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I just have to share my love of this new brush by ConairPro. I ordered this "Soft Slicker Brush" in the medium size, mostly to bump up the total purchase of a recent Drs. Foster and Smith order so that I could get free shipping, and it turned out to be the best item in the order! I do my own grooming and I have to say, it is not my favorite job. If I would find the time to groom every day, the task would be easier, but the reality is that no matter how much I vow to be more diligent, I can't seem to do a full, thorough grooming during the week days. I like to keep Gracie's body hair a little on the long side during the winter months, (and I always keep her leg hair long) but have found that I can only let it get so long before I end up cutting her back down to about an inch long due to tiny little matts popping up all over the place. I then have to scissor through the ones in her legs. In the past, I have stayed away from slicker brushes because I don't want to hurt her. I find that no matter how careful I am, I still touch her skin with the tips every so often and based on personal experience, I know it hurts! This brush has soft tips at the end of each wire so no more worries!  It used to be that I would groom a little on Sat. and then again on Sun. to cut down on the time that Gracie had to stand on the table and even then I would end up leaving some of the matts. Now I find that I can do a full grooming in one session in less than half the time it used to take, and in the end, Gracie is soft, and fluffy, and matt-free! I very much recommend this brush!!

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Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on January 30, 2015 at 6:15pm

Just seeing your post today; must have missed the notice! I am SO glad to hear the brushes worked out for you. I did come to realize that the bristles are plastic, but as you said, they do the job just fine. Gracie has behaved similarly. I brushed her a little the other day while she was relaxing, and she actually closed her eyes! Do you find that the smaller brush is especially helpful? If so, I think I will order that one too. I honestly believe every doodle owner should have one of these among their grooming gear!

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on January 8, 2015 at 4:03pm

Can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with these brushes!  Dulcie HATES the slicker brush and she actually stayed in my lap and let me work on her with these!  They do have plastic bristles, but seem to do the job just fine without the discomfort.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!  What a huge difference!

Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on January 1, 2015 at 11:04am

Awesome - Hope you like them as much as I do. Please let me know what you think after you try them out!

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on December 31, 2014 at 11:45pm

Thanks so much!  The brush on the website definitely has different bristles than the one that popped up on Amazon, although the handle and color look the same.  I have ordered both the small (for face area) and medium and am excited to try them out!

Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on December 31, 2014 at 7:35pm

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+5+56+...

Here's the link to the page on fostersmith. In case that doesn't work . . . The package says CONAIRPRO dog; Memory Gel Grip; Medium Soft Slicker Brush. The brush head is oval, the color is black and the grip is yellow. There is no product number. Now that you mention it, I actually am not sure about the bristles. I looked at the description on fs, and on Conairs website, and on the packaging for the brush and there is no specific mention of the bristle material, but it does say "reinforced plastic tips" so that may mean the whole bristle is plastic. I inspected the brush itself and the bristles do sort of bend like they are plastic, but that doesn't change how I feel about this brush! I just used it again after writing the post and again, I am amazed and extremely pleased. I hadn't done a thorough brushing in about 6 days, and yes, there were small mats scattered about, but the brush easily handled them, and I was finished in about 30 minutes, which included some scissor trimming. I do use back brushing and line brushing which helps to work through them without too much pulling, but I have always done this and never with the same results as with this brush. I was toying with spending over $50. on a Chris Christensen brush, and can't believe how happy I am with this one that cost only $7. It seems durable, and if it holds up for at least 6 mos. I will happily replace it with another!

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on December 31, 2014 at 5:29pm

Thanks for the info - could you copy and paste the page where you found this so we could see an example?  I tried Amazon and came up with several different soft slicker brushes from Conair, one which does have the rubber tips, but looks like plastic bristles?   Thanks for any additional help . . .

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