|Barked: Tue Jan 31, '12 6:04pm PST |
|For a pet living inside, or a dog that is blowing coat it isn't an issue, as long as you aren't yanking it through the coat it only pulls the dead stuff... and yeah does an amazing job of getting out the clumpy stuff.
For a show dog .. no, because with those harsh coated northern breeds you want to keep the undercoat in as long as possible. If you can buy one used from someone (where the blades are dulled a bit) it makes for a nice smooth groom without all the pulling.
I personally dislike the shed blades that have become so popular because it's so easy to brush burn a dog with them, and used improperly they'll pull out a ton of live coat further irritating the dog. They're great in the hands of groomers but it's one of those tools I think should stay in the hands of professionals.
There are a few of the cheaper alternatives to the coat king but in my opinion they aren't worth the drop in price.
Mika and Kai the key to this is short strokes... not a full body pull.. just short even strokes pulling across and up the coat. Especially if you have clumpy coat blowing.
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