Thanks. He's 8 mos old and groomed him three times. Looks like he'll need grooming once a month. I comb him most every day and matting is kept down. I'm still learning when to take him out. It doesn't look like he knows yet when he needs to go. My mini dal would go to the door and whine but not cooper. He seems to be smart though. Oh, btw, he's not fixed yet but it looks like he only has one testicle. What about that?