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Hartz Dog Shampoo Review 2024: Pros, Cons & Final Verdict

Written by: Genevieve Dugal

Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Dogster Team

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Hartz Dog Shampoo Review 2024: Pros, Cons & Final Verdict

Our Final Verdict

We give Hartz Dog Shampoo a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Editor Rating: 4.5/5
Value for Money: 4.8/5
Scent: 4.5/5
Longevity: 3.5/5
Deodorizing Powder: 4/5

We are not telling you anything new by saying that there is a myriad of dog shampoo options available online and at your favorite pet store.

Some are specially formulated to treat your pooch’s sensitive skin, while others tackle the fleas and ticks that invade your best friend’s coat. Not to mention the products that deodorize, cleanse, perfume, and detangle the hair. How do you find the best option that suits both your wallet and your beloved pup?

By relying on a reputable brand that has a proven track record, like Hartz. Besides, if you have been a dog owner for a long time, you have most likely already seen or heard of this company. Indeed, this family company has been specializing in a wide range of pet products for over 90 years. It offers many types of dog shampoos, specially designed for sensitive or irritated skin, flea and tick treatment, anti-dandruff, and even offers a “whitening” shampoo to revive the shine of white or silver coats!

For this article, we’re going to focus on Hartz Groomer’s Best Professionals 6 in 1, as it tackles several sources of headaches for all dog owners: tangled, dry hair, dandruff, odor, dirt, and heavy shedding.


Hartz Groomer’s Best Professionals 6 in 1 Dog Shampoo – A Quick Look

Hartz Dog Shampoo

  • Fresh and not overpowering lavender scent
  • Suitable for all fur and coat types
  • Great value for money
  • Free of sulfates, parabens, alcohol, or dyes
  • Makes fur soft and shiny
  • Contains synthetic surfactants that may cause allergies in some dogs


Brand Name: Hartz
Formula: No added sulfates, parabens, alcohol, or colorants
Shampoo Benefits: Deodorizes, cleans, conditions, detangles, moisturizes, and strengthens dog’s coat
Scent: Lavender, mint
Sizes Available: 18-ounce; 32-ounce
Item Weight: 1.13 lbs


divider-dogLeaves a Fresh Lavender and Mint Scent on Your Dog’s Fur

bath foam to a Golden Retriever dog
Image By: 135pixels, Shutterstock

Even if that smell doesn’t last more than a few days (if you’re lucky!), you’ll still enjoy the fresh smell your dog will give off every time he comes asking for cuddles!

Effective on Any Breed of Dog

From Chihuahua to German Shepherd, this shampoo does not discriminate. You will notice a greater difference in hair appearance after using this product on a large, hairy Bernese Mountain Dog, compared to a smooth-haired French Bulldog.

No Need to Buy Several Kinds of Dog Shampoos

It’s not just a marketing stunt: Hartz Groomer’s Best Professionals 6-in-1 Dog Shampoo is effective at softening, conditioning, detangling hair, and removing the layer of dead hair from your lovely pooch’s skin.

The Ingredient List Is Not Stellar

Even though the manufacturer boasts that its dog shampoo is free of alcohol, parabens, dyes, and sulfates, it still contains a certain amount of synthetic surfactants, such as Cocamidopropyl betaine and sorbitan laurate, which can cause allergies in some dogs with sensitive skin. Thus, dog owners looking for shampoos made with all-natural ingredients won’t be too thrilled when reading the fine print on the packaging.


French Bulldog Bath
Image by: Margarita Mindebaeva, Shutterstock

How Good Is the Warranty That Comes With This Dog Shampoo?

Unfortunately, Hartz makes no warranty with respect to this product. However, its affordable price is worth trying on your dog, even if it means passing it on to your neighbor if the results are not conclusive.

Is This Shampoo Suitable for My Dog’s Sensitive Skin?

Theoretically, yes. This shampoo is formulated to soothe the itchiness of dogs with sensitive skin. However, every pet is different, and your puppy may have an allergic reaction to this product. In any case, it is best to test a small amount of product on your dog’s fur before bathing him entirely.

How Often Should I Wash My Dog?

No more than once a week.

By the way, always ask your veterinarian’s opinion before buying any new product for your dog, no matter what the reviews say.

Every pet has different needs, and you should never rely solely on what you read online. We take great care to honestly review every product we have in our hands, but nothing beats the opinion of a professional like your veterinarian or animal technician.

What the Users Say

This shampoo does wonders for my dog’s fur. Since using this shampoo for my pup he has received more compliments than ever!”

“This shampoo smells divine! It does wonders for the coat of my large German Shepherd, who has a tendency to wallow in any puddles of mud he finds!”

Doesn’t keep all its promises (my Golden Retriever still loses as much hair as before) but this product leaves a very good smell on his coat


That’s the end of our Hartz Groomer’s Best Professionals 6-in-1 Dog Shampoo review. Does this product deserve a spot on your shampoo shelf for your precious dog? Without a doubt. But beyond the undeniable benefits of this product, you remain the only person capable of evaluating whether or not this shampoo is suitable for your animal. In any case, we hope to have been able to help you with your choice.

Featured Image Credit: oritslama, Pixabay

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