With Maya now 5 months I feel a real need to add brushing / combing to our daily routine. Maya often gets little burrs (from the yard) tangled in her fur and this is the second time she has gotten two right near her very sensitive potty area so I will need a tool to help aid in the gentle removals of those. After looking at the Puppy Packet grooming suggestions from the breeder and doing some research online I have a few questions:
Chris Christensen vs Mason Pearson - Is the Mason Pearson truly a higher quality brush? Would you suggest getting the pure Boar Brush, the Boar/Nylon Brush or both brushes? Also what size brushes do you get for Cavaliers?
Pin Brush vs Slicker Brush - The breeder did not mention a slicker at all and online it seems that pin brushes are recommended more than slickers for Cavaliers but I saw some threads on her that made me question this.... what are your thoughts?
Greyhound Comb vs. CC Buttercomb - Which is best? The breeder suggested a greyhound comb but it feels odd to order just one small item and pay shipping from a store that only carries one of the grooming tools I need. And again what size / style comb once I decide on brand?
Lastly two people in my home have allergies and while they have not reacted to the dog I do want to be thoughtful of minimizing fur about our home, any suggestions (in addition to regular brushing) for what works in your house? Certain vacumes or something.
I have all hardwood floors.
Breeder Suggested -
Isle of Dogs Shampoo & Conditioner
Cowboy Magic (order this online)
Chris Christensen 100% static free Fusion Pin Brush
Chris Christensen Andreas Boar / Nylon Bristle Brush
Cat / Bird Claw Scissors by Millers Forge