here i am
hmm, coatie? chris? this must mean that you're getting the precious little Gianna
(she was my pic from the beginning, finding out she's a coat is a cherry on top)
honestly, there is not that
much of a difference in having a LC as oppose to a stock coat, as i have both and didnt need to make many additional purchases once i got Tilden.
i will say that in my experience, the furminator is no good on a coatie. it doesnt penetrate Tildens coat at all (just skips over it in an odd fashion) and cuts too many of his guard hairs - the only place i find it effective is right in the flank area. other grooming tools that i use is an undercoat rake, a boar bristle brush for finishing, and a grooming comb (my only LC specific purchase) for the little tangles in the feathered areas. for shampoo i don't use anything special, and although i've thought about using a conditioner - my cat spends alot of time grooming the dogs, so it is not recommended.
brushing can vary from every day to a couple times a week to once a month even (okay Debbie, i finally admit it) just depending on the amount of undercoat, the weather, shedding, and what activities he's into. i bathe with shampoo only twice a year, and rinse as needed after beach trips and what not.
i pay special attention to grooming and debris removal behind the ears, under his belly, the back of this legs, and his tail. i also make sure to check his nails more frequently because he has really fluffy feet and they can disguise the need for a nail trim.
last but not least, get ready for all the extra attention a coatie (especially a coatie puppy) will bring and a lifetime of explaining what breed of dog she is
enjoy the ride - its SO worth it!
a coatie convert!