For those of us with dogs with bushy butts

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  1. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    What grooming tool(s) do you find the most effective to tackle the rear end of a dog with collie pants? Bandit has such a bushy butt. He doesn't get poo stuck on himself like my old Sheltie did thank goodness, but his arse hair does get knotted really easily. Is there some sort of detangler I can spray on before hand that will make it easier? Needless to say he isn't too fond of someone brushing through his thick butt hair when he's been out for a romp and it's gotten tangled.

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    ooh good question. Miss flufferbutt here has quite the pantaloons, and i dont know what to do with them.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    I linecomb with a long-tined metal comb. :)
     
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    The Stuff, and this brush.

    You can also take thinning shears to them and thin them out. Auggie has quite the pants going on and it looks dumb considering he is not very heavily coated anywhere else, so I thin them out a bit every few months to keep his overall level of floofiness consistent, LOL.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    The papillons have bushy butts but since they're not double coated, they don't need any extra work. Now my shelties...:lol-sign: I used an undercoat rake, comb, and thinning shears.
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    I use an undercoat rake on Chloe, then a slicker brush, then a comb...and once all of the tangles are out I have the groomer use a skip blade (I think that is what they are called...an attachment that you put on clippers to just take some hair off, but not shave..?) down her back so she still has a fuzzy butt, just not so thick and wild. It is much more managable when it is shorter!
     
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    Thinning shears are your friend. It's kind of hard to explain how to use them without showing you though...search on youtube for videos? Not sure.

    At the store, I use a pin brush to get through the chunky undercoat, brush from the bottom up with a slicker brush, and go through it all with a comb (after the thinning shears).
     
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    I just use a snap on comb on my clippers and go through it. Not to short, but it helps, then I thin them out with my shears. His butt hair is thick troll like hair, does its own thing. Doesnt really mat just looks SO messy 99% of the time due to the troll type of hair as I call it lol.
     
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    My aussie has a definite fluffy butt:) I use thinning shears and an undercoat rake, and really thin her out,,then I clip her a "butt" so to speak..I swear it comes back thicker than ever tho :(( Oh and I usually spray on a detangler, even tho thank goodness, she doesn't matt or tangle, just makes it easier to strip out..
     
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    I use a brush (pin brush?) on Sienna that's similar to the one I use on my own hair. I also got a detangling spray but I'm not sure how well it works. Anyone have recommendations?

    And I admit, I do use clippers on her bum. Especially now that it's summer and our lawn is a forest of sticky burrs, I've been clipping her mane, tail, ears, and trim on her front legs as well. Not short, but she looks much tidier! And attracts less burrs...when she rolls around in the lawn. xD
     
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    Well, Izzy absolutely hates her slicker so it's be relegated to cat use only. However, she doesn't hate her undercoat rake and it's great for the first go through on her butt fluff.

    Ours is only single rowed and looks a little like this:

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    I use on my grooming clients and have used on my own dogs is a Coat King by Mars. Basically it thins out the under coat and helps make them not as poofy. I've used this on goldens, shelties, cockers and other breeds that have some poofy coat that needs to be thinned down. ***A hint on how to use this tool run it through the coat for couple of strokes then use a slicker to get any loose coat out, keep doing this until you get the desired look you want!**** I used this technique with my show cocker to get the side coat to lay flat and have used this tool on other show clients!!

    **Be careful you can take too much coat out and make them bald!! Hence a couple of strokes at a time.**
     
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    With Aesop I just run a comb through. We don't have to trim, thin, etc. Grimm gets a comb and an occasional trim. Rarely need the latter though.
     
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    Which blade do you like to use? I've been looking at getting a stripping knife for a while but just don't know which I should pick up, and definitely don't want to get the wrong one since they're not very cheap (and I hate to ruin Auggie's coat.)
     
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    It's not a stripping knife more of a stripping rake. The less number of blades on it the less it will take off the more blades the more it takes off. I use the one with 10 blades & 12 blades just depends on how much you want to take off. They both do the same thing just the 10 balde takes more time to cut down on the coat than the 12 blade.

    Manufacturer's recommendations:

    •Coarse - for wirehaired dogs (like Schnauzers) for preparing job, coarse, 6 special sharpened blades, wooden handle.
    •Medium - for longhaired dogs (like Old English Sheepdog) for preparing job, medium, 10 special sharpened blades, wooden handle.
    •Fine - for stock-haired dogs (like German Shepherd) for complete job, fine,
    •12 special sharpened blades, wooden handle.
    •Extra Fine 16 Blade - for stock-haired and longhaired dogs, as well as for Terriers for finishing, extra fine, 16 special sharpened blades, wooden handle.

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    •Extra Fine 20 Blade - for stock-haired and longhaired dogs, as well as for Terriers for finishing, extra fine, 20 special sharpened blades, wooden handle.

    As for stripping knives I use the Classic stripping knife coarse and fine. But I wouldn't use that on a sheltie coat. I use the coat king on grooming & show client shelties. Just do a little at a time & remember to brush in between using the coat king, until you get the desired look you want. I would either use the 10 or 12 blade.
     
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    slicker brush and cowboy magic (usually used for horses). :) Seems to do the trick, but beware of walking on your hardwood floors in socks for a while because when they lay down, it makes the floors super slick.

    Boo doesn't like the slicker brush really either, but you don't actually have to touch the pins to the dog if they're lying down, just the fuzzy hair.
     

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