What Kind of Brushes and Combs Do I Need for Sheltie?

I'm shopping at petEdge and trying to find right grooming tools for my sheltie. Help me to choose, bredeers!!!
Thank YOu.

We have two Shelties and have had very good results with these three brushes:

Hindes Medium Pin Brush with Long Straight Pins (PetEdge Stock #TP60631). It is important to get the straight pin model rather than the model with ball tips because the ball tipped variety won't go through a Sheltie's coat very effectively. Don't know why you can seldom find the straight pin models in pet stores, but PetEdge carries several and this is the one we use.

Master Grooming Tools Ergonomic Slicker Brush (PetEdge Stock #TP353 – Small or Medium). This is our finishing brush – after the pin brush and shedding comb have done the major work.

A shedding comb. I don't find the type we use at PetEdge, but we get ours from PetSmart. It is an inexpensive shedding rake with a blue plastic handle and has two alternating lengths of pins in a single row. It doesn't look like it would do the job but it is excellent at quickly getting most loose hair out, especially in the rear and the ruff.

These are the only brushes we use and they keep our boys looking beautiful. We only brush as needed, which is usually a couple of times a week. If you pay reasonable attention to the potential problem areas such as behind the ears and front and rear leg pits you'll find you won't have to groom anywhere near as often as most people assume.

One other product I can highly recommend is called Laser Sheen (or Show Sheen). It's a horse grooming product, so you'll find it at tack shops and feed shops in your area. Get the concentrate and dilute it in a spray bottle. Before your Sheltie goes romping in places where there are burrs, foxtails, etc. spray his/her paws (including the bottoms), legs, tail, pants, ruff and undercarriage well and rub it in. Afterwards, most burrs, foxtails and other stuff s/he picks up will just slide right out. It's really wonderful stuff and used by most people I know who herd with medium or long haired breeds. Our two year old herds and it really does a great job on him.

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  • groomingdiva_pgh

    You need a good slicker brush, an undercoat rake, a mat breaker, a greyhound come and a furminator tool would help alot.
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  • norman7774

    For a comb, you need one that has strong teeth and not too close together and possibly (as I use) a curry comb.. I like the curry comb best
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  • Kasey J

    Look for a brush that is made for the undercoat. It will have a lot of very thin metal bristles. And brush the dog everyday. Their hair actually has a little wave to it, you can see it more when they are wet after a bath, and they are prone to getting matted up if they are not brushed regularly.
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    Breeder & previous Sheltie owner

  • tennis star

    you should use long tooth combs to get the hair or maybe the "shed ender" brush. it works really good.
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  • Lauren

    WhenI groom my uncles rough collies(same hair as a sheltie) I use several combs and brushes. the best brush is the slicker brush. I also use a shedding blade, undercoat rake(this one works very well on them), flee comb(metal comb), and a matbreaker(shelties get bad matts behind their ears). Also if you get some really tough nots use a conditioner spray made for dogs. It works very well and then brush out the area with the comb or matbreaker.
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    Groomed lots and lots of dogs :)

  • petspakitty

    A universal slicker brush,and a greyhound comb,the mat breaker,and "The Stuff" conditioner…always brush with slicker first…then get a comb through the coat…especially under the chest and in the flank area…and the tail….if you spray "the stuff" first it will help with the brushout…shelties tend to mat behind the ears…so use the comb and slicker only…the mat splitter may cut the ear leather if used around the ears…a high speed dryer such as a "Metro" dryer will help blow out the undercoat after the bath
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    Professional Groomer and Pet Spa owner…25 yrs exp.

  • Radical Geezer

    We have two Shelties and have had very good results with these three brushes:

    Hindes Medium Pin Brush with Long Straight Pins (PetEdge Stock #TP60631). It is important to get the straight pin model rather than the model with ball tips because the ball tipped variety won't go through a Sheltie's coat very effectively. Don't know why you can seldom find the straight pin models in pet stores, but PetEdge carries several and this is the one we use.

    Master Grooming Tools Ergonomic Slicker Brush (PetEdge Stock #TP353 – Small or Medium). This is our finishing brush – after the pin brush and shedding comb have done the major work.

    A shedding comb. I don't find the type we use at PetEdge, but we get ours from PetSmart. It is an inexpensive shedding rake with a blue plastic handle and has two alternating lengths of pins in a single row. It doesn't look like it would do the job but it is excellent at quickly getting most loose hair out, especially in the rear and the ruff.

    These are the only brushes we use and they keep our boys looking beautiful. We only brush as needed, which is usually a couple of times a week. If you pay reasonable attention to the potential problem areas such as behind the ears and front and rear leg pits you'll find you won't have to groom anywhere near as often as most people assume.

    One other product I can highly recommend is called Laser Sheen (or Show Sheen). It's a horse grooming product, so you'll find it at tack shops and feed shops in your area. Get the concentrate and dilute it in a spray bottle. Before your Sheltie goes romping in places where there are burrs, foxtails, etc. spray his/her paws (including the bottoms), legs, tail, pants, ruff and undercarriage well and rub it in. Afterwards, most burrs, foxtails and other stuff s/he picks up will just slide right out. It's really wonderful stuff and used by most people I know who herd with medium or long haired breeds. Our two year old herds and it really does a great job on him.
    References :

  • K G

    Petedge is a great place to shop!!

    For just regular grooming, I use a pin brush for the coat, a small slicker brush for feathers, and a comb. For shedding season, I find an undercoat rake the best thing to use. You might also look into getting a pair of thinning shears to sculpt the feet and even up the scraggles. (I have 4 tool boxes full of gear for show grooming!!) Do you know how to line brush? Don't worry about scissors, chalk, cholesterol, etc. but you may want to go to walmart and buy some leave in conditioner like you use on people hair – the kind you spray on and brush in. You can use this mixed with some water (about 50/50) when you brush. It is easier to brush a coat that is lightly misted. If you have any other questions, I will be happy to help.
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    sheltie breeder, trainer, handler, and happly bossed by 10 shelties!!