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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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The right blow dryer

With the wet OR weather and WD being a water and mud loving dog I need to dry him before bringing him indoors. He stays wet too long even after toweling.
What are good blow dryers for dogs with his coat. I am worried that my own blow dryer is way too hot for him. He has the standard coat.
Tips appreciated.
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Metro Air Force Commander Two Speed. I waited for years and finally broke down and wish I had bought one years ago.

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I bathe mine at two different shops - one has the Metro, and it is OK....the other has a K9 Force and it is just a Rolls Royce compared to a Chevy Impala.....

K-9 II Dog Blower-Dryer, 2 Speeds, 2 Temperatures

I thought about buying one and this is definitely the one I would buy...but it is just easier to bathe the dogs at the store....no hair clogging MY bathtub drains!!!!

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Thank you, Lee! And it also comes in 9 colors

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I have a Metro I won in a raffle. It's nice but the dryer I use at the local pet store grooming station is about 4 times as powerful. However I think the Metro I won cost under $100 and they have lots of higher models. There is a high pitched whine in the hose which tends to go away pretty quick as friction heats up the hose. My dogs do not mind because they have all been blow dried many times (and the one at the pet store is also louder) but I read a lot of reviews where people gave a negative mark because their dog freaked out.

ETA: I'm pretty sure this is the one that I won, not complaining since I paid $20 in tickets and it's about $100 but I personally would get a much more powerful one.
http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Force-Steel-Quick-Dryer/dp/B000QS8QRA

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This is the one I got which is about middle of the line
http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Commander-Durable-2-Speed-23000-Feet/dp/B0006FT0T6/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1354070515&sr=1-1&keywords=metro+air+force+commander

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and then there is my dryer, its called "shop vac", can be purchased at sears and does the job very well and quickly. i only use this vac for this purpose so there is never any dirt being blown at the dog.
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Metro Air Force Commander Two Speed. I waited for years and finally broke down and wish I had bought one years ago.
Few more questions: I checked these out and there are different varieties. What does feet/min mean? And does this dryer heat the air?
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I believe that the Metro and the K9 dryers do not have a heating element, but the motor does warm up the air as it blows through--you don't need a heating element.

Feet/min is a speed measurement. Cubic feet/min is a volume measurement. For effective force drying, you want the air moving at the highest speed possible, so get the most powerful dryer you can afford. You'll never regret it.

They are LOUD, so use ear protection when you use it!
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My consideration for not using a shop vac is the smaller hose with the concentrator is more manageable for me. I can use this frequently and not as likely with the shop vac.

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