How do I keep my Irish Setter from getting knots in his hair?

Okay so my Irish Setter always gets knots behind his ears, under his belly e.t.c.. I don't know what to do because I am so busy I can't hardly find grooming time and I don't want to pay for an expensive grooming session.

Asked by Clifford on Nov 5th 2013 in Grooming
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Tasha (in memory)

Like many people, you chose a breed that does not fit your lifestyle. If you can't handle the knots, take a scissor and cut them out. Setters are high maintenance and do not groom themselves. If you won't do it yourself or hire a groomer, you just need to accept that your dog is going to look like a mess and there is no quick fix... ^_^

Tasha (in memory) answered on Nov 5th.

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You need to make time! Your dog needs to be groomed! You either have to make some time or spend the money on a groomer! I know I wouldn't like walking around with uncomfortable knots in my hair if I didnt have "time" to brush it!

Mika answered on 11/5/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


You got a choice...

Take him to the Groomer,
Groom him yourself, or
Keep/cut the Hair short

SNEAKERS answered on 11/5/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Um... you have to brush your dog. It's kind of part of owning a dog. Brush once a week for 15 minutes, you will be surprised just how much that helps. Twice a week for 15 minutes would be even better. If you can't spare 15 minutes in an entire week I would seriously re-evaluate your life scheduling...

Kolbe answered on 11/5/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 4 Report this answer


Brush him on a daily basis, 10-15 minutes a day. If you can't find time, make time!

You can also just take him to the groomer and have him completely shaved down.

Member 930032 answered on 11/5/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer