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    Hi Everyone, I have two boxers, one male who is completely white and one female who is red and white. The white male looses so much fur its crazy. Anyone have a good suggestion what I can use to groom him to daily remove the fur and reduce the amount left inside our house? Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiegs View Post
    Hi Everyone, I have two boxers, one male who is completely white and one female who is red and white. The white male looses so much fur its crazy. Anyone have a good suggestion what I can use to groom him to daily remove the fur and reduce the amount left inside our house? Thank you
    He needs a good groom out. If you can afford to take him to a groomer that would be a good way to go. Otherwise you can try a furminator I have heard good things about them.

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    My dalmatian has a similar textured coat as your boxer would and she is predominately white also (obviously) and her fur gets EVERYWHERE.
    The hardest part is that her fur is so needle like that it sticks into everything. I find the best brushes are slicker brushes and those mitts with the plastic teeth for her coat type but to be honest it doesn't make much difference, her evil needle hairs are still everywhere. My only other suggestion is to get an industrial strength vaccuum cleaner
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    The furminator helps with the undercoat going. Not so great for those with the top coat moulting a bit.

    A weekly rinse and a daily brush with a soft bristle brush outside should work well.

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    I went to buy a FURMINATOR from the pet store and the attendant had a STAFFY, she said they aren't suitable for such short coats. My mum has furminator for her cats so I might try it and see. I have a rubber glove with raised rubber bits but that doesn't work either. My hands seem to brush off the most hair.

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    The soft bristle brushes are far more effective for short coats than the rakes/furminators etc.

    As I said the furminator will pull out loose undercoat - can't pull out undercoat if the dog doesn't have one

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    I use a rubber curry comb from equestrian supplies shops. If the dog hadn't eaten the others (makes a great chew toy from her point of view) I would put one on each hand and go for it.

    I've also seen something like a furminator used on a pug - they have short coats and shed a lot. Not sure about whether or not they have an undercoat. I've not used a furminator so can't really comment.

    I also find the beach is good. My dog loves to go swimming and roll in stinky things in the sand and I hose her down and dry her off with a towel or two before we go home.

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    A rubber curry comb or mit ( mit is far easier to use) from Horseland or similar as Hyacinth said. I've found them the best so far.
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    I have a different version, its the Noahs's Deshedding tool. Use it on a short coat Dogue de Bordeaux and it works really well as well as on the double coated breeds. Conversely there are the zoom grooms which are all rubber.

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    FURMINATOR best thing ever..use it on my lab, i notice drastic reduction in the amount of hair on the floor, lounge etc...life saver

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