I use a coarse comb on Flo most of the time as it keeps the coat tangle free without fluffing it all up. You do need to use a slicker kind of brush every now and again though to pull out any loose hair and prevent matting (felting!!)Can anyone advise what brush to use for grooming.
We want to keep Tilly shaggy & are using a slicker wire brush and it appears to be breaking the ends of her hair.
A ordinary soft brush dosen't penetrate at all.
My Green Les Pooches brush arrived this weekend and I've found it great, more effective than normal slicker, at getting through the coat, and not harsh at all if used with a light hand. Only problem is (and this was BEFORE I used the new brush) that where I am brushing quite a lot to remove mats and keep it nice, her coat is becoming like cotton wool and clumping together, so mats are forming more quickly.I've just done a day attempting to film a video showing how I groom a full coated cockapoo. I bought two different Les Poochs brushes to experiment with for the shoot. The brush I absolutely loved was the Gold Coat Grabber super-soft. Very impressed with it's ability to literally grab the undercoat and slide it to the end of the long coat, without damage. On the more stubborn mats and knots I still had to use a 6 toothed Coat King to move the stubborn undercoat down the hair shaft about 1 cm before using the Gold Les Poochs to drag the mat out of the coat. Very kind on the dog too, far less tugging. I'd recommend it on a long cockapoo coat. I now would like to try the Green soft all-round one. Any one else got one of those? I didn't find the Red Mat Zapper anything like as effective.
From redcape.co.uk a single brush is £27.95. Quite a lot but very effective.Are the les pooches brushes relly $85????
Sue, what brush have you got? I'm really confused about all the different types and don't know whether to get a gold coat grabber, a green medium brush or a yellow soft bristle brush - they all look the same on the website. I want something to take out loose hair so I'm thinking the gold coat grabber??From redcape.co.uk a single brush is £27.95. Quite a lot but very effective.
Does the green brush pull out loose hairs as that's what I want it for.I agree its confusing, they do all look the same. I bought the green brush as it seemed a good all rounder and I only wanted to buy one. Am very pleased with it on Maisie's quite poodley coat.
It reaches further than a normal slicker and seems to be gentle when used with a light hand.
I was very shocked when I saw the price!!! Les pooches does also sell dog perfume at a cost of $3000 a bottle! jeez!!! but I think I may have to save my pennies and get the brush if it is really that good....does anyone know where to get the coat king that Julia also used in the video?Maisies coat was quite tight curls I seem to remember (the day was all a bit of a blur trying to connect forum names to real people and their dogs!!) whereas Flo's is more wavy so maybe the coat grabber as that's what Julia used on Buzz whose coat is also softly waved.
It's so much to spend on a brush I don't want to chose the wrong one - I've never spent that much on a hair brush for myself
Yes I found it pulled out loose hairs. Difficult to tell if the green brush does that better than the others though! Julia liked the gold brush on Buzz's long coat.Does the green brush pull out loose hairs as that's what I want it for.