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Brushing

BeagleMum
August 1st, 2005, 01:15 PM
What kind of brush would you suggest for a beagle?

StaceyB
August 1st, 2005, 07:54 PM
Depending how thick his hair is now, soft slicker, shedding blade for removing dead coat.

Prin
August 1st, 2005, 08:11 PM
What about one of those rubber mits?

toby's tracy
August 1st, 2005, 09:01 PM
I was wondering the same thing...We tried a brush that was given to us - but it seems to hurt Toby (he totally doesn't like it!). We tried a kind of glove with rubber bumps but it doesn't seem to really do the job..ok....it is a dollar store one, but it seems to have the same kind of bumps as ones I've seen elsewhere!

His coat is similar to a beagle's coat...I'll keep an eye on the responses here!

Prin
August 1st, 2005, 11:28 PM
The one I got was from a groomer- it has little teeth, about 1mm wide, like a comb, but made of rubber. The ones with the big picks don't work. You need one that looks like a rubber hair brush. I'll try to find a pic of what I mean..

Prin
August 1st, 2005, 11:30 PM
Sort of like this one but ours just has a strap you put your hand in:
http://www.dogtoys.com/groomingbrush1.html

toby's tracy
August 2nd, 2005, 06:43 AM
thanks Prin! I'll look for one - I guess the $ store just doesn't cut it! ;)

I like what they have to say about the brush...especially for bath time!

Your dog will love this tool for its gentleness - you will love it for its versatility! This rubber teeth is the best brush for brushing and massaging skin of short and smooth-coated dogs as well as for thoroughly shampooing your pet's coat at bath time. It removes dead and shedding hair.

Dogastrophe
August 2nd, 2005, 07:48 AM
The ones with the big picks don't work. You need one that looks like a rubber hair brush. .

We have a grand selection of brushed and combs that we've tried. We bought one of the Kong grooming tools for Lucy (large picks). It worked well only if we were working the longer hairs (she is long and wire haired in some spots and short and smooth in other spots) but otherwise have found it to be useless (also the large picks tended to get drag on her skin making it a bit uncomfortable). It did work alright on Monty (med length hair), but tended to leave him frizzy. Jack likes to chew on it. :)

Have also tried a shedding comb (the metal toothed band) that works well at cleaning out the dead hair from Lucy, but found that if we worked it too long she would lose her wire haired feel.

doggy lover
August 2nd, 2005, 08:00 AM
Prin I have something like that I bought at a feed store, it is suppose to be for horses (I think its a curry comb but it is rubber, so it kind of gives the dog a massage they love it) it works great in getting out those last flyaway hairs. I have about 5 different brushes and combs for Tucker as he has different hair lengths on his body. His tail and back leg hairs are the worst, they are so long, thank god I didn't get a rough collie or a sheltie. It can take me over an hour to brush and comb him out as it is. But he is a beauty when done.

Beaglemom
August 2nd, 2005, 08:31 AM
What kind of brush would you suggest for a beagle?
I find that a bristle brush works well. It removes the loose hair and also makes the coat shine. Careful with the slicker brushes as they can scratch the skin if the pins are too long. You could also use a hound glove. These are great for massaging the skin and my dog loves them!