As a Golden retriever owner, you know that brushing and grooming are essential! You can’t skip it and you have to do it at least every three days unless you want your fur-baby to be full of mats and knots! This is why it’s important to find the best brush for a Golden retriever. It needs to be powerful enough to brush all of the tangles out of your dog’s fur, but gentle enough not to hurt him. That is why we are going to break down the types of brushes that are out there and help you find the best brush for your Golden retriever.
Different types of dog brushes
There are different types of dog brushes that all have different uses. We have for example the slicker brush, an undercoat rake, a double-sided brush, bristle brush, de-shedding tool.
The slicker brush basically removes knots and tangles. It’s kind of a universal brush the majority of dog owners own. And it is a good brush! It smooths your dog’s fur so it looks shiny and soft and it has fine wire bristles.
- Made for medium/long hair
- Best for curly coats but can be used on straight fur too
- Best pick for heavy shedders, so Golden retrievers
Just like the name suggests an undercoat rake will remove your dog’s undercoat hair. It basically works like this, the wide set of teeth will pass through the top coat and pull out the clumpy undercoat hair that’s fallen off. The problem with the rake is that not many people know how to use it. Just a little too much pressure will hurt your dog. So maybe leve the undercoat rake for your dog’s grooming sessions at the groomers.
- Great for double-coated dogs (Golden retrievers, Huskies, Pomeranians, etc)
- Great for heavy thick coats
- Too much pressure with the brush can hurt your dog
Double Sided Brush
You could say that the double-sided brush is universal! You get two sides and two different uses of the brush. Firstly, we have the pin brush removes the tangle and mats in your dog’s fur. Secondly, we have the gentle bristle brush which is great for smoothing!
- Great for multiple dog hair types
- Medium to long hair dogs
- Great for smoothing and detangling
If you want a smoothing brush then the bristle brush will be a perfect choice! Besides smoothing, they are also great at distributing healthy oils in your dog’s hair. However, these brushes are better for short-haired dogs so they might not be the best brush for a Golden retriever.
- Great for shorter hair
- Great for daily brushing
- Smooths and distributes healthy oils
There are of course many more types of brushes for dogs, but not all are suited for Golden retrievers and some should only be used by professionals like the De-Shedding Tool, Mat Breakers and Shedding Blades.
Best brush for your Golden retriever
First of all, we need to make it clear that you should always invest in a brush that is a little bit more expensive. Golden retrievers require a lot of grooming and brushing, so you want something durable and high-quality. We have some great suggestions for you for very good brushes that will make your life easier!
Self cleaning brush
The self-cleaning brush is among the most popular brushes for Golden retrievers. Because these dogs shed so much cleaning the brush after the brushing is a real pain! So, the self-cleaning function on this brush makes the life of dog owners much easier! You just press a button to retract the pins resulting in hair falling away from the brush. Genius isn’t it?!
This brush is also very effective on double coats and it has an ergonomic handgrip which will help you get a good grip whilst brushing! A win-win overall!
This brush isn’t only perfect for Golden retrievers but for other breeds (and even cats) as well.
Round fur brush
The round fur brush is also self-cleaning, however, it is designed a little bit differently. Well, besides the obvious difference, the shape. This brush is made out of stainless steel needles and it’s very gentle to your dog’s skin. It’s a little bit smaller than your average dog brush, however, that doesn’t mean it’s less powerful! This brush also has a self-cleaning button which will make grooming your dog a piece-of-cake, and with 15,99 it’s a real steal!
Golden retriever fur dryer
The Golden retriever fur dryer is not a brush but at the same time, it is. It’s confusing, but one thing is for sure it will make your life easier.
So what is the Golden retriever fur dryer? It’s a dryer and brush two in one tool! After bathing your dog you can use this tool to dry your dog’s fur and brush it at the same time! Drying your Golden retriever’s fur right after washing is recommended, and frankly, we’re all familiar with how off-putting the wet dog smell can be by itself… If you’re worried about blow-drying your dog’s fur, don’t be. Blow-drying your Golden Retriever’s fur has many benefits and is no harm to your dog if you are careful in how you use it (we also have some tips on that).
There are so many different types of dog brushes out there that dog owners sometimes get confused. The most important part in choosing the right brush is doing it based on your dog’s fur (long, short, medium) and how bad your dog sheds. Generally speaking, a slicker brush and a double-sided brush are great for everyone. However, the best brush for a Golden retriever is probably the self-cleaning brush with stainless steel bristles.