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roadwalker Wed 26-Mar-14 12:51:36

I have a min poodle
I prefer the natural look and she gets a farm type clip regularly but needs brushing too of course
The brush I have (bog standard type) just goes over the top and doesn't get out any knots. It frizzes her curls too
Can anyone recommend a good brush for our needs please

bobbybearmummy Wed 26-Mar-14 16:40:16

You need a slicker brush..these have wire pins.Very important to brush from the base of the coat,you will need to part the coat,to do this.
Poodles need to be brushed reguarly,at least once a week.Otherwise they start to mat, it is painful for the dog to try and brush these out.
Its a misconception that they do not moult...they do, but the loose hair tangles in the coat,hence why they mat, if this shed hair is not brushed out.

youbethemummylion Wed 26-Mar-14 17:28:50

Sorry to hijack but would a slicker brush be the right kind for a Bichon as well? we are the same we use a normal brush and it doesnt seem to do much of anything.

bobbybearmummy Wed 26-Mar-14 17:50:26

Yes,use a slicker for a Bichon and you also need a metal comb for both breeds

roadwalker Wed 26-Mar-14 17:56:52

Thanks, I thought a slicker brush would hurt her
I have ordered one

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