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    Default Big dogs with short hair... whats the best brush ?

    I need a good brush for the goofs. I was looking at those 'Furminator' ones but the price is freaking scary and i'm not really sure if they are ideal for their short coats. Can anyone recommend me a decent brush for them please ?

    I've been slack in the grooming department lately so they need a bit of work done on them.


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    You can get ripoff furminators on eBay for fairly cheap. I've found they tend to grab thicker strands of hair, though it works great on the undercoat on my boy. Would probably work OK on short hair breeds as long as their hair isn't too bristly

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    What sort of vacuum cleaner have you got at home ? What sort of attachments does it have ? Can it be reversed - to blow instead of suck ?

    Maybe try the pups with something like this:

    Vacuuming the Corbs. - YouTube

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    dog vacuum | eBay

    P.S. Your DOH may not be impressed with you using the vacuum cleaner on the dogs ! But why buy something new when you don't really need to !


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    Ha ha ...theres no way in the world Bronx would stay still around a vacum cleaner. Totally freaks him out to the point he attacks it. Plus the misses would kill me !!!

    Bronx has very coarse hair while Mojos is pretty soft compared to his. Whats the go with horse brushes ?? Could i use one on a dog ? Are they dear ? I have no idea what i'm doing. Maybe i should just shave the buggers.


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    I don't see why not trying a curry brush – works well on horses !

    https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sour...=ctr:countryAU

    Plenty of places would stock it up your way.

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    get a cheap rake comb, wind a rubber band around the prongs. Push rubber band up prongs till it sits right up to the end. Comb dog. The result, is a furminator.

    curry brushes are good. But i still say you cant beat a good rub down with the marigolds for short haired dogs ive owned.
    but curry brushes feel nicer

    Pohm has the rottie double coat short haired. But contains coarser on whithers, silky very short chest/ears. Dense longer gaurd hairs. Rubber glove jobby basically!

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    You could try using a grooming block. Buy them from saddlery stores ...

    Roma Grooming Block, Riding Grooming Blocks, Horseland

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    A friend got a furminator "short coat" for her bull terrier (short tough coat, no undercoat) and it works extremely well on Frosty's undercoat - we had mouse sized furballs blowing along the footpath next to the beach in seconds...

    Personally I don't think Frosty liked it much and it's coming into winter here so I was kind of keen on her keeping her undercoat, she needs it at the moment.

    But we use the horse equivalent to a "zoom groom"
    https://www.ovedshorseandpetstore.com.au/zoom-groom-dog

    rubber curry comb with long fingers
    Online Horse Supplies - Grooming supplies - Rubber Groomer Curry Comb

    We used to use one of these but the long fingered rubber "brush" works better.
    Rubber curry comb with short serrations
    Online Horse Supplies - Grooming supplies - Rubber Curry Comb

    A wet shammy (chamois) "leather" from cheap as chips works too or in combination.

    The rubber brushes wear down after a while but then for $5 - you just get new ones. If you have big dogs, the big horse ones are the best value. Kong Zoom Grooms - work but they're a rip off.

    My horse would not let me use any other kind of brush on him. Rubber or fingers - or another horse's mouth. Nothing else would do.

    If you have an equestrian supplies shop or fodder shop around there, wander in and have a look at the grooming stuff.

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    I've found for most short haired dogs, either a curry comb (horse version of zoom groom) or a furminator are the best options. The only thing i've ever managed to get hair out of Dodge with is a Flea comb. Nothing else works for her. With a flea comb, loads of hair comes out, but only from certain areas of her body.

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    Banjo has fairly short hair, but it's very dense, with a very thick undercoat. We use a furminator mainly because I need to thin out the undercoat to prevent her from overheating too often.

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