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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 12:27 PM
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Re: Best type of brush for GSD

An undercoat rake is sort of a prerequisite for GSD owners, to get all that loose hair out from the wooly undercoat. I can get tons of hair brushing my GSD with just the rake.

The Furminator is another great tool, especially during heavy shedding seasons. It's not something you'd really use for daily brushing, though, and not designed to be - it's an occasional use tool. I would probably not use it more than once a week - maybe twice - during shedding season and every so often, as needed, the rest of the year.

We also have a slicker brush for cats (the kind with covered tips, not the thin wire kind) that we use on the cats and our Malinois.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 07:11 PM
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Re: Best type of brush for GSD

I love my undercoat rake. More than my furminator or my shedding blade. I find that with my undercoat rake I can get a LOT done and the dogs seem to like it better. Their skin can get a little irritated with the furminator or the shedding blade. Then I might run through with a pin brush, and finally a slicker or a bristle brush to put some shine on the coat and everyone looks good and my neighbors are pretty sure I've killed a couple rabbits or a Persian Cats!

When they are shedding heavily and blowing coat and they have the "butt tufts" is when I usually take them to the groomers for their 2x a year bath. My groomer does a great job with the dryer to get all the loose hair out. This also usually coincides with when Anka has come out of heat. She gets a stink to her when she's in heat and usually needs a bath.

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 10:22 PM
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Re: Best type of brush for GSD

I SWEAR that the only 2 things I need that work beyond fabulously are:

1) A quality undercoat rake

2) A quality fine toothed stainless steel groomers comb (one end has wider spaces between the teeth; the other end has very narrow spaces between the teeth)

I use the rake first to loosen up all the hair and to catch the loose hair, then the wide toothed part of the comb followed by the fine toothed part of the comb. Works llike a charm and drastically reduces shedding (and therefore vacuuming ).
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Re: Best type of brush for GSD

Best thing I have found is simply a greyhound comb. I use the wider end first then the fine end. During shedding season I will also use an undercoat rake before the comb, but most of the time just using the comb a few times a week reduces the hair a lot.

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Re: Best type of brush for GSD

I am also worried about the Furminator. I've read mixed reviews and it just seems to be that all it does is thin the hairs. So, if there are more people vouching for it, I might give it a try.
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