Biscuit has grew longer hair for winter and I found out there are lots of undercoat formed.
They are not matted and do I have to take them all out?
I am using a Furminator and is this the best tool or any suggestion for something else?
|OES are not like huskies or malamutes where you need to remove their undercoat! I would never use a furminator on an oes!!|
Here is a photo essay on how to properly groom your oes by one of our members. Its excellent!
|Oh. I keep thinking the undercoat has to be removed before they get matted. |
Seems like a decent pin brush is all I needed.
|Furminators are better for other breeds, not for OES. Yes, a good pin brush, not nobbies on the ends, just pins are fine. For inbetween grooming, a comb will suffice. I also used a plain boar hair brush....human type for the inbetween times. |
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|hi sam, ive been meaning to reply to this but need the main computer which is really tempermental these days. so..|
my plan of attack to remove the undercoat is this....
first an undercoat rake something like this
http://www.dezynadog.co.uk/shop/index.p ... =2a&page=2
this is good for finding any matts so you can first deal with them, its also really good for getting out the matts, but dont just comb through the matt pick at it to release it first, and then as you have got rid of the matt go through it with a fine comb.
if you cant get the matt out then i use a matt breaker
http://www.dezynadog.co.uk/shop/product ... ts_id=1425
these come in both course and fine, i mainly use a course to break the matt up and then a slicker then a fine comb
a through brush with a good slicker my favourate is
either the red matt zapper or the purple medium, there the best slickers you can ever use. there is a cheeper one
http://www.groomers-online.com/product. ... er-brushes
i use a coat king you have to use this in the direction of the hair so you dont cut it. there are many different teeth, here is a range of them
i have to use about three different ones on billy. a course one on his back for the main greys, then a medium one on his legs and a fine one on his whites. you can also use a matt breaker to do this but a coat king is much better it is a bit like russian roulette finding the right one but ring them up whoever it is and they will give you great advice.
a finishing comb, which is a long come, by now this should go through really easily and you will be ankle deep in hair!!! dont just pull the comb one way, pull it through against the hair too. this way you know you have done a good job. oh and the best bit of advice.. listen to your brush, if it makes a noise you need to brush more!!
and you asked how it can take two hours to groom a dog??
Mars coat king is what I think if getting. Which one should I get
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