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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Burrs ad grooming equip for a coatie?

Hey y'all,

Brutus had a super fun day playing with my mom's dogs, but unfortunately got covered in those little soft sticker burrs. I mean absolutely covered. I have brushed out at least a hundred and he still has plenty in his undercoat. He has never enjoyed brushing and especially gets fidgety around his ears and tail (where most of the burrs are, of course)

I have never had a truly long haired dog before and am wondering what sort of brushes I need to pick up for him tomorrow. I'm currently just using a slicker brush and a little soft plastic bathtime brush.

Can I add something to his bathwater to loosen up those burrs?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 11:39 PM
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Oh hate those things! Silicone, Show Sheen should help loosen up the burrs.. My gsd/malamute has soft coat that is velcro for those things, grr..
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conditioner (most shampoo lines also make a conditioner) and a fine tooth comb (nothing fancy, just the standard size in the grooming aisle) will do the trick. not specifically for burrs but I'd also pick up an undercoat rake.... it's a coatie must have!

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Thank you both for the quick replies! It's like he is a magnet for them, and they can't just be flicked off like on a short/medium coat.

I will look for Show Sheen or an equivalent at Pet Supplies Plus tomorrow (the only real pet store for about 50 miles)

Will definitely get an undercoat rake. I suppose now that the weather is changing, it's starting to really build up His hair is gorgeous but jeez it holds everything.
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