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You are not alone. Smarty never had a mat until she was around 8 or 9 months, then WHAM they started. Since then she has not had a day without some from of the little spidery hair balls that when left alone join other small balls to create mats. If she ever has a good scratch it creates another large mat. Missing several days without brushing her becomes a nightmare for both of us.
At first I thought it was blowing coat, which probably was worse then our daily comb now, but I always get a brush full of that fluffy undercoat. She eats well and we have been using the Isle of Dog products, so not sure there is an answer other than continuing daily brushing.
I did cut Smarty down to a short puppy coat last year which was easier but I did not like the look on her so we fight through the daily mats.
Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen