my little brother got a dog

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gaited horse, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Can anyone tell be the kind of brush to use on a cairn terrier and Brussels Griffon mix
  2. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    anyone have any idea what type of brush to use
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Have you tried a Google search on that breed, or maybe "grooming" on that breed? My dogs are lucky to get a bath every month! Just kidding. They are indoor dogs with short coats!
  4. keedokes

    keedokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    That kind of dog probably has a wire coat, yeah? In which case he/she will need to be groomed by a professional groomer every month or two to be stripped...don't shave the pup down! It will remove the protective nature of the coat. Stripping is a hand grooming process in which the dead guard hairs are removed--it doesn't hurt the dog if done properly. In between, regular brushing is fine, with a typical brush from a pet store (but double check that with your groomer!). That type of dog doesn't usually need too much in between grooming sessions, though.
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I would just use a good dog brush. Get one that has a soft brush on one side and the metal bristles on the other. Be careful when using the metal side. Keep him trimmed and clean and brush him regularly.
  6. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    you can learn to strip him yourself, they also have a tool with little teeth that will help strip the coat, look up wire haired breed grooming supplies
  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    If it's a puppy, the wirey hair isn't in yet. Good advice that will help him out at a later age, get it used to messing with it's feet, ears, mouth and tail. It makes grooming easier when it's a adult.
  8. bossdog004

    bossdog004 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Tampa, FL
    It's called a stripper blade.
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I am going going to be doing the grooming for him yes the dog has a very wirey coat so I am going to have him buy a stripping comb and all that and do it thanks so much for your help
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009
  10. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Your going to need a slicker, comb, and a stripping knife. If you have never use a stripping knife before, you can accidentally hurt the dog. Try to see if you can find someone in your area to teach you how to use it. Make sure you always always always strip in the direction the coat lays. Or just buy a pair of thinners/shears and just trim the tips of the hair. You don't have to strip if you don't want to. But its best for his/her wiry coat. has the best prices on grooming supplies [​IMG]. If you have any other questions, feel free to pm me.

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