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Postby iluvk9 » September 5th, 2008, 5:36 pm

I was thinking about getting that cheaper version of the furminator, that Michelle posted.

Here are Astro's butt shots. :) Just keep in mind, that I had to cut knots out with a scissor. He had them behind his ears, too. :( I am able to use a brush and comb on his butt. There are no knots, but I wasn't sure if I should take out all that extra white fur. :|

He can't go to a professional groomer because, well, because he is Astro.

Ignore the purplish skin on his left leg. He had a skin infection but it is cleared up and hair is growing nicely.
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Truman has the patience of a Saint. Astro is eating his leg.
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I tried to make it "even" going vertical. :dance:
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Postby Marinepits » September 5th, 2008, 5:45 pm

It looks like you should be able to use a slicker brush on his hiney and gently pull all that white hair out. Or, try a steel comb and see if the hair comes out easily. It is kinda hard to tell without actually seeing him, though.

This is the type of comb I'm talking about:
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Postby hey21jude » September 5th, 2008, 5:52 pm

Marinepits wrote:It looks like you should be able to use a slicker brush on his hiney and gently pull all that white hair out. Or, try a steel comb and see if the hair comes out easily. It is kinda hard to tell without actually seeing him, though.

This is the type of comb I'm talking about:
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Ditto to that. Removing excess undercoat with regular brushing is the key to preventing knots/matting. :wink:
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Postby Malli » September 5th, 2008, 6:26 pm

yeah the steel comb works pretty good on the goldens I've tried it on at work...
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Postby iluvk9 » September 5th, 2008, 6:43 pm

:dance: Okay! I have one of those! I do brush him two times a day. Once for the fur, and once because I use it as a reward. He loves it. :)
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Postby Malli » September 6th, 2008, 1:50 am

:giggle:



Have you figured out the feet and tail and face trimming yet? You wouldn't think Goldens were all that high-grooming (if you didn't own one) but from my experience the ARE! :shock:
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 6th, 2008, 1:01 pm

I prefer undercoat rakes for my guys...goes right through the fur and pulls out the undercoat...keeps them from shedding out large quantities. :) Lovely for butt fur...keeps it mat free, and sleeker.

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Postby iluvk9 » September 6th, 2008, 1:36 pm

I am having rather good luck with my metal comb. Lots of tufts of undercoat are coming out.
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Postby pocketpit » September 6th, 2008, 1:38 pm

Well that makes sense because he doesn't have any long butt fur left. When it grows back the undercoat rake will work a lot better and be a lot faster for you. The undercoat rake will become one of your best friends :D
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Postby iluvk9 » September 6th, 2008, 1:39 pm

pocketpit wrote:Well that makes sense because he doesn't have any long butt fur left. When it grows back the undercoat rake will work a lot better and be a lot faster for you. The undercoat rake will become one of your best friends :D


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Postby Beth » September 6th, 2008, 5:54 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:I prefer undercoat rakes for my guys...goes right through the fur and pulls out the undercoat...keeps them from shedding out large quantities. :) Lovely for butt fur...keeps it mat free, and sleeker.

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This looks like exactly what I need for Rifle. Where can I get one (at a reasonable price)?
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Postby airwalk » September 6th, 2008, 6:35 pm

Beth wrote:
TheRedQueen wrote:I prefer undercoat rakes for my guys...goes right through the fur and pulls out the undercoat...keeps them from shedding out large quantities. :) Lovely for butt fur...keeps it mat free, and sleeker.

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This looks like exactly what I need for Rifle. Where can I get one (at a reasonable price)?


Beth I have one and with Charlie's passing don't need it - if you send an address I'll mail it to you.
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