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Old 10-20-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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what to buy?

for a Collie coat. My Rottie grooming tools have always been a bristle brush, slicker brush and shedding rake. I'm wondering if I will need a double rake and some other sort of brush. Her coat is staying surprisingly nice considering that I have not bathed her (she just got her stitches out from her spay) and have only used a bristle brush on her so far.

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Old 10-20-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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When I had a Golden, I used a slicker brush on him. Since then, I have switched to a pin cushion brush for my Labs. I thing they work about as well and are more comfortable for the dog than the slickers. The first one I used was on my daughter's Shepherd. When I saw how well it worked, I doug out the one I had at home.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:09 PM   #3
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I agree with Labman, with Lexcee being a Shih Tzu, I brush her every day and it works very well with her and she looks forward to it every night. It is easy to keep clean as well.

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Old 10-21-2011, 01:21 AM   #4
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I just used a pin cushion brush and a shedding blade on Neka.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:54 AM   #5
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A pin cushion brush it is, then. I'll get one today. Just didn't want to go through the trial and error thing when I knew someone here could tell me.

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Old 10-21-2011, 07:00 AM   #6
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I use a pin cushion brush on my dogs every day and they love it. It keeps coat and skin clean and knot free under most circumstances. I use a slicker brush at moulting time to get all the excess hair out, and prevent matting. People think I spend hours grooming the dogs to keep them looking good, but a little bit every day is all it takes.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:06 PM   #7
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pin brush, greyhound comb, slicker brush for the ear area, a good shedding rake, scissors for cleaning out the fur on the pads.

pin brushes do not get all the way through the skin especially when they are in full coat, so you will want to line brush with the comb to make sure you get all the fur first then go over it with the pin brush to smooth it down. Slicker brushes are good for the fur around the ear area that can mat up easily, dont use on the body it can burn and break the fur. Keeping the fur trimmed on the pads prevents ice and mud from building up in the feet plus helps prevent slipping on slick surfaces. Shedding rake is your friend!! In the spring when she starts to shed, take her outside and brush away and let the fur fly, the birds will thank you LOL!

I do not reccomend the furminator it tends to cut the guard hairs as it is removing the undercoat. I also dont like conditioners because it softens the coat too much which can cause it to mat more and makes it easier for stuff to get caught in it.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:27 PM   #8
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thanks for the advice on the conditioner. I was going to get some as I was told I would need it. Or maybe use a little?

Also, she does have tons of hair between her toes! I was looking at that and thinking about winter. I'll start trimming now and then.

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Old 10-22-2011, 01:49 AM   #9
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Double coated dogs need a rake and a pin brush where you have an actual winter. My Cockers are good with a pin brush but I also have a rake for the heavier-coated boyz. Makes a big difference. For grooming spray I use different things depending on the problem. In love with Johnson's baby spray to use on wet OR dry hair right now. My own hair is baby fine as is the Cocker hair. Works great!
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:05 AM   #10
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thanks for the advice on the conditioner. I was going to get some as I was told I would need it. Or maybe use a little?

Also, she does have tons of hair between her toes! I was looking at that and thinking about winter. I'll start trimming now and then.
I do occasionally use a little conditioner, diluted with water, on the pants and ear area of my shelties if they seem to be tangled. I just dont use it on the body. Oh and be sure to rinse like crazy any conditioner left will pick up dirt easier! Blow dry too if you can. I can just imagine how long it takes a collie to dry! It takes my shelties hours if I let them dry on their own, so I help out with my blow dryer. (plus it makes them all fluffy)
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