In fact, the options are so plenty that it’s easy for a pet owner to get lost when it comes to choosing the right dog brush.
In this article, we are going to cover the different kinds of dog brush. Hopefully, you will have a good idea on what to get depending on the dog breed you have.
Dog Brushes Galore
There are basically 3 major types of dog brush in the market right now, and let’s start with the first one…
Bristle Brush – as the name suggests, a bristle brush is a kind of dog brush that comes with a lot of bristles. Bristle brushes also come in a lot of variety. There are widely spaced bristles, and some have soft bristles. The great thing about a bristle brush is that it can be used for almost all kinds of dog coats. However, as a general rule, the longer the hair of your dog, the widely spaced bristles is advisable. Also, the coarser the fur of your dog, the more stiff you need the bristles to be.
Wire-pin Brushes – this kind of brush looks like it uses a bunch of pins. Of course, the ends are not sharp as a pin. Also, the there are wire-pin brushes that come with rubber tips. Generally, wire-pin brushes are great for dogs with medium to long hair. Also, dogs with wooly or curly coat go well with this kind of brush.
Slicker Brush – this one is like a cross between bristle brush and a wire pin brush. It like each pin is replaced with a lot of fine bristles. A slicker brush is generally great for dogs that have coats that can easily tangle or mat.
There are also specialized brushes out there that aim to combine the benefits of one or more specific type of dog brush, and with little downsides. These kinds of hybrid brushes are definitely worth checking out as they can serve more than one purpose. A good example of such kind of hybrid brushes is The Desheddinator.