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    I have 2, one year old black labs. They are brother and sister. I try to comb them regularly. I use the Furminator comb. Over the past month I have notiiced the female has very little loose hair that comes out, compared to her brother. It seems like I could comb him all day and hair would still come out. Anyone any thoughts on this? Is it gender related? I have never had a purebred female before so I am puzzled. Last female was a Lab/ Chessie mix, so there was always hair.

    Secondly, is the Furminator (not sure of spelling) bad for labs. I thought I may have read that somewhere on here?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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    I have a yellow female and she sheds an amazing amount of hair......so I kind of doubt it's gender related.

    I've never used the Furminator, so I will leave that for others to comment on.

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    I use the Fingernator.

    I get my fingers into Parker's coat and just ziggy them around. He LOVES it, and it does a great job. When he walks away (we always do this on the lawn) there is an oval of yellow hair marking the spot where he was standing.

    It's a doubly useful tool, too, as I'm also checking for ticks. And oh so economical.

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    The Furminator tears rather then pulls.

    A lot of people do not use it for that reason.

    I use a rake with retractable teeth ! It doesn't get as much out as the Furminator but it gives them a better scritch which they love !

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    furminator, while some lab owners do use them, isn t really for labs.

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    I use the loop thingy...I don't know the correct name

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestGirl View Post
    I use the loop thingy...I don't know the correct name
    Do you mean a curry comb, Shel? Those are meant for horses. If that's what you're using I'm going to beg you to stop.

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    zoom groom!!! Willy loves it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddysmom View Post
    Do you mean a curry comb, Shel? Those are meant for horses. If that's what you're using I'm going to beg you to stop.
    I looked it up this is it


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    Shel - yes... that is a curry comb. I guess you are used to using it by now, but those teeth are SHARP and can really easily nick your dogs' skin. I've cut my own self BADLY with one before. And it breaks the dog's furs... like giving yourself split ends.

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