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We Love Doodles Slicker Dog Brush Review 2024: An Expert’s Breakdown

Written by: Sara Seitz

Last Updated on April 18, 2024 by Dogster Team

We Love Doodles Slicker Dog Brush Review 2024: An Expert’s Breakdown

Our Final Verdict

We give We Love Doodles Slicker Brush a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Effectiveness: 4.5/5
Build: 5/5
Versatility: 4.5/5
Value: 4.5/5

 

About We Love Doodles

ragz sitting next to we love doodles slicker dog brush box

We Love Doodles got their start in 2016. They started out as a small dog blog for doodle owners. In 2021, they launched their first product, a slicker brush made to tackle the thick, curly coat of the Doodle breed.

This brush is designed with long, bent tines and an ergonomic handle. These features, along with the 45-degree angle of the head, make it highly effective for detangling and de-matting. It remains one of their best sellers to date.

I recently put We Love Doodles’ shampoo to the test on my dogs. Now it’s time to see how their famous slicker brush works on my short coated Dalmatian mix. Keep reading to see my full product review.

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We Love Doodles Slicker Brush Reviewed

Build

The ergonomic handle on the brush was very comfortable to grip. And it is much longer than most slicker brushes I’ve used in the past. I would’ve loved to have a comfortable option like this back when I groomed dogs at the dog daycare I managed.

The angle of the brush head also makes it easy to use and effective at cutting through the coat.

But most notablefeature about this brush is how long the tines are. While they may have been to long (but still effective none-the-less) on my short-coated Dalmatian, I could see it being very useful for dogs with very thick coats or the long, curly coat of a Doodle.


Uses

Like other slicker brushes, this one is made to help detangle and remove mats. It is also great for removing the undercoat in double-coated breeds with longer hair.

I recommend using it after the shampoo has been applied and before rinsing. This will help loosen the tangles so the brush can get through. It also works well after the bath once the dog is dry.

ragz and the slicker dog brush


Brush Specs

I got the large slicker brush for my dog. It measures 3.75 inches wide by 7.25 inches long. This product is also available in a small size for little dogs.

Both sizes are available only in blue.


Coat Types

The slicker brush was designed to remove and smooth out matts and tangles from dogs with thick, long and curly coats. The lengthy tines were thoughtfully created to penetrate deep into fur to gently release and comb through any tricky knots. While this brush works wonderfully to remove mats and tangles from long or curly-coated dogs, it can also be used on dogs with short coats even though matting and tangles are not as common with these fur types.


In Summary

Pros
  • Long tines to penetrate deep coats
  • Very comfortable handle grip
  • Hooked tines are extra effective
  • Wide head for faster results
Cons
  • Does not work as well on short hair
  • Somewhat pricey

Is We Love Doodles a Good Value?

we love doodles slicker dog brush out of the box

Slicker brushes vary widely in price with cheap options available for under $10 and premium large brushes going for over $60. We Love Doodles Large Slicker Brush sits nicely in the middle. Given the quality and the extra features it has, I’d say it is fairly-priced for what you get.

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Our Experience With We Love Doodles Shampoo and Slicker Brush

ragz on the couch with we love doodles slicker dog brush

While I don’t have a Doodle, I do have Ragz, a Dalmatian mix, who sheds an awful lot, especially after getting baths.

Slicker brushes are nice because they can be used on both wet and dry hair to effectively remove loose fur. I was excited to test this slicker brush out on Ragz both during baths and after them to see if it helped with her shedding issue.

Once I had Ragz lathered up with my We Love Doodles Shampoo, I put the slicker brush to work to preemptively remove some of that loose fur. It worked really well for this application. Combining the brushing with the moisturizing shampoo allowed the tines to move through her fur easily and seemed to help release more loose hairs than I normally get with a standard dog comb. We also did a second pass at her fur once she was dry to remove any remaining excess fur.

She had noticeably less hair coming off her after she was done getting groomed than she normally does. I attribute this largely to using the slicker during the bath. For once, she wasn’t throwing her coat all over my furniture for days after bathing!

I would highly recommend it to owners of all dog breeds and coat types. It is super comfortable to use and has a huge surface area that makes brushing go much more quickly.

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Conclusion

Since this slicker brush was incredibly successful during bathtime with Ragz, I can see how useful it would be to other pet owners. The grip is very comfortable and the large head gets the job done fast. I can also see how the long, bent tines help remove tangles faster and gentler while also removing loose fur.

I would highly recommend the We Love Doodles Dog Slicker Brush to any dog ownes, especially those who have dogs with thick and curly-coats who are especially prone to matting.

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