Infusium 23 leave in conditioner by (Frizz)Ology. I buy this at Wal-Mart. I don't think it helps with mats, but it does help to grow coat. I have also mixed it with PurePaws oil to put the dogs in oil. I have also been using the Infusium Moisture Renewal shampoo on the dogs.
Chris Christensen pin brushes and Buttercombs http://www.chrissystems.com/index.html
Mason Pearson detangling brush This brush is great for brushing out wet dogs. I use it before the pin brush and then the comb.
Wahl Tidbit clipper is great for trimming ears and under tails. The blades are easily replaced if they get dull. I bought mine from Valley Vet Supply.
Chris Christensen also has some products I LOVE! I think their White on White shampoo helps to lighten the yellowing. I also like the Spectrum 10 products as well as the Ice on Ice spray. It helps a bit with the mats. I am trying out a newer product called Tame It. I really like it so far.
Pet Facets has a product called Secret Weapon. I LOVE this product. I have added it to a gallon of shampoo and to my daily spray conditioner mixture. This product really does help with mats. I have had a dog that I thought I would have to shave, and this product helped to get them out. I still had to carefully pick them apart, but the dematting was MUCH easier with this product.
People often ask what I feed my dogs. I have a couple of brands that I use. Until recently I fed Chicken and Rice foods, but have switched to Lamb and Rice. The puppies usually still get Chicken and Rice. The "show" dogs are on a grain free kibble.
I feed either Diamond Naturals or 4Health. Neither contains corn and both have a grain free variety too.