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    • February 12, 2016 2:45 PM CST
    • well wadda ya know?!


    • February 12, 2016 6:35 AM CST
    • Hahaha

    • February 12, 2016 6:33 AM CST
    • Ask and you shall receive? :)






    • February 12, 2016 4:14 AM CST
    • Like CC Butter Combs maybe....some sort of coating on the metal that makes it glide through hair easier :)

    • February 11, 2016 6:49 PM CST
    • you knwo I always wondered what would happen if combs were teflon coated?  why has no one invented that?  

    • February 11, 2016 8:07 AM CST
    • Those kind were my first purchases when I got the handles and strong spines....the other one i bought was a double side, wide tooth, flip side..medium teeth....Still use both daily along with my other combs...they do have their own personal use on my paws.

    • February 10, 2016 5:51 PM CST


      this is the comb I always use, a wooden handled fine tooth metal comb.  I can hold in more in my palm than my fingers, which can't effectively hold a thin comb.

      Is there a better comb that has a wooden handle? one to leave a better finish? I have been happy with it, but lots of new tools are out there.

      Thank you

    • July 23, 2015 2:26 PM CDT
    • I'm not an IW expert by any means, but I do think they are stripped out. If she shows him, ignore my advise. ;)


      If I had one coming in for grooming, along with a slicker brush, I would use the Andis Shedding Tool to get out lots of dead coat and make it lay flatter and neater.



      The one I have is green and white. The one in the link above is black, but otherwise looks the same.  I love this tool. I use it on all my terriers to get out dead coat and give a more natural look.



    • July 23, 2015 12:02 PM CDT
    • I guess this is the place to ask this question..??

      Anyway. I have a client with multiple pets. The Wolfhound is not one that I groom for her, but she asked me to purchase a brush for her to use on him at home. Having not ever groomed this breed, I'm rather unfamiliar with the coat and the best tool to use on it.

      I'm a big fan of the Christensen line, so am looking at either a Mark III (largest slicker) or the T shaped 27mm pin brush. What say you though? Can you make another recommendation from the Christensen line that would be more better suited for use on a coat of this type. I just don't want to order the wrong brush that might cause damage by stripping out coat or what have you.

      Grooming experts, please weigh in! Thank you!

    • June 7, 2013 8:49 AM CDT
    • Love the Liz Paul round back combs! 

    • May 2, 2013 6:26 AM CDT
    • I did a google search for 


      round back greyhound combs


      and a few listings came up. Groomers Mall was one of them.




    • May 1, 2013 11:46 PM CDT
    • I love my wonderful round back greyhound combs...but can't find them anywhere. I've looked everywhere to no avail, including show suppliers.


      I think they were made either by Aaronco or Classic Pet Products. I don't like the Geib line of combs as the teeth are too long and I don't care for the satin finish. If anyone knows where I might be able to find these combs, please share!

    • February 12, 2013 11:14 AM CST
    • Bass brushes. Nothing better, affordably priced. They have flat slickers.

    • February 12, 2013 10:35 AM CST
    • Wahl has a good flatback

    • February 12, 2013 9:34 AM CST
    • I use Chris Christensen slicker brushes. I love them! They make both the flat back and the curved. They don't scratch the dog's skin like the cheaper brushes do. Depending on the coat type, I sometimes use a Les Pooch brush (flexible head), but I prefer the CC brushes much more.

    • February 12, 2013 6:04 AM CST
    • From the pictures, it looks like Pet Edge carries some flat backs.






    • February 12, 2013 5:16 AM CST
    • For years I have used a Safari flat back firm slicker brush, and I love it. Somehow over the past week it has disappeared (I don't know if it was stolen or what). I am devastated as I have not been able to find it at all online or anywhere - I think they have discontinued all of their flat back firm slickers :(. Does anyone else use this style of brushes, and if so, do you have a recommendation? I hate curved back slickers and I don't really care for flexible head slickers, either. I just need something simple. Thanks!



    • August 26, 2012 8:42 AM CDT
    • I have a client that always writes a note and says she wants "1/2" inch and then draw a line that is 3/4 inch long.  I have always done 3/4 inch for her.  ;)


      I have gone away from talking so much about body length and talking about face style instead.  I changed my photo album and barely have any full body/hair length photos in there.  Just one of a shih tzu looking hideous in a #10 to discourage it.


      I noticed that people cannot tell the difference between 5 and 7.  In fact, people wanting a #10 shave were picking out a photo of a 3/4HT clip from my book.  I decided that people are clueless and they don't care as long as the face is stunning.



    • August 26, 2012 8:37 AM CDT
    • sassypaws said:
      I went to Joanns fabric and bought fake fur. I cut it in pieces and clipped it different lengths with the sizes of my blades and combs. I put them on a board and have the customer pick out what length they want.

      I thought of this but was not sure if it would work.  Now I am going to do it!  Thanks for the encouragement.

    • July 15, 2012 9:57 AM CDT
    • I built this yesterday. I was able to shave through the fake fur with SS comb attachments. The only problem was that the fur is only as long as an #A comb, so I couldn't make samples for C and E combs. Also, I wish the fur sample had been thicker, but this should do. I shouldn't have made it so big though. I really don't have a place to display it.


    • July 9, 2012 7:05 AM CDT
    • I tried to fake fur thing... problem is isn't closer to terrier hair.. 1/2 inch on a terrier vs a bichon vs a shih tzu are very very different... Also anything longer than a 4 won't take any length off the face fur. ;)


      I just give it my best shot, if they're unhappy I write a note and we go a little shorter... I've only had 2 people complain and want a re-do.  One was a doodle (of coarse) who wanted 1 inch a/o and got the dog and said "oh but its so hot, I just wanted an inch left".  I was like yea, thats an inch. "oh an inch is very long" yup.  ended up taking the dog down with a 4FC Taxi vac.  "oh yea thats more like what I wanted"  ugh. lol ;)

    • June 30, 2012 4:57 PM CDT
    • I don't clip anything, I just brush or comb a section then comb through with the blade and show them what will come off.  Or I show them the blade teeth and say this is about how much coat will be left.  Thats when they say OH!  I'll go with that one-usually a 3 or 1 snap.  That visual does the trick.

    • June 30, 2012 12:40 PM CDT
    • k9blades said:

      When I ask clients how they want their dog done and they say "SHORT!" or "Shaved" or "As short as you can"...I pull out a few blades and snap ons and show them approximately how much coat will be left....when they see the lengths they usually go for something longer.  That way they pick the blade/length and can't say I did it to long or short.


      You do some portions of their dogs coat while they wait?  Or how do you show them what the blades do?


    • June 29, 2012 8:12 PM CDT
    • When clients tell me to shave their dog short but not bald I usually go right for the #2 snap-on/reverse. Legs w/grain and they all seem pleased.

    • June 29, 2012 7:57 PM CDT
    • When I ask clients how they want their dog done and they say "SHORT!" or "Shaved" or "As short as you can"...I pull out a few blades and snap ons and show them approximately how much coat will be left....when they see the lengths they usually go for something longer.  That way they pick the blade/length and can't say I did it to long or short.