2020 in Birmingham, England. Dachshunds are generally clean and do not smell.
Jeff J. Mitchell

German pinscher

German pinschers have short, dense fur that doesn’t require much grooming. They should be brushed once a week and only require an occasional bath.

German pinscher
A tock picture of a German pinscher. German pinschers have short, dense fur that doesn’t require much grooming.
eAlisa

German Mastiff

Great Danes should be brushed once a week, except during the fur season when they need to be brushed daily.

Great Danes
A Great Dane at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Madison Square Garden, February 14, 2017, in New York City. Great Danes should be brushed once a week.
Drew Angerer

Greyhound

Greyhounds have a short, smooth coat that only needs to be rubbed with a damp cloth or glove and bathed regularly once a week.

Greyhound
A greyhound is taking a nap. Greyhounds have a short, smooth coat that only needs to be rubbed with a damp cloth or glove and bathed regularly once a week.
Les Lee / Express

Italian greyhounds

Italian greyhounds only need bathing when they get dirty. Italian greyhounds, however, need to brush their teeth regularly and should have them cleaned by a veterinarian annually.

Italian Greyhound
Italian Greyhounds at the Crufts Dog Show at the NEC on March 7th, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Italian greyhounds only need bathing when they get dirty.
Matt Cardy

Great Dane

Mastiffs only need a quick brush every few days, although the wrinkles in their skin should be inspected and cleaned regularly.

Great Dane
A Neapolitan Mastiff at the Sydney Royal Dog Show on April 5, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Mastiffs only need a quick brush every few days.
Mark Kolbe

Miniature bull terrier

The miniature bull terrier doesn’t require much regular grooming, but should be brushed once a week and bathed regularly.

Miniature bull terrier
A miniature bull terrier at the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 16, 2016 in New York City. The miniature bull terrier doesn’t require a lot of regular grooming
Matthew Eisman

Smooth fox terrier

The slick fox terrier should be brushed regularly and only needs a bath about once a month unless it gets dirty.

Smooth fox terrier
A Smooth Fox Terrier at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 16, 2016 in New York City. The smooth fox terrier should be brushed regularly.
Matthew Eisman

Toy fox terrier

Toy Fox Terriers require minimal grooming and only need an occasional bath.

Toy fox terrier
Stock image of a toy fox terrier. Toy Fox Terriers require minimal grooming and only need an occasional bath.
Farinosa

Vizsla

Vizslas have short, sleek coats that only require occasional brushing. If Vizslas stinks, they should be bathed in lukewarm water with dog shampoo.

Vizsla
A Hungarian Vizsla with Wirehaired Pointer plays in the snow on January 17, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Vizslas have short, sleek coats that only require occasional brushing.
Charles McQuillan

Weimaraner

Weimaraners require little to no maintenance, but owners should make sure that their nails are kept short.

Weimaraner
A Weimaraner at the Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena on March 11, 2017 in Birmingham, England. Weimaraners require little maintenance.
Matt Cardy

Whippet

Whippets don’t need a lot of grooming other than a weekly brush and an occasional bath.

Whippets
Whippets compete at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2018 in New York City. Whippets don’t need a lot of grooming other than a weekly brush and an occasional bath.
Drew Angerer

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