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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Having had Ed for all of four weeks now, I have been trying various methods of de-matting his fur from his previous owners neglect and suddenly remembered an episode of Dragons Den with the inventor of the "Tangle Teezer" brush.

A short google and a trip to Boots later and Ed is loving his new brush, which doesn't pull at all but has removed nearly all of his mats in one session.

Highly recommended!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

WOW! Must try it, not only for Miss Millie but also for our daughter Olivia!! Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's actually intended for children, but far too good for them!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the recommendation. How is Ed getting on?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

He's settled in beautifully thank you. A fantastic addition to the home and a great friend there and at work.

One small slip today - literally. He charged up a flight of steps when we were out for a walk, missed his footing and smacked his chin on the step on the way down. There was a little blood and a limp for a few yards as well as a little disorientation - whatever the doggie equivalent of seeing stars is, I guess. Now, an hour later I think the damage is mostly just a bruised ego. Maybe he'll listen to his dad about bounding up steps six at a time in future...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

jdrrco wrote:
A short google and a trip to Boots later and Ed is loving his new brush, .....


Sad Sad And of course the two small Boots around us do not stock them... A trip to Chester after we come back from our holidays will be required...

Glad Ed has settled in well....

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.tangleteezer.com/the-science-bit/default.aspx

Have a great holiday Paul and family. Enjoy your Christmas party. Geoff

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ooo I want one. But Nero might have to fight me for it! Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

looks good. but we have a simerlar thing with handle that detangles and the prongs twirl around too. it is a good piece of kit. gentle but good affects. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

thank you so much for the info on tangle teezer. I am ordering 1 right now for my serra. she hates being brushed out and hopefully that will make it easier on her. danni and karli Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I have received my Tangle Teezer this morning and I must say that after 20+ years of owning and grooming Briards, this has to be the best brush I've tried.
I've just groomed Hekta in 30 minutes, it normaly take 2 hours plus, and with minimal coat loss.
It feels really strange almost as if its not going through the coat, but I think that is because there is no pulling, and he certainly looks and feels well groomed.
Just want to say thanks to jdrrco for bringing up the subject. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Glad it works for you too - I'd have felt very silly if Ed just had an unusually compliant coat and everyone said it was rubbish!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes, thanks for the heads up on this brush, I received mine yesterday and have to agree how great it is, I have a problem with my hand and it always really aches after a grooming session but using this it didn't hurt at all and as for the dogs with no pulling they just slept through it all, Finley has a particularly fluffy coat and Freya's much sleeker but it did the trick for both.

Happy New Year to all Briardists

Sue, Finley and Freya
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Brilliant! Ivy will be receiving one post-haste!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

okay i give in. with al lthe grooming aids we have you say that this is the best.
still not convinced. before and after pics please Rolling Eyes
only joking Laughing thinking about it now.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

After such glowing reviews how could I resist? Have just ordered 2, a black one for Nero, and a pink one for me... Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

i have been persuaded i am going to order one for jasper. hope it is the miracle brush Laughing


So roz. you have black tangled hair too Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I have just ordered mine off ebay 9.97 no postage.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh dear - having had a B. A. T. H. today and spent 2 hours on the grooming table, MBJ has retreated in disgust having heard I have ordered him a tangle teezer.

Got mine on amazon x

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh Caroline, that made me smile just like having kids and having to spell it so they don't realise whats going on, in our house it's HTAB !!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

starhopper wrote:


So roz. you have black tangled hair too Laughing Laughing


Nope, I'm a fawn! That's why we had to get a black briard, or I'd have been one of those people who ended up looking like their dog! Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

briards can spell too. just spell c. a. t and he is of. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

starhopper wrote:
briards can spell too. just spell c. a. t and he is of. Rolling Eyes

Brioche can spell B I S C U I T S Very Happy no more schooling for messieur Wink Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

My brush arrived yesterday. Hugo was bemused at first, but got used to the different sensation in seconds. He certainly didn't mind it. It seemed to work, but obviously it needs to be tried over a period of time to see how effective it really is. I'm going to use it daily for a quick once over, but use my usual brush and comb once a week. I'll soon know just how good it is!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

After reading this thread I ordered one and it has arrived.

Sally loves it, on her back legs in the air Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Uncle T wrote:
After reading this thread I ordered one and it has arrived.

Sally loves it, on her back legs in the air Laughing

you lucky thing i still have to chase Brioche round the linving room Embarassed his not convinced Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Although she does get unhappy when brushing her back end/tail.

She had the runs a while back and we had to removed some dried up...........you know what I mean from her fur.

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Although she does get unhappy when brushing her back end/tail.

She had the runs a while back and we had to removed some dried up...........you know what I mean from her fur.


Hi uncle T.
I find if i keep jaspers under tail and bottom hair Embarassed trimmed then this keeps the dried on bits to a minimun.

I also keep the hair timmed under the ear flap. helps them vent and keeps them cleaner.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

After reading the rave reviews on the Tangle Teezer I zipped off to Boots today to get one - after being home 2 minutes I couldn't wait to try it on Lola - went through her coat so easily with minimal hair loss, going to try it on some fluffy 'prone to matting' areas later today ... I'll let you know how we get on but so far so good - excellent brush (although it feels rather flimsy so I hope it goes the distance!) Very Happy
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starhopper wrote:
Hi uncle T.
I find if i keep jaspers under tail and bottom hair Embarassed trimmed then this keeps the dried on bits to a minimun.

I also keep the hair timmed under the ear flap. helps them vent and keeps them cleaner.


Thanks starhopper - will keep an eye when gromming and beee very careful with the scissors if needs a trim Smile

I had to do this with an Old English Sheepdog "Trampas" - she passed away in 1994.

My father, when I was a wee tiny lad, tried to trim my hair and cut my ear, blood everywhere, well I was struggling at the time. A bad human experience Laughing

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Uncle T wrote:
starhopper wrote:
Hi uncle T.
I find if i keep jaspers under tail and bottom hair Embarassed trimmed then this keeps the dried on bits to a minimun.

I also keep the hair timmed under the ear flap. helps them vent and keeps them cleaner.


Thanks starhopper - will keep an eye when gromming and beee very careful with the scissors if needs a trim Smile

I had to do this with an Old English Sheepdog "Trampas" - she passed away in 1994.

My father, when I was a wee tiny lad, tried to trim my hair and cut my ear, blood everywhere, well I was struggling at the time. A bad human experience Laughing


Hi . I had to buy a pair of curved scissors from the vets ,as i had the odd accident in the early years. good investment. as with the best will in the world ordinary scissors are a nightmare on awkward places. So once a month jaspers bottom and ears get a trim Rolling Eyes Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The verdict so far! I think the TangleTeezer seems very good. It appears far too light to actually work, but it does actually work very well. I've still had to tease out a couple of big knots with my fingers, but I suspect the new brush may help prevent these from forming.
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I too got mine yesterday. but am not impressed at all. it does seem to smooth. And had to get knots out. It is good for the under belly hair etc. but the coat. it took ages to do one leg. Shocked shall see how it goes.
Jasper is not keen on the noise it makes. Rolling Eyes
personaly i think i may stick to the grooming aids i have.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

oh well, you can't please all of the people all of the time, but seven out of eight briard owners said their dogs preferred it!

i'm not on commission or anything, just trying to pass on something i found useful Smile
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these tangle teezers seem to be a life changing invention for many briards and their slaves. can i just ask what type of brush people have been using before.. ?? Confused

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