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Old 09-06-2009, 12:10 AM
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Default What brush to use on a boxer..

Juno's starting to shed quite a bit, so my friend gave me a bristle brush and a pin brush and... they do nothing... except make me feel totally incompetent at brushing dogs. They seem to pick up a couple hairs but they still leave behind a LOT.

Would something like the Zoom Groom be more effective at actually picking up the hairs?
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:19 AM
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What about one of these? (The one on the left)


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Old 09-06-2009, 09:05 AM
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Id try a rubber brush, somthing like this.
Four Paws Rubber Curry Brush For Dogs

or a nice shedding rake.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:07 PM
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Id try a rubber brush, somthing like this.
Four Paws Rubber Curry Brush For Dogs
Ah, how fitting that there's a boxer on the packaging.

I'll have to pick one up next time I'm at the pet store. My brain doesn't really understand WHY rubber would work much better, lol, but those brushes seem to get pretty good reviews so I guess we'll give it a shot!
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:07 AM
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If you have a feed and livestock store, get a horse rubber curry, and also i use a shedding block...takes the dead hair RIGHT OUT.

the only other thing i would recommend is a stiff bristle body brush (i buy horse ones, they are cheaper)

Also boxers really should only shed twice a year (the big sheds) try some fish oil or olive oil, should help get the coat back into shape
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:44 AM
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I would imagine that horse grooming tools work great on short-haired dogs like boxers. Use a rubber curry comb to massage all the dead hair to the surface (and Juno gets a massage!), then brush it all away with a bristle brush.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:13 AM
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I find the best thing I've ever used on a short coated bread was a rubber hound glove. Rub it in circle patterns first then go with the grain of the coat. Worked wonders on my dobe a while ago. I'd have to sweep up all the loose hairs after wards and pealing the fur off the clove that looks like a weaved rug was always fun. lol

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Old 09-07-2009, 11:57 AM
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best in my opinion is the Zoom Groom.
but use this outside because hair does not really stick to the brush, so it can be messy
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:24 PM
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Ah, how fitting that there's a boxer on the packaging.

I'll have to pick one up next time I'm at the pet store. My brain doesn't really understand WHY rubber would work much better, lol, but those brushes seem to get pretty good reviews so I guess we'll give it a shot!
Trust me those rubber brushs work great. I use them at work on all short haired dogs (pitties, hounds, pugs, mastiffs and even boxers.) they work awsome.
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:28 PM
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I <3 the Zoom Groom for any length of hair. You should have seen what it did with Virgo's coat though- WOW.
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