start brushing early and often. We can't brush our curly-haired nonshedding dog. She either hates it or thinks we are playing. We finally stopped trying. We also have to have her groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. You might end ou saving a lot of money. A very cute dog by the way.Furminators can be quite harsh and cut and thin the coat so I would just stick with regular brushing and combing for now to be honest and see how things go as your pup grows.
Here is a couple of photos of ours - if you like them, I can send a few thousand more.