questionswhat is a good product to groom my dog?

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The last generation of Furminator is cheap and awesome. I have yet to encounter a dog it didn't do wonders for.
http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-Large-Yellow-deShedding-4-Inch/dp/B000FSN0A4

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The furminator is no joke!

My border collie is a rescue and is not fond of being touched below her "waist" (we assume she was abused before she came to us). She's not crazy about being brushed with the furminator either, but this is the only brush she doesn't try to eat while we're brushing her.

And, good lord, it gets off SO much hair without applying any pressure at all.

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I just reread the OP and noticed the words "yorky-POO".

No. Just no. What you have is an adorable mutt. There's nothing wrong with that. But yorky-POO? No.

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lol thanks, she is pretty awesome, though she still can be a little poo sometimes. that product looked great btw, but the thing is she doesn't shed. She just needs a more gentle brush to keep her hair from getting matted up and all the ones I ever see at the supermarket look pads with nails on them.

may get that for my cat though....

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@mx023: I've got a malti-poo and she seems to like the human brushes with the fine bristles better than anything I got for her at the pet store. I also suggest a detangler if she gets matted easily. Those things do wonders.

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so simple! why didn't i think of that? ill just go grab my sisters brush now.... she's so hairy, she'll never notice

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Keep in mind that Yorkies don't have fur quite like other dogs. It's more like human hair. My daughter is a groomer. I will ask her and see if she has any suggestions.

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With a dog like that I'd use a human hairbrush. We used to have a poodle mix and the only brush she liked was the kind with the spread out bristles with little balls on the end. It was actually one of my old hair brushes.

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According to my daughter, the groomer and avowed animal addict, Furminators are available in different styles and sizes depending on the length of the hair and the size of the dog. If you want to keep her hair long, another option is the Oster Rake. I picked up an extra Furminator online at a pretty good price several months ago (followed a link from buy.com which has deals on these posted pretty often). She also tells me that you should not use moisturizing shampoo or conditioner on dogs with Yorkie-type fur if they tend to have oilier fur, as many do. She recommends using Kenic shampoo and conditioner. Their website is www.glo-marr-kenic.com/cat9_1.htm. She suggests Kenic Supra Odor-Control shampoo or their Protein Shampoo and cream rinse, but not a de-matting spray, as it tends to leave the fur oily. Green/natural products that won't dry your hands or pup's skin. My Mom has a miniature Yorkie (rescued after years as a breeder at a puppy mill) and she's a sweetie. Have fun!

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thanks a lot! lots of great info

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@mx023: It gave my daughter a thrill to be able to give professional advice. Since she moved back to our area she hasn't been able to find a full-time grooming job and I think she was happy to show off her knowledge to me. Now if only the economy will pick up so she can get back into her chosen field, make some money, and MOVE OUT!!! (Empty nest, here I come!)

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What do you get when you cross a bulldog with a shitzu? A (profanity). Sorry, couldn't resist. I use a horse shedding blade on my Great Dane, and to my surprise it actually works equally well on my longish haired Siamese cat. The thing I like best about it is that there are no bristles for the fur to get trapped in, the fur just falls off of it as I comb. They both love it, and line up eagerly when I get it out. I only brush them outdoors because of how much loose hair is cleared out. It looks like this, you can get it at any tack shop or livestock feed store. It's a lot cheaper than a furminator.
http://www.horse.com/item/shedding-blade-26-inch/SLT055438/

This one's slightly different than mine, which has tiny teeth on one side and small teeth on the other, but mine's about this size. It's as big as my cat but still works on her, I use the end of the loop rather than the side on her.

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I am a groomer and with that breed you need a slicker brush to get the hair loose. After that you need a greyhound comb (metal comb) to get all the way through the coat. ALWAYS make sure your baby is completely brushed and combed before washing because the water can make the tangles tighter. Happy to answer any grooming questions any time.