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I've been reading the archives and it sounds like it is easier to keep mats and tangles away if the coat is blow dried straight. The thing is, I really like Max's coat curly. Also our dog park has water and Max LOVES the water so he is always getting wet. How hard is it, and what is the best way to maintain a curly (not corded) coat?
 

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If I want the curly look and Teddy and Ginger are long - 2 inchs or so - I use a rake when wet. My vet told me thats what he does and it works with stay in conditioner. Then don't do any burshing or combing - just use the rake.
 

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CurlyDog, stop being lazy :D

Matts only occur if they arent brushed at all, or even more when they are going through coat change. This usually happens twice yearly.
My show poodles have to be washed and blowdryed once a week, and we are talking 2-3 hours to blowdry. Non stop till its dead straight :eek: No stopping or the coat curls. Then we have to scissor. Its nothing to spend upto 5 hours just on one show poodle :eek::eek:
 
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