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Slicker Brush For Double Coated Moulting Dogs

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I am looking for a slicker brush to help get through the double coat of a sheltie when they are dropping coat. Any other time I use a Mason and Pearson's but when they are moulting they are next to useless. I have had a wooden backed slicker for years which has been great but the dogs have chewed it beyond repair. Can anything recommend a slicker that is up to the task?

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Yonjuro   

My Husky has started shedding his undercoat and I use one of these today

http://chrischristensenaustralia.com.au/shop/mark-vi-medium-curved-slicker-brush/

They are not cheap but it is nice using quality tools.

I also use a coated Greyhound comb, a Chris Christiansen pin brush and a Greyhound brush that is similar to a mason pearson brush to finish with

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Vehs   

Yonjuro - with a husky you'd have more luck using a rake for shedding undercoat

Sorry, can't help with the shelti too much except to say a comb would be good for getting right down to the skin

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dee lee   

I got a cheapish slicker brush from PetBarn. Cost me about $15, works a treat. :thumbsup:

LOVE the look of that Chris Christensen brush Yonjuro posted though!!! Maybe one day...

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Bjelkier   

The CC one posted is good but I've never found any slicker brush up to the task of removing undercoat from the Samoyeds when they moult. The only thing that is up to the task is a good comb

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Yonjuro   

I can certainly see that the slicker wouldn't work too well on a Sammy :D

I actually used a forced hair dryer/blower to remove the bulk and then use the greyhound comb, pin brush, slicker and finally the greyhound brush. I do like the slicker as it seems to pick up a lot of the stray hairs though. I do also have to use the comb to de-hair the slicker and brushes continually throughout a grooming session :)

I haven't encountered a full on coat blow yet, so no doubt by methods will change due to the requirements.

It is interesting that many people recommend a rake for a husky, but when I spoke to the breeder who shows put me in contact with her friend who is a pro groomer and also shows huskies - she sells all the quality tools and said that I really only needed the good comb and Greyhound brush. I had earlier purchased the CC slicker and pin brush in my haste to buy nice stuff :laugh: I could probably get by without them, but I do like the set of tools I have :D

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Vehs   

As a groomer - the best thing I can recommend for undercoat is a force dryer! When my GSD starts to blow coat I don't even bother raking it out: a warm bath, a soak in conditioner and a dryer do most of the work.

Which is what will be happening this weekend with the weather change! :)

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LisaCC   

I find rakes are really good for undercoat, just make sure the pins are long enough to get through the coat

you can get one like this from petstock although some other brands have a wider head.

http://www.petstock....p/9400539015451

I have that one :) Gets out so much now that he's shedding!

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espinay2   

I like the les Poochs brush. Best slicker ever. I use the pro brush F/F (purple handle) on the Pyrs though the cheaper firm bristle (blue handle) may be worth  trying if price is an issue. For really heavy going the Matt breaker is excellent.http://www.lespoochs.com/brushes.asp

If you are after a more traditional slicker, the Lawrence slicker is still a great brush. I prefer using the 'firm' to the 'tender care'

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Yonjuro   

I like the les Poochs brush. Best slicker ever. I use the pro brush F/F (purple handle) on the Pyrs though the cheaper firm bristle (blue handle) may be worth  trying if price is an issue. For really heavy going the Matt breaker is excellent.http://www.lespoochs.com/brushes.asp

If you are after a more traditional slicker, the Lawrence slicker is still a great brush. I prefer using the 'firm' to the 'tender care'

Oh dear, I feel enabled. Do you think the pro brush F/F is going to be significantly different, better or a worthwhile addition to the kit I have mentioned above? :)

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Cala   

Plush puppy do nice slicker brushes, I use a medium one on my border collies, does a great job of removing undercoat.

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espinay2   

I like the les Poochs brush. Best slicker ever. I use the pro brush F/F (purple handle) on the Pyrs though the cheaper firm bristle (blue handle) may be worth  trying if price is an issue. For really heavy going the Matt breaker is excellent.http://www.lespoochs.com/brushes.asp

If you are after a more traditional slicker, the Lawrence slicker is still a great brush. I prefer using the 'firm' to the 'tender care'

Oh dear, I feel enabled. Do you think the pro brush F/F is going to be significantly different, better or a worthwhile addition to the kit I have mentioned above? :)

all I can say is the les Poochs brush and a comb are my two most used pieces of kit (and believe me when I say I have lots of different brushes....). Iit is by far the best slicker I have used ever.

Though I will say that for a double coated dog the blow dryer is your absolute best friend. I do more grooming with a dryer than anything else. They are not expensive these days and you can pick up a reasonably decent one for under $200. They are worth their weight in gold.

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brintey   

Another vote for the Les Poochs. I use the red one (mat breaker) on heavy spay coats and the purple on the show dogs. I have Giant fluffies... Leos and Pyrs... and a Leo owner who is a groomer put me on to them. Seriously they are the best piece of gear in my kit.

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Yonjuro   

I like the les Poochs brush. Best slicker ever. I use the pro brush F/F (purple handle) on the Pyrs though the cheaper firm bristle (blue handle) may be worth  trying if price is an issue. For really heavy going the Matt breaker is excellent.http://www.lespoochs.com/brushes.asp

If you are after a more traditional slicker, the Lawrence slicker is still a great brush. I prefer using the 'firm' to the 'tender care'

Oh dear, I feel enabled. Do you think the pro brush F/F is going to be significantly different, better or a worthwhile addition to the kit I have mentioned above? :)

all I can say is the les Poochs brush and a comb are my two most used pieces of kit (and believe me when I say I have lots of different brushes....). Iit is by far the best slicker I have used ever.

Though I will say that for a double coated dog the blow dryer is your absolute best friend. I do more grooming with a dryer than anything else. They are not expensive these days and you can pick up a reasonably decent one for under $200. They are worth their weight in gold.

Thanks, I do have a forced blower and agree that they are a great bit of kit. Just need to decide if I need the Les Pooch as well as my CC slicker LOL

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