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Old 12-31-2012, 04:26 PM   #31 (permalink)
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On this Doodle I only used 3 grooming tools. A Mat breaker, Greyhound comb, & a 16 mm CC T brush which looks a great deal like a Pin. I don't use a slicker on this particular dog because due to the wide mats a slicker just causes skin irritation & doesn't remove the mats as well on this coat. Here is the other side. I did take a picture of the hind leg all matted up but it didn't download for some reason,
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:12 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I rarely use a pin brush on my dogs- the bristles are just way to far apart- never get properly to thebase-

My go to now is my Les pooches brushes- silver for a poodle- matt zapper if there's matts to save my silver brush. Before that? Comb and a slicker brush.

I like my silver LP Brush as it has the best pin brush on the one side- so many pins vs a regular pin brush
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I personally haven't seen a poodle that was previosly shaved down to grow so fast & get so solid that a groomer needs to use a 10 blade on it, in just 4 months. I am sure some effort to just lift the mats off the skin & a wet shave will save coat. Then there are some groomers that automatically shave a dog that has any tpe of matting. To the OP please take a picture of the matted neck & body.
Here she is before being groomed.
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The op was bathing the dog, accelerating the matting process. Plus I am sure the dog wears a collar, or maybe even a harness/ sweater. It can happen. I have seen it. Although you are probably right it may not require a #10....a 7 or 5 might suffice. And with wet shaving, even more coat could be saved.
I see my mistake now over the months, I can't believe I thought just letting her air dry was sufficient. :( I cannot thank you enough for enlightening me! She is my first dog so I'm still learning, lol.
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Thank you all for your help! I took her to the groomers on monday, and the groomer did a great job. I requested her ears, paws, and tail not to be shaved. I also asked for pom poms on her paws, and a shaved clean face. I absolutely love the new look! I hope on maintaining this new look.

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Well, I can't say with certainty since I cannot feel her, but I doubt a 10 was needed on her mats and I hope they didn't use a 10! That could contribute to her itching...some dogs don't do well with super short clips. She's a cutie though, and I'm glad your groomer could salvage some of her coat and keep her the way you wanted! If you have more questions, feel free to ask us.
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Sarah, good thinking about the pom-poms and the fluffy tk and ears...it makes a dog look stylish even with a very short clip. She is a real cutie! Oh and Mom24, just looked at the photo of your dogs and finally realized what an ACD is....in another thread you mentioned he's 14 years old and I was thinking, ACD, ACD...what is that breed? ha,ha!
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Sarah, good thinking about the pom-poms and the fluffy tk and ears...it makes a dog look stylish even with a very short clip. She is a real cutie! Oh and Mom24, just looked at the photo of your dogs and finally realized what an ACD is....in another thread you mentioned he's 14 years old and I was thinking, ACD, ACD...what is that breed? ha,ha!
Lol yeah, it's annoying to type out Australian Cattle Dog every time I'm talking about her!
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Karat is going through coat change and gets mats behind her elbows and on her chest and neck. I use coconut oil (which is solid at room temperature) and rub it into the mat. Then I carefully heat the area with my hair dryer until the coconut oil gets liquid. It then acts as a super conditioner/detangler upon which you can use a poodle comb to comb out the matts. Its a very slow process but seems to help. Karat needs to be brushed and combed daily to assure no mats. This trick, I learned from a gal who is of african desent. She has very curly kinky hair and this is what she, and others of her race, have done for years to get the tangles out. Hope this helps you. It worked for me.
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Do you tend to lose some hair when brushing out the Matts?
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