Help! I have a beautiful maltese on the way and would like to know that I have everything in place for when he arrives! Is there anything that a Maltese specificly requires? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
A quality brush is important, and even more important if you intend to keep him in full coat. You will need a pin brush that does not have the little balls on the tips of the pins. Many of us use "Madan" or "#1 All Systems" pin brushes. A buttercomb/greyhound comb is also a necessity, I use the kind that has narrow teeth on one end and wider-set teeth on the other end. You will not want to use a slicker brush of any kind, as it will split and pull the hair, and you will never get a dog in full coat that way! A high quality grooming spray will also be helpful, but you may use water in a spray bottle if you choose to. You should brush a coat out with some sort of moisture on the hair.Thank you! I have most of that already (though thank you for remindning me of a tag as I am yet to purchase!), but I am struggling to know what to buy for grooming. I want to make the time to groom daily from very young as I intend to keep his coat long. Any tips of what tools to use? Will I need to change them as he gets older? It's a whole new world!