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With the long hair of a Shih Tzu , your best bet would be a couple of tools. You will want a slicker brush to get through the long coat, and you will want a detangler/stripper/dematting tool to get through knots.
Even though you may brush Charlie every day , the fur may still get knots.
The Safari dematting comb works well, this not only combs but also demats.
A large tooth spaced metal comb will also help make the strands easier to comb out. Similar to what humans use when they get a hair perm, a small tooth comb would not get through that so they use a pick.
You also want to add a dog de-tangler that you can spray on to help de-tangle and keep it de-tangled. Below is a link to a condtioner de tangler http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Conditioner-Proprietary-Detangling-Long-Haired/dp/B00U1K24KS/ref=sr_1_13?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1448052663&sr=1-13&keywords=shih+tzu+brush
The Furminator is not the best tool for a dog like this as it mostly gets the loose top coat. If you are looking to get at an under coat then I would use a Mars Coat King