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basic equipment for puppy

Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by emma_esplanade, Apr 29, 2011.


  1. emma_esplanade

    emma_esplanade PetForums Junior

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    hi, i am trying to get everything ready for when we get our puppy. as he is going to be a cross breed (border terrier/poodle) i know that i won't know what coat type he will have until he is a bit older but is there anything i can get for basic tools to get him used to being groomed. e.g. slicker brush/pin brush/conditioning spray etc. or even better has anyone had an experiene with this particular mix and what their coats were like because i know borders are stripped whereas poodles clipped so there's a conflict here!
     
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    SEVEN_PETS PetForums VIP

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    He may have a wiry coat (therefore could be stripped or clipped), he may have a curly coat (therefore clipped) or he may have a blend of the two (probably best to clip in this instance).

    I would recommend getting a slicker brush, a comb (if he starts to develop curls), and gentle puppy shampoo.

    Be aware that if he does grow a curly coat, it will matt very easily so you need to keep on top of brushing daily or every other day. :)
     
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    emma_esplanade PetForums Junior

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    thank you for your reply. want to start young regardless of the coat type as i think if they are used to being handled and groomed regardless of coat type it makes vet trips etc easier! slicker and comb it is :)
     
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    I'd get a pin brush to be honest, as well as a slicker, as slickers are quite prickly for pups :)
     
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    Oh!! Never knew they existed :p
     
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