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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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What size Furminator?

What is the best size furminator for an average size GSD?

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Re: What size Furminator?

I use the medium because it was cheaper and it works fine on my two...

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Re: What size Furminator?

I got the large & it works great.

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+1 for the medium
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Re: What size Furminator?

I have the large one. A medium would work just as well and is cheaper.




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Re: What size Furminator?

FYI..Amazon has the large for only like $28, it's like almost $40 in the stores.


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Re: What size Furminator?

Thanks, everyone.

How often do you use it?

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Re: What size Furminator?

Another vote for the medium.

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Originally Posted By: Sima's DadThanks, everyone.

How often do you use it?
As often as I have time. There is a never ending supply of black hair in our house. I'm thinking of knitting a coat.




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Re: What size Furminator?

I just want to throw out there, that you really shouldn't use a Furminator all that often, and when you do, you need to be really mindful of the outer guard hairs when you use it. A Furminator is a clipper blade on a stick, and doesn't work like a normal brush or comb. Instead of loosening up undercoat, it slices it out, whether it's actually shedding or not. Ideally, the guard hair is supposed to be unaffected, but if the angle that you're using it is off, or if you use it too often, it can cut or change the texture of the dog's guard hair. I honestly am not a fan of Furminators, but I understand that it helps people out so use it if you think it's worth it. Just know the risks involved if you do!

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