They say that a dog is a man’s best friend and taking care of your best friend requires a lot of work. One of the ways that’s often overlooked is grooming. It’s not as simple as making sure you clip your dog’s nails and bathe them often. You also have to think about grooming them with a dog brush. Even then, the choice is not as simple as you’d think. Never mind though, because we’re here to help.
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How to pick the best dog brush for you
- Consider your dog’s coat – Different dogs have different fur and only naturally, that means that some dog brushes will be better suited for some breeds. For example, dogs with smooth coats like greyhounds and Labradors will require less maintenance and a rubber or natural bristle brush. These will keep a smooth-coated dog’s coat in great condition.
- Consider durability – You’re going to have to brush your dog quite frequently, no matter the breed. The last thing you want is a brush that will break on you easily or gets hair tangled within it too easily.
- Consider size – If you have a toy dog, you ideally don’t want a brush that’s the same size as its head. You also don’t want a tiny brush for a larger dog because it will take you twice the amount of time needed to brush them.
1. HERTZKO Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush
This brush by HERTZKO is one of the most used in the world. It works to remove loose hair, detangle hair and get out trapped dirt in both dogs and cats. The great thing about this brush is you went spend ages cleaning it before and/or after every use. There’s a button which you press that brings the bristles back down into the brush so that you can easily remove the hair that remains. Keep in mind that this brush works best for dogs with medium or long hair and if using it on a short-haired dog, it could pull at their skin and cause discomfort. It can also be a little harsh in general.
- Detangles hair
- Removes trapped dirt
- Easy to clean
- Can be harsh on shorter-haired dogs
2. Peat Neat Pet Grooming Brush
Best For Reducing Shedding
This grooming brush from Pet Neat works to remove loose hair on dogs that shed a lot. If you find dog hair everywhere around your house, getting it out this way will be a much smoother process. It also keeps a coat shiny and neat. The handle is ergonomically designed, which means that a longer, tougher grooming session won’t leave you getting hand cramps. If you have a bigger dog that doesn’t love your grooming session, then perhaps you might want to find a bigger option that will have you finished sooner. Also, the brush could use a cover that keeps it clean.
- Great for removing loose hair
- Keeps a coat shiny
- Won’t get cramps holding the brush
- Small for bigger dogs
- Could use a cover
3. ROPO Dog Grooming Brush
Best For Short-Haired Dogs
This 2-pack of dog brushes from ROPO is great to clean your dog’s hair clean and tidy, but because it’s made from rubber it can also be great for just massaging your dog. Also, these rubber dog brushes are perfect for dogs with short hair because it won’t irritate them or dig into their skin too much. The handle on the brush is adjustable and the fact that it fits in the palm means it’s easy to use and compact. If your dog sheds a lot of hair, beware that this set of dog brushes can be a little difficult to clean.
- Good for cleaning and massaging
- Adjustable handle
- Hard to clean
4. Maxpower Planet Pet Grooming Brush
Great For Thick Hair
If your dog has really thick hair that gets tangled easily, then this brush by Maxpower Planet is a great option. It has one side with 9 teeth for stubborn mats and the other side with 17 teeth for thinning and deshedding. The look of the brush might scare you into thinking they can cut your dog, but they’re well-rounded. Dogs with thick hair can get dirt trapped in and knots and this will be great for treating those. When using, make sure that you don’t use long strokes, because then excess hair can come off. Short strokes is all you need.
- Great for thick hair
- Detangles and gets dirt out
- Double-sided for different uses
- Can remove excess hair if not careful
5. Chris Christensen Slicker Brush
Last but not least is this brush from Chris Christensen which gently brushes away loose hair and smoothens hair out. This is a trusted brand when it comes to pet care. The grip of the brush is made from rubber that you won’t lose control of the brush while using it and it’s long enough that you will maintain control of it and your hand won’t feel strained. The idea is that you can fluff, detangle and style with just one tool. It also comes in multiple sizes, so that you can get the right fit for your own dog. Keep in mind that this is a premium option that won’t suit everyone.
- Good control with handle
- Soft edges are comfortable
- Different sizes
- Premium option