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Old 03-13-2017, 09:23 PM
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I was interested in getting a Madan brush for our Lhasa. Would the black colour be too firm for a puppy? She is 9 weeks old.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:29 PM
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I have never used a Madan brush, so to be honest, I couldn't tell you. Hopefully someone else will be able to help xx
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:36 PM
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Neither have I , I just bought a soft puppy brush to start with and as I keep her shortish I use a comb more than anything else xxxx
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:48 AM
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When would I start using a slicker brush on her?

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brush, so to be honest, I couldn't tell you. Hopefully someone else will be able to help xx
What about other pin brushes? And would adult sized pin brushes not do much for her now?

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Neither have I , I just bought a soft puppy brush to start with and as I keep her shortish I use a comb more than anything else xxxx
I do plan to keep her hair short as well. I've read about the coat change so I won't clip until then. Would an adult size comb be suitable for her now?
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:58 AM
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If you are going to keep her short an adult size comb will be fine and a soft bristled brush.
A slicker brush might be a bit harsh on a puppy.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:12 PM
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Personally I don't like slicker brushes, if you do decide to use one try it out on the back of your hand before you buy it.....You will be able to tell how harsh it is. When I used to go to a groomer, she would only use slicker brushes for fluff drying, not for grooming. I just use a comb with teeth that twist round, so not to pull on any knots. I also sometimes use an undercoat rake, although the comb is pretty good at getting the undercoat out x
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We've got some groomers in the forum, when they read your post they will most likdly give you some advise from a professional view.
There is also some good tips on grooming tools in the groomers section of the forum.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:20 AM
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I use a black Madan brush. Brill brush but too harsh for puppy skin/hair. Get a simple puppy brush...PAH have good reasonably priced ones. The Mikki range are good.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:35 AM
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I would personally use a soft puppy brush and a wide toothed comb at this stage (as has already been suggested). Just remember the coat is a 'puppy coat' and not an 'adult coat' so it cannot cope with brushing with anything that's too hard at the moment. I am not a huge fan of slickers, I only use a very soft one and very gently on Mazie just on the outer edges of her coat to fluff out when she's completely dry after a bath, it's very easy to strip out a lot of coat and to scratch the skin and cause pain and irritation with slickers.
Enjoy your little grooming sessions with your gorgeous new puppy - it's excellent bonding time.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:02 PM
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