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I'm having the same problem with my 6 year old IS Benson. The only thing that seems to help is regular baths with a good quality shampoo. I use Groomers Evening Primrose Oil products and he has fish oil supplements but it will never replace the hormones that regulate coat condition. It's almost as if he doesn't moult anymore so hangs on to all the fluff. He too looks like a sheep and Hubby calls him "The Woolly Mamouth" as he's also gained weight, that is proving very hard to shift. I spent 12 months thinking about it and if I'd known then what I know now, I'd never have had him done. Worst £150.00 I ever spent!
I have used coat kings and the Furminator on Tallulah's coat and the combination of both keeps her looking lovely and red rather than a wooly mammoth.
Same here with Pitanga! Coat King, Furminator and a very very good shampoo and conditioner once a week or every other week. Then I use a thin coat daily before we go home to have dinner, wich keeps her body decent looking. Then the "attack plan" once a week helps removing all the wool I could not get out on the other days. Mid spring and fall, when her coat changes no matter what I do, she'll turn yellow for a few days. This year I added fish oil to her food during that time and it seemed to help a lot.
Ditto to what the others have said. The Mars Coat King, blade stripping and for me, I can't live without Pantene conditioner. I have tried so many others but Cash still will get matted to quickly under the arms. I find with a bath every few weeks and Pantene, we manage. I miss the deep rich red color that my dog lacks being neutered. But I love him all the same. Oh and no one ever tries to hump my boy nor does has he ever tried to hump another dog. But here in the states he is "one of the boys", meaning he isn't the different one. Hence the reason I fixed him. The dogs do pay way to much attention to the intact males here. I find that it is just the dog that is different from the others that draws attention.
I've just started stripping him every couple of days and it seems to be doing the trick but it is time consuming and a lot of work. I know someone who just shaves it off but it don't look good, even if it is the quick option. I suppose it boils down to how much you want your dog to look as much as it should, but then I can never understand how some people have a dog and then not find the time to groom it properly.
I used the furminator on my 5 year old setter Brandy who has thyroid problems. It seems to cut the coat rather than clean old fur. I now use a human lady Jayne brush, it doesnt hurt like the wire one, cos I tried it on my hair. I also use a grooming pad to stimulate the skin. I added omega 6 and 3 to her diet, pilchards, sardenes. Result is a beautiful coat. Took about 3 months, smells a bit fishy at times, but looks great. :)