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Old 07-30-2005, 01:37 AM
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I was just wondering what brush is the best to use to brush huskys.
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Old 07-30-2005, 01:46 AM
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I would use a rake brush. I use it on my Malamute to get his undercoat and it works really well. It looks like this:
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Old 07-30-2005, 08:39 PM
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yeah I use that same brush and it works really well for Shelby
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:01 AM
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use the shedder, its amazing!
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:30 AM
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I would start out with a slicker brush just to get some of the grit out (a rake can be very painful if there are any tangles etc.). After I get the dog brushed out with the slicker then I use rake. If there are any tangled or gritty areas then hold the coat next to the skin so you don't pull.
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Old 08-09-2005, 01:58 PM
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I would use a rake brush. I use it on my Malamute to get his undercoat and it works really well. It looks like this:
I use one like that on my collie
One thing I've noticed that works well on that kind of coat is the shedding blade... I use it on someone's wolf mix. It has that husky/ malamute kind of coat.
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:25 PM
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I use either a pin brush or a slicker to get loose hair out of my malamutes, but if the coat is really blowing then I brush them, bath them(not using shampoo on the back of the dog) just wash the white bits and wet the rest, then I give them a good blast with my air blaster, that gets all the old dead hair out, leaving them lovely and fresh, I just love my blaster lol

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Old 08-09-2005, 02:27 PM
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I use the rake and a shedding blade for my corgi.
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Old 08-09-2005, 07:03 PM
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An undercoat rake will be a lifesaver. If your dog has really thick hair in some spots (usually on the hindquarters and around the neck - and "thick" meaning that the undercoat rake doesn't go all the way through the hair and touch the skin when you press lightly) I've learned that a mat rake is awesome for getting out a lot of hair.

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For thick patches of hair, mat rakes seem to do better than a shedding blade or undercoat rake. (You don't have to brush everything out, either, since they glide through mats.) The only thing with them is that you have to hold them right, so the sharp side of the blades don't touch the dog's skin - only the hair.

If he doesn't have really thick or long hair, don't use the mat rake, it'll do nothing to help you brush out the coat and it might even scratch the dog's skin.
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:51 AM
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I use the rake first on my collie, then a slicker brush. He doesn't really get the chance to develope mats, he's brushed every day (somtimes twice).
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