I finally broke down and got a Furminator for my malamute, Kuma, after trying it out at the pet store. It was $60.00, a bit pricy, but well worth it. Kuma looks great! He also likes getting brushed now because the Furminator doesn't pull on his coat like my other grooming tools.
I don't have the Furminator, but I have a rake, which is basically a Furminator with longer teeth. It is made to get at the undercoat. I agree, Everest and Yukon don't mind it as much, b/c it doesn't yank on their fur. Sierra is still a pup, so she doesn't like any of it! LOL!!
We also have a "Furminator" and it works great for our Black Lab. We even bought the shampoo and conditioner to go with it. And yes, it was expensive! I don't even spend 10-15 dollars on my hair products let alone a 60 dollar brush. I think I am getting the short end of the stick somewhere..... :)
"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions" - Confucius
I LOVE the Furminator. It is a little pricey, but for the difference it makes, I will spend the money. The golden colored tumbleweeds are remarkably smaller and less in number. You're right mybabiesrock. I think my hairbrushes are out of the 99cent bin @ CVS. *sighs*
The Furminator works good on some breeds and not so great on others. I bought the small one for $25.00 and turned around and sold it for $25.00. I actually prefer to take the 40 blade off my clippers and use it for mucking out the undercoat on a hard coated terrier. Any of these quick fix products must be used with care on a show dog coat. But I think if I had a big fuzzy pet dog, I WOULD LOVE IT.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
i bought a furminator @ a dog show that i was a vendor at. i agree that they are kinda' pricey, but man, they do a good job!! jersey has short hair, it must be a miracle product for long haired dogs that shed a lot. i'd never be without one again!!