I love grooming those long coats!
Betty (wicked1996) big boys are the best! And Frieda too, of coarse.
Haven't seen them in a long time though.
We really miss her kitty
What do you use for shampoo and conditioner? Same as you would for a stock coat or do you use something to make the hair softer or silkier?
Someone on a Shih Tzu board just recommended some great stuff to me.
It's called Earth Bath
And it has Oatmeal & Alhoe in it. I haven't used it on DaKota yet.
But I do really like the results so far on the Shih Tzu & pug.
They also have an oatmeal condtioner I use too.
How often do you brush them as young pups (before their adult coat comes in) and then as adults (with their final coat)?
I would brush & comb often, just to get them use to being brush &
I'm guessing a long toothed comb is a must have for these guys. Anything else? I have the dog dryer already.
I really like using a dematting comb on thick heavy coats & double coats. It catches alot of dead undercoat & matts that you don't see.
Any places that frequently mat that I should watch out for?
Ears, elbows & the butt. to me, ththose places tend to matt the quickest.
Does anyone clean the underside of their longcoat - remove the hair inside the back legs and such?
I like cleaning out the undercarrage. It can get so knotted & dirty under there.
I also like doing this with client's dogs that only come in occasionaly.
It thins out the skirting back there & doesn't seem to knot up so quickly.
Any other grooming tips would be greatly appreciated!!