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I need to know what are the basic grooming tools I should get for my home for in betweens. Links would be great!! I basically want/need to know what kind of brush and or comb, clippers, dryer, ets. Thanks guys
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Pin brushes...which type works for which type of coat?

Which type of pin brush would you groomers recommend? I have heard to use and to NOT USE the type with the balls on the tips. Anyone want to go into detail about what they use and why?

I have been looking at pin brushes at pet edge and was wondering which one would be good for a longer coat? I have just been using an old hair brush of mine that is basically a pin brush by conair.

Here is the page I have been looking at with slicker and pin brushes on it...from Pet Edge's web-site.

http://www.petedge.com/catalog/sear...=AllSearch&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&N=0&Nty=1


Look pet edge has a "grooming show poodle video" on sale now!

http://www.petedge.com/Grooming-Sho...tegoryId=197&categoryId=239&subCategoryId=474

This one is cheaper!
http://www.petedge.com/Grooming-Mul...tegoryId=197&categoryId=239&subCategoryId=474
 

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Well I am looking for a pin brush I can use on poodles with long hair, shorter hair and then the afghan hound.

On one web-site I read to NOT USE the ones with balls because if its just a small mat then you are likely to break the hair when you don't really need to. I guess that afghans (especially females dropping coat) then to have weak hair so best to preserve all you can, otherwise you end up with a thin looking coat.

Considering all the patches of short coat that Sophie has where I had to shave the matting out, I want to keep as much hair as I can on her until the whole coat looks more filled out.

I was thinking I need one without balls, but I thought that maybe someone might have a good reason why to use them. The one I use has them, but I do pull out alot of hairs...I was just under the assumption that they were simply dead hairs that needed to go anyway...its hard to really pull to much out on a poodle.

I never brush a coat if it has tons of mats and I know its going to hurt very badly...I end up having to shave at least some of the rescues we take in, so that is no big deal. I just don't want to make things worse!
 
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