Originally Posted by noob
Can you describe what you mean by matting?
Also, how come matting isn't a big deal when talking about owning a poodle, from the sounds of it, it seems that matting is something that is inconvenient which may happen for more than a year. I'm not complaining, we still love our toy poodle, I'm just suprised that no one has ever mentioned that from around 6 mo. to a year, we'll need to brush his hair daily.
The "mats" on Huxley are just like clumps of tangled hair. We have always brushed him every single day so that's not a change it just takes a little longer to make sure the matted parts are (gently) combed out. He has a long-ish puppy coat right now though...I mean it's not a show clip but it's not a sporting clip either. I'd think if his hair was a lot shorter it wouldn't be that big of a deal.
I had heard about coat change before I got him and his breeder went over it with us before we took him home so I was expecting it - but now that it's here it's making me think I'm going to have to cut off all his beautiful puppy hair just to remain sane! LOL Good thing I did the group buy on Les Pooches brushes awhile back!! haha