WOW- you are all such great helpers. I think I've got it! Thank you for posting their picture. I think Christmas parade pic is gonna work. They were shaved really close last June so they haven't gotten full yet. I have ordered the Chris Christiansen brush and Ice on Ice. I will take pics after they get groomed with the products.
IRS tolerates ribbons and bells on her ears but Belle will have none of it so hers goes on her corkscrewed tail. She was from a long established doodle breeder but her tail would not relax so she was a breeder reject. We didn't care- she is spayed and is our baby!
Both are Doodles. I am pretty proud of them. Belle (in the back) is built poodle but has a short nose and reddish brown lab eyes. She has a nice fleece coat, really soft. IRS has a lab body and her hair is lab coarse but poodle frizz. It feels wiry in parts. Difficult to brush and really really thick! belle has very narrow ear canals so she doesn't have problems but IRS's are wide and I am constantly trying to keep them clean. I am trying the alcohol/vinegar/water solution.