Originally Posted by atlas
I notice a lot of the groomers on this site say no one really brushes their dog between groomings. Every night I tell Lily its time for beauty and she lays in my lap and I brush her out with a cat brush. She is 5 months old now, and we have only had her face/butt/feet shaved and left the rest untouched (she looks like a muppet!). She isn't snarly at all so I wondered about the coat change. Will she get worse when she is older? Is there another type of brush I should use?
Thats a great routine you have going. The comment that was made about "no one brush's there dogs between grooming's" I think meant that she gets too many dogs with matts so people must not be brushing there dogs. I think the two main brushes you need for a Poodle are a slicker brush and a pin brush. When picking out a slicker brush, test the needles out and get a slicker that is less prickley then the others. Some seem sharper then other's and can scratch the skin if not careful. Its also a good idea to get a comb so you can comb through and check for missed matts.
Here are some pics of each brush and comb. Hope this helps....
slicker: great for everyday brushing
pin: great for blow drying and brushing
comb: great for checking through coat for matts and to fluff the coat