For small breeds or mid-sized breeds that do have thick hair or require a complicated clip or scissor work: grooming costs from $60 to $75. Examples include the Bichon Frise, Miniature Poodle, Maltese, Cocker Spaniel Shitzu, Lhasa Apso.

For mid-sized breeds that do not have thick hair or require a complicated cut, grooming costs about $40 to $70. Examples include the Pug, Beagle, Labrador Retriever, Greyhound and Dalmatian.

For large breeds to giant breeds that do not have thick hair or require a complicated cut, grooming costs about $55 to $80. Examples include the  Bloodhound, Cane Corso, Rottweiler, Doberman, and Golden Retriever.

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For mid-to-large-sized breeds that have thick hair and require complicated cuts, or giant breeds, grooming costs about $80 to $125 and up. Examples include the Standard Poodle, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bouvier Des Flandre, Briard, Samoyeds, Chow Chow, and Great Pyrenees.

Bath-only grooming -- this includes shampoo, con- ditioning, ear cleaning and nail trimming (we dremel nails), anal glands, and hand air forced dried (we do not cage dry) -- on a non-matted dog costs less than full grooming.

Additional Costs

De-matting for long hair costs about $50 an hour.

For about $10-$20 extra, a groomer will brush teeth.

For $10 extra, a groomer will use flea-killing sham-poo or skin-soothing colloidal oatmeal shampoo or do a hot oil treatment.

For about $50 to 100 depending on size and coat extra, a groomer will remove skunk odor.

Hand scissoring, which is time consuming, costs between $20 to $30 more than using clippers, depending on the size of the dog. It offers a different look.

Points of Interest

Groomers usually require that vaccinations are up to date.

We appreciate being told ahead of time if the dog is geriatric or has health problems or behavior issues. We are experienced in handling problem dogs, though many groomers will not accept aggressive dogs. This type of dog comes under our special pricing.

A puppy groom can cost as little as $35, depending on size and type of breed. Trimming of feet only.

Ask about our referral program, where a client can earn free or discounted grooming.

Before leaving the salon, make sure the groomer understands exactly what you want -- ideally by showing a photograph or good

communication.

Dog Grooming Services