03-10-2012, 02:32 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Laval, Qc
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Boris is a shih tzu and I keep his hair very long (back is about 5 inches long now, tail twice that...) I brush him regularly, so he usually doesn't tangle. People ask me all the time if I just had him groomed, but it's just regular maintenance.
We have enjoyed nice weather the last few days, and Boris and I have taken long walks. However, long haired white dog + melting snow + dirty streets = very very very dirty dog. Seems like the activity also made his hair matt on his legs. I've given him baths, but last grooming took nearly two hours (bath, brushing, drying) because I took forever to (delicately) undo the matts. However patient and wonderful he is, it mustn't have been very pleasant for the little guy!
If this happens again this spring, I would need a very effective detangling product to lessen the discomfort. I used some of my conditioner last time, but I'm not sure that's very good for his coat.