I do Rufus myself every Saturday morning. One week I'll focus on his face and head, next his legs, then body, then rear end. He gets a complete brush out and his nails and ears done each week and his teeth I do every morning. I'm guessing it takes me half hour to forty-five minutes most weeks. It might sound obsessive but he hates the groomer which was taking about four hours. This way he never looks great, but never looks terribly over grown either.