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Old 11-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As new to poodles, I'm a bit overwhelmed. I had a yorkie for 15 years, so I'm used to brushing, combing etc. but I know poodle fast growing hair is different in quality (and quantity!). I've read a lot of posts here and there are tons of useful info, thank you all in advance, but I'm still in great doubts.
My question is very simple: Ruso is a pet, not a show dog, but I want to use what's best for his hair and skin. He's just 12 weeks old and I haven't groomed or bathed him already (just brush, comb, ears...). Here in Spain there aren't many options, but I've seen that some Chris Christensen, Pure Paws and KW products are available. Rusito is an apricot toy poodle; which basic products shall I start with? I'm pretty lost among all the stuff there...
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All Chris Christensen products:
Poodle Buttercomb (Its big but I still use it on my toy and couldn't do without it) *Medium* Slicker (used on my spoo - show coat and toy-basic clip)
Ice on Ice - Used on both
Day to Day Shampoo - both
After U Bathe - both and love it!
Mystic Ear Cleaner - Love it too!

These products are nothing fancy but I like the results I get using it. I have gotten the really cheap stuff (compared to Chris Christensen) and didn't realize the difference until I used the better quality stuff. Like I noted, all this is used on my pet toy and also my standard with show coat. So one day if you decide to grow out Ruso's coat, you will be able to still properly care for it and not spend more.
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As new to poodles, I'm a bit overwhelmed. I had a yorkie for 15 years, so I'm used to brushing, combing etc. but I know poodle fast growing hair is different in quality (and quantity!). I've read a lot of posts here and there are tons of useful info, thank you all in advance, but I'm still in great doubts.
My question is very simple: Ruso is a pet, not a show dog, but I want to use what's best for his hair and skin. He's just 12 weeks old and I haven't groomed or bathed him already (just brush, comb, ears...). Here in Spain there aren't many options, but I've seen that some Chris Christensen, Pure Paws and KW products are available. Rusito is an apricot toy poodle; which basic products shall I start with? I'm pretty lost among all the stuff there...
Any of those will be fine! I know of show handlers who use Sauve. :-) Just get some and try it. It really is personal preference..dont stress over it..just have fun with it. A soft slicker and wide comb and your set :-)
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Thanks for the answers. I used KW with my yorkie, and -I must confess- baby shampoo (Johnsons) with great results. He had splendid hair even when he was 15 y.o. I always wondered if a good 'human' shampoo is really bad for a dog.
I'm going to try some of the products mentioned before, Chris Christensen stuff is available through some online shops here in Spain.
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Welcome to you and Ruso.
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My breeder uses human shampoo for curly hair. I know in some places in Europe there isn't any shampoo for curly hair (my sister lived there and complained ). Panteen brand or herbal essences brand for curly hair and the conditioner work well.
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I have ordered shampoo/conditioner (Chris Christensen: Day to Day and After You Bathe), but meanwhile I have used a shampoo for 'frizz hair' (human frizz hair, the brand is 'Aussie') and the results have been quite decent... I didn't use a conditioner, just the shampoo; Ruso still has baby hair and I comb him every day.
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Human shampoo is ok to use short term. But it has different PH levels so can sometimes dry out the skin


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until recently it's been hard to get reasonably priced dog shampoo down here so I started off with human shampoos and still find a locally manufactured one better in some circumstances than any of the specialised ones I've tried since.
I was told about the ph thing too and after a bit of research discovered that since the ph changes with the water you use it's not really true.
Having said that, I tend to prefer CC or groomers edge for most of the dogs I do, GE ultimate is a great everyday shampoo and there's a wholesaler in the uk that ships worldwide.
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Lilith, that's why you use shampoo for curly hair. Curly hair human shampoo is high in moisturizers. But, you should always use conditioner and rinse very well.
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