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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-15-2008, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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What is a good brush ?

Can anyone recommend a good brush ? I can't believe we haven't gotten one yet for him. Petsmart recommended this rubbery looking one but they were sold out. wish I had a pic to show what i am talking about.

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Re: What is a good brush ?

For years we used a combination of the German rake and a Kong Zoom Groom. This does a great job and was the combination I used on double coated breeds when I groomed professionally.

Since then they came out with the Furminator. It is much faster than the old way of doing things and really works well. In fact I think it works so well it even justifies its astronomical price tag.


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Re: What is a good brush ?

I love the shed blade...really works up that layered coat!
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Re: What is a good brush ?

I too use the furminator - it works so well. Look for it on line because it is much more expensive in the stores.

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Re: What is a good brush ?

Furminator is awesome. Get it through Amazon because it's about half price as Petsmart. I agree on Zoom Groom, the rubber curry brushes are really good. I had good success with a shedding blade on many dogs at a groomer/kennel I worked at. Right now my weapons are a medium Furminator (I could not see myself using the large one even on a 100lb GSD) and a slicker just for that finishing touch. Mine is a single-coated GSD mix that is very much wash-and-wear, though. Your mileage may vary depending on the coat type of your dog and the condition of its skin/fur, etc.

That dang Furmie is worth it. I can't believe that I bought a brush for $30ish when I'm not professionally grooming, but it has paid for itself in how efficiently it works.

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Re: What is a good brush ?

I use the rubbery looking one -- the Kong Zoom Groom. Love it -- works great on both my dogs (different breeds).


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Re: What is a good brush ?

ok, what would be a good tiny brush for the face & head (and foot) area?

I have a shed blade, a regular wire brush, and a boar bristle brush (made for people). They all work well for different things - the shed blade for the twice yearly shed, the wire brush for everyday use, and the boar bristle brush for tender areas & for a "feel good" massage. but they are all too big and rough for the face & foot area.
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Re: What is a good brush ?

You should check out some horse supply stores. They make soft rubbery curries (really really soft) for face and legs, and also make small soft dandy brushes. You should certainly be able to find small ones suitable for your dogs - many are hand-sized or smaller.

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Re: What is a good brush ?

I bought a small face/leg curry from Jeffers. It looks like it would work very well, but I never had to use it.

Edit: Here we are!
http://www.jefferspet.com/ssc/produc...SF&pf_id=14141

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Thanks! That looks like it would be perfect.
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