Best Dog Brush – German Shepherds

Best Dog Brush for German ShepherdIf you have a German Shepherd, you will know that grooming them can almost be a full time job – especially in the Spring when they start to shed their winter coats. Below I outline the best dog brush for German Shepherds that you can buy to keep shedding to a minimum.

Why Not Use a Shedding Blade?

Many groomers and vets will recommend using a shedding blade to remove excess fur. Although they are designed to remove loose hair using a straight or looped blade, they do not do a great job removing a lot of the loose fur from the undercoat. When using a shedding blade you have to be very careful because it can damage the fur, often tearing and breaking your dog’s fur.

The FURminator is the Best Dog Brush for German Shepherds

The FURminator is designed to not only remove fur that is actively shedding, but it will also to remove excess, loose fur from your dog’s undercoat. This can significantly reduce the amount of fur that your dog will shed. By keeping a regular schedule of brushing with the FURminator during the Spring and Fall shedding seasons your dog will be happier, and more comfortable, and you will see a great reduction in the amount of fur that you will have to sweep from around your home – and you won’t have to ‘shave’ your furniture!

PROS

  • Well made
  • Handle is comfortable
  • Makes your dog’s coat very soft
  • Can help reduce dandruff
  • Reduces shedding by up to 90%
  • Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, rake or comb

CONS

  • It’s possible to over-brush – be careful!

Tips for Using the FURminator on Your German Shepherd

One of the biggest challenges with deshedding is allowing the undercoat to build up and then trying to remove too much of the fur at once. German Shepherds have a lot of undercoat and since the teeth on the FURminator are fine and so close together it takes a lot strokes to remove loose undercoat fur. That kind of repeated brushing can be irritating to your dog’s skin. Instead, you should do smaller sessions more frequently. We recommend that you brush for 5-7 minutes 2-3 times per week. Undercoat is also much easier to remove on dogs who are clean, conditioned, and dry – never use a Furminator on a wet dog, that will only rip and pull at their coat.

Final Thoughts

The FURminator is the top selling dog brush on the market today. The FURminator brings out your pet’s natural oils, promoting healthier skin and a shiny topcoat. In addition, the FURminator comes in various widths to suit the size of your dog. For a German Shepherd it is recommended that you use either a large or extra large FURminator for best results. The Large Short Hair Dog FURminator deShedding tool is specifically designed for dogs from 51-90 lbs. with coats shorter than 2 inches. For a puppy, or juvenile dog, you should choose a smaller size, such as the medium size FURminator for short hair.

4 replies
  1. markfromnz
    markfromnz says:

    Hi,

    Nice informative Page.
    I don’t own a German Shepard, but do have a Cocker Spaniel and she’s a bloody nightmare to keep tidy.

    I’d actually be interested in trying the Furminator on here to see If it helps.

    Keep up the good work.

    Mark.

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      My family had a Black American Cocker Spaniel when I was a teenager – they certainly do have a lot of grooming needs! Especially if you want to keep them in a show-ready state… The FURminator DeMatting tool might be of some use to you for those big, floppy paws 🙂

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  2. Corrieb
    Corrieb says:

    Our family owns two German Shepherds and their hair shedding is a nightmare. This was a great review and looks like a quality brush, definitely going to check it out.

    Thanks for the repeat brushing tip as well. Would you recommend using the furminator on a short hair breed that also sheds? my initial thoughts are that it may be a little rough on them.

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Hi Corrieb. There are very few breeds that FURminator is not recommended for. I have a Lab and the FURminator is the answer to his major shedding!

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