Furminater

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Ally doodle
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Furminater

Post by Ally doodle » 16 Jan 2014, 18:55

Hi folks can you use a furminater on a labradoodle? Every couple of days i take enough hair out of ally to make a jumper for a small child!

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Re: Furminater

Post by linny » 16 Jan 2014, 18:58

You can on the smoother type but you musn't use on the curlies....it will tangle.
I used one for Huggy and it was a godsend..... just make sure that you use it lightly as it's quite sharp .
Huggy is on the right of my sig. Ambrose on the left is too curly for the furminator.

Ally doodle
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Re: Furminater

Post by Ally doodle » 16 Jan 2014, 19:01

Thanks linny. Ally has a thick wavy coat so it's maybe not for her

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Niandsa
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Re: Furminater

Post by Niandsa » 16 Jan 2014, 21:54

We use one on Poppy but no more than once a month. She has a thick wavy coat and it works well on her. I always run a brush and comb through her coat first to ensure that it doesn't snag on anything.
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Re: Furminater

Post by Ianto! » 16 Jan 2014, 22:39

I've recently found the Les Poochs red brush is excellent for Ianto's coat, but he is more of a curly/fleecy guy...
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Re: Furminater

Post by Douglas » 17 Jan 2014, 10:30

I use one called a Mars you can get them from Amazon. Does the same thing as the furminator but not as sharp, it is brilliant.I use it once a month.

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Re: Furminater

Post by Vincento » 17 Jan 2014, 13:49

We purchased one for Vince but don't use it because it seems far to harsh on his coat it rip's out the undercoat far too much IMO after only only a few combs and leaves his coat looking and feeling rough and harsh to the touch :?
We've gone back to a wide toothed comb and bristle dog brush.

I think that a mixed doodle coat maintenance routine depends on each individual dog so it works for some and not for others. I should add that Vince's coat is a real mix of fur/wool/straight/whispy and curly.

My near neighbour who has two dear little Norwich Terriers use's one to strip out their coat's twice a year it works well for them :)
Vince doodle ...you will always find him in the kitchen at parties ......

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Ally doodle
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Re: Furminater

Post by Ally doodle » 17 Jan 2014, 18:12

Thanks everyone for the ideas I think I'll stick to my comb :D

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Re: Furminater

Post by Alfiecyril » 19 Jan 2014, 00:46

I was given a furminator by Ralphie's previous owners. He is a curly coated doodle and he does get large matted patches which I really struggle to untangle. I have a few other brushes and a comb and use them in combination. I think I'm yet to find the ideal brush! He is booked in to be beautified on 7 February so I think I'll be going for a short cut this time!

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