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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

How do you keep them from getting matted?

I just spent 30+ minutes trying to cut the mats out at the base of the ear. She still looks beautiful but I'm thinking they should be brushed daily to keep the knots from forming.

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Re: Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

Brush her. (It wouldn't take 30 minutes total a month if you did it everyday.)

You could also try one of the products that are made for de-tangleing(sp) horses manes and tails like Show Sheen. (Though that might make her coat look a little greasy. There are some products that won't make her look "greasy".)

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Re: Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

lol...

I know this isn't much help...but Marshall is a short coat and I always laugh at that fuzzy hair he still has behind his ears...like his puppy days lol!

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Re: Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

You could cut the hair. If you like the looks but not the matts you could use thinning shears to cut it:



They remove some hair but leave the rest at the same length.
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Re: Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

yep! the only real solution is to brush everyday. i MUST brush maxs fuzzy ear hairs (hes a long hair) or they get very matted and i wind up snipping them out. he LOVESSSS being brushed all over and it keeps the shedding down a bit so it works out good for the both of us

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Re: Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

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Originally Posted By: BlackGSDBrush her. (It wouldn't take 30 minutes total a month if you did it everyday.)
Easier said than done. She won't lie still and thinks the brush is a chew toy. I even tried wearing her out playing with a frisbee so she would be too tired to chase the brush. That didn't last long. lol.

I just noticed the mats are closer to the roots and not at the ends. That doesn't make any sense.


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Re: Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

A de-matting comb. Works great if they get little tangles and it does not leave the hair looking cut.
http://www.petco.com/product/15400/F...-for-Dogs.aspx
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Originally Posted By: DHauEasier said than done. She won't lie still and thinks the brush is a chew toy.
Get some peanut butter and smear it on the front of your fridge - make a BIG circle with it. Line the dog up with the fridge, point her nose at the PB, let her clean the fridge while you work on her ears!
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Re: Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

Wow, I have never had a matt by my coats ears. If I did have that problem I would figure regular brushings would take care of it.

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Re: Fuzzy Ear Hair on Long Coated Dogs

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Originally Posted By: MyoungWow, I have never had a matt by my coats ears. If I did have that problem I would figure regular brushings would take care of it.
Me either. I brush two or three times a week tho.

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