The dogs’ fall shed always takes me by surprise. Just when I think our Malamutes are starting to look good after the summer, and are growing their coats in preparation for winter, they start shedding again. Luckily the fall shed isn’t anything like the shedding they do in spring, often they will just shed the undercoat and keep the guardcoat intact. Still, some grooming is needed also during fall.
A grooming tool that I really love is Chris Christensen’s 27mm T-Brush. This lightweight pin brush is made of beechwood and the clever design means you don’t have to work with your wrist at a constant angle but can relax the hand and wrist while brushing. When you have more than one dog to groom (in our case seven) using an ergonomic brush makes a huge difference.
I really like this brush and what’s even better – the dogs love it! The polished pins glide through the coat nicely and are gentle on even the most sensitive skin. We use it on short coats like Titan’s and on long woolie coats too. You can buy this excellent tool directly from Chris Christensen or from online retailers. In Sweden the brush is available from www.hallon.info
Check out the video below to see how much our boy Titan enjoys getting brushed 🙂