The best dog shampoo you can buy in the UK (top 6)

If your dog has rolled in something that they shouldn't have then you'll need more than water to get rid of the smell. That's why dog shampoo is so useful - these products are totally safe to use on your dog and will leave them smelling lovely and fresh. There are lots of options when it comes to dog shampoo, so that's why we thought it would be useful to round up the best dog shampoo that you can buy in the UK. Let's get into it:

Animology Dapper Dog

The Animology range features a variety of dog shampoos, but it's the Dapper Dog shampoo that we're most impressed with - it's a deodorising and conditioning shampoo which does everything you'd want for your dog's coat, leaving it very clean and smelling lovely. This dog shampoo is suitable for all coat types and can be used on any dog aged 6 weeks and more. A 250ml bottle of this dog shampoo is only £2.99, so it's also very well-priced. Learn more and buy it here -
Animology dapper dog dog shampoo


All of the dog shampoo from the team at Groomers has been created with the help of experts within the grooming industry, so it really is a top-of-the-range product - made in the UK using quality ingredient, the dog shampoo from Groomers is ideal for all types of dog coat. Both the Calming and Detangle dog shampoos from the Groomers range (pictured) are excellent, and which one you choose for your dog will obviously depend on your dog's needs. If you're just looking to clean your dog and help them relax then the Calming shampoo is perfect as it's made using lavender oil. The Detangle shampoo can help to reduce knots and tangles in your dog's coat, but also has a lovely Wild Rose fragrance which is really pleasant. Learn more and buy it here -
Groomers dog shampoo

Pet Head

The Pet Head brand has been around since 2008 and has been a huge name in the USA for a while, but is starting to grow in popularity here in the UK too. All of the dog shampoo within the Pet Head range are pH balanced, are full of natural ingredients including aloe vera and vegetable protein. Everything in the bottle is vegan and cruelty free, and the shampoos are suitable for puppies aged 3 months and up. We love the Sensitive Soul variety of this dog shampoo (pictured) which has a lovely coconut scent. Learn more and buy them here -
Pet Head dog shampoo


We love all of the dog shampoo from the Bugalugs team - they focus on natural ingredients, and all of the shampoo they make is tested on humans rather than animals. As well as smelling excellent, this dog shampoo is 100% vegan and PH balanced, which makes it suitable for all dogs (including puppes from 8 weeks and upwards). Amazingly, the water used to make the dog shampoo from Bugalugs actually comes from the Lake District. Learn more and buy it here -
Bugalugs dog shampoo


If you're looking for a dog shampoo which will make your dog feel luxurious then the dog shampoo from Barbour is a great option - this dog shampoo is made using essential oils and coconut, which leave your dog's coat feeling soft and smelling lovely. It's a product which is safe for puppies over the age of 8 weeks, and if you're looking to give a friend with a dog a great gift, this dog shampoo from Barbour is ideal. Learn more and buy it here -
Barbour dog shampoo

William Morris

The dog shampoo from William Morris is another example of a product which feels luxurious - it's made using very high-end ingredients, including essential oils such as lavender, patchouli, rosemary, and geranium, all of which provide a lovely fragrance. It's also pH-balanced and suitable for all types of dog coats. Alongside the essential oils, you'll find oat extract and pro-vitamin B5, both of which help to condition your dog's coat and leave it feeling soft and looking glossy. Every ingredient in the bottle is vegan and cruelty-free. Overall, we're really impressed with this dog shampoo, learn more and buy it here -
William Morris dog shampoo
We hope this guide helps you to find an excellent dog shampoo for your furry friend! Let us know if you and your dog have tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us to try. If you want to read something similar we have a guide which looks at the Julius K9 harness.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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