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Question on type of Brush....

 
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Sheamus
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PostPosted: 04/05/05, 9:54 am    Post subject: Question on type of Brush.... Reply with quote

Well, we've had Sheamus for over a month now, and he is doing great!

He was trimmed pretty short when we got him, and his hair is getting longer now, so, we have been trying to brush him once a week to keep his hair clean....

We currently have a brush that looks like:



(from website: These Soft Slicker Brushes with stainless steel pins should be used to remove debris and loose hair from shorthaired breeds. )

Sheamus hates it! (He liked it the first time, but, since then, he just hates it!)

Is that the right type of brush to be using? If not....can you please give us some suggestions/pictures of what we should be using?

There are lots of pictures of brushes here:
http://www.bullwrinkle.com/ShoppingPages/petgrooming.htm
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PostPosted: 04/05/05, 11:15 am    Post subject: COMB Reply with quote

I would talk to a groomer they are great sources of info.

Best thing is a (striping knife) not comb though it looks like like a comb.
go on net-keyword stripping knife. You can even hand pluck your dog your dog every 4- months or so to remove dead hair. Its easy dog likes it. Then clean with a finishing comb.
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PostPosted: 04/05/05, 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is some good information on this bulletin board - under general chat - topic is called Mars strippers. I find it works like a charm and my
dog loves it too.

I bought one localled from a company in Almonte called
Treasure Coast Pet Products. phone #613-256-7723/ www.treasurecoast.ca

The gentleman is very knowledgeable and delivery was next day.
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PostPosted: 04/06/05, 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those wire slicker brishes can be pretty harsh on the skin- try it out on your own arm sometime- if you make the mistake of pressing down while brushing it can abrade the skin- which is why a lot of dogs hate them. Stripping knives work well, but just a good quality bristle brush does the job of just maintenance pretty well- the Mars strippers work well on dogs that you dont intend to show- it cuts the coat, and will soften it quickly- but if you arent showing and its just a pet- no big deal- I would think if its a hunting partner that the Mars tool would affect the coats versatility and protection qualities too. If you get a stripping knife and take the coat down short, you will be doing very little brushing anyhow.... Fuz
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