I have recently aquired a rescue poodle who has been neglected so his coat is needing some TLC, I am new to the breed but have been reading up on line, am I right in thinking he should not be bathed till his coat has no mats in it? To look at it is not matted but I cant get a comb through it, I have a metal slicker and that has fluffed up some of his coat but his legs are still quite tight curls, would I be better to shave him short and start from new or will it be possible to save his coat? His coat is clipped short at the moment any way. I will be investing in some clippers soon but until then will human clippers be able to cope with his coat or should I wait? Sorry for all the questions but would like to get him sorted out.