Dog Grooming Costs in the UK

Choosing the right dog groomer is about giving your dog the best experience, but it’s also about the cost.

We’ve taken a look at the average UK dog grooming costs, so you have an idea of what you may need to pay to keep your pooch looking spick and span.

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What affects the cost of dog grooming?


On average, you can expect to pay around £43 to get your dog groomed in the UK. But dog grooming costs can vary depending on the size of your dog, the breed and where you live in the country.

There are other things to think about too, like whether the price includes a shampoo, blow dry and nail clipping. Most full grooms with a professional groomer will include these but it’s always good to double check.

Another thing to keep in mind is if your dog’s coat is in bad condition. If it’s very matted, then the groomer could potentially charge more. The type of cut can affect the price too. If you have a miniature schnauzer for example, going for the traditional cut with the skirt left long as well as shaping the beard and brows can be quite expensive. It might be cheaper if you choose to have the coat on their body the same length all over and just go for the traditional face. 

Average Cost Of Dog Grooming Based On Size And Coat Type


So, how much does dog grooming cost for your dog? Often, the cost of grooming depends on the size of your dog and the length of their hair.

Below you’ll see the average cost of dog grooming in the UK, according to size and hair type.

Cost of Dog Grooming by Size and Coat Type

Short Hair/Smooth Coat

Long Hair/Silk/Wool

Wire Hair/Double Coat

Small Dogs

Jack Russell, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Chihuahua, Pug, Boston Terrier

Bichon Frise, dachshund, Toy Poodle, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Lhasa Apso

Border Terrier, Sheltie, Norfolk, Norwich, Patterdale, Pomeranian

From £29 to £35

From £39 to £65

From £40 to £65

Medium Dogs

Beagle, Greyhound, Bulldog, Dalmation, Whippet

Cockapoo, Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, Miniature Poodle

Westie, Wire Fox, Scotty, Cairn, Miniature Schnauzer, Lakeland Terrier

From £33

£47 to £65

From £44 to £85

Large Dogs

Labrador, Boxer, Pointer, Weimaraner, Vizla, Great Dane

Standard Poodle, Labradoodle, Border Collie, Setter

Golden Retriever, Newfoundland, Collie, Airedale, Husky, Portugese Water Dog

From £39 to £65

£52 to £85

From £62 to £90

Size of the dog

The smaller the dog, the less time it should take to groom them. And the bigger the pooch, the more time they’ll need to be in the groomers to look their best. The cost of dog grooming is usually time-based, so it will cost you more for a longer groom.


Different types of coat take longer to cut too. A simple cut for a short haired dog can take less than an hour, whilst a groom for a dog with a longer coat can take up to three hours in some cases. This is all reflected in the cost.

So, whilst a jack russell on average costs under £30 for a groom, a border terrier with its wiry coat will be closer to the £40 to £65 mark. For larger dogs, and especially those with a double coat like a golden retriever, you’ll find the highest average costs.

Types of Grooming For Dogs


Professional dog groomers can also offer a variety of other treatments, from flea treatments to nail trimming. And if you really want to pamper your pooch, some even offer a nail polish treatment!

As well as a full dog grooming service, here are a few of the additional treatments a dog groomer may offer, and the average costs you can expect to pay.



Estimated Average Cost

Full Dog Grooming

£29 - £62

Nail Polish


Nail Trimming

£8 - £15

Flea Treatment


Breath Foam Treatment


Paw Treatment


Coat Styling & Colouring

£40 - £50

How do I protect my dog and how can Asda Money help?


Whilst the cost of grooming isn’t covered by your pet insurance, dog insurance can help in the event of unexpected vet bills.

Explore Dog and Puppy Insurance at Asda Money and protect your pet today. Choose the right insurance for you and your pup by comparing our different cover types without the confusing insurance jargon. 






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