schnauzer/poodle grooming question
The latest pound puppy is a schnauzer/poodle cross. Yes, I could say "schnoodle" but I won't! His coat veers more towards poodle, not a hint of wirey-ness to it. It is medium curl, super soft and VERY fluffy. Really, it's the stuff of angels.
And that's great, right? No, not really. It mats in .35 seconds flat or at the hint of any moisture. And it's the perfect texture for holding burrs, leaves, sticks or, oh lord, shavings.
And Mr. Fluff is sensitive! Oh, it pains him to be brushed. And, really, I don't blame him. I'm using a pretty standard slicker brush (cheapy number, bought at big box pet store) and it seems to really drag through his fine angel fluff.
Should I try a different brush type? Any other tips and tricks? This is mostly leg fluff, btw. He's got a modified schnauzer trim, so his back is cut close enough it's not a problem.