Furminator Dogs – Long Hair

Long haired dogs require more attention to their fur since they tend to get tangles, accumulate dirt quicker, and tend to shed more than their short haired cousins. You can help your dog by maintaining his coat health with frequent brushings.

While most brushes will work just fine, choosing the best one for your dog’s fur will make sure their coat stays in tip-top shape. If you have a long haired dog, you already know already what I’m talking about. You cannot prevent your dog from shedding its fur when the seasons change, but you can prevent loose dog fur from going everywhere in your house or on your clothes; the number one way is pretty straightforward: brushing your dog regularly with the FURminator brush.

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    Pet Enjoyment Level - 9.5/10
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    Ease of Use - 10/10
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    Value for Money - 9.5/10
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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!

The FURminator deShedding tool has a fine toothed shedding blade that is effective at removing loose fur from the top coat and undercoat. They are effective and getting rid of excess fur and dander and can be used on all coat types.

Why Brush Your Dog

Young or old, your dog will benefit from a regular brushing. Why?
5 simple reasons:

  • Maintain your dog’s fur and avoid knots
  • Detect possible problems (fleas, ticks…) or other skin diseases
  • Actively prevent shedding
  • A good excuse to spend more time with, and bond with your dog

When / How Frequently ?

It is very important to help your dog shed his fur. Depending on the length and thickness of his coat, you will need to adapt the frequency of the brushing. We confirmed with several dog specialists (vets, breeders) and they agreed that long haired dogs should be brushed at several times a week (depending on needs, it could be more or less)

Final Thoughts

You do not need a crazy amount of brushes to take good care of your dog. If you have a long haired dog, the FURminator will serve you well. In any case we hope you understood the importance of brushing your dog. We also hope that you found the perfect brush for your buddy.

4 replies
  1. Matt's Mom
    Matt's Mom says:

    This looks like a great dog brush! I have two long haired dogs. Thank goodness they do not shed. I have a Shi Tzu and a Maltese. One loves to have his hair brushed, the other does not. So I try to keep his short. But it grows so darn fast, and it is $45 for a haircut. I would love to try a brush that he might like. This actually looks good, because the brush I have pokes him. I think this is why he does not like it.

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Pet comfort is always a consideration when choosing a brush. I like the FURminator because if you use it as directed, it is perfectly safe and doesn’t irritate your pup’s skin.

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  2. Chris Towers
    Chris Towers says:

    This looks like a great idea for my dog to be honest..

    I live in Greece and luckily because it is hot most of the year I do not have carpets.

    My floors are with white tiles and the amount of hair my dos sheds is incredible, and because of the color of the floors it is really noticeable.

    I do brush him a lot but I have a standard brush.. this looks like it could improve my situation.

    My dog does not like to be brushed, but this may be due to the type of brush I am using..? I can see you mention good things for the god comfort here while brushing, so this is an option for sure.

    Thanks for the information on this furminator. It is the first time I have heard of it!

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Hi Chris. If you get a FURminator you just might find that your dog likes to be brushed with it. One of my cats was a reluctant participant for a while but now he loves brushing time! I think they really do understand that it is helping them.

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