These brushes are a true classic among the slickers. Thanks to their eye-catching packaging and their authentic, German design, they have been a popular product for many years now.
The Frank’s Universal Grande de Luxe Large Slicker has a slightly flatter brush pad and can be used for every dog breed that isn’t short-haired. Because of the finer, more flexible pins, this slicker is most suited for the daily and regular maintenance of thinner or long coats that don’t show a lot of tangles. If you have a puppy or an older dog with sensitive skin, it is perfect as well.
Large: Daily and regular coat maintenance for bigger breeds with long, soft and fine coats and bigger brushing areas.
Medium: For smaller to medium-sized breeds or smaller brushing areas, we recommend the Frank’s Universal Standard Medium Slicker Soft.
Gently brush and pull the brush towards the handle (don’t twist your wrist). Let the pins glide through the hair and repeat if necessary. Brush without putting downwards pressure on the skin.
To get the best result, we advise you to brush the coat in layers from the hair tips right down to the skin, starting at the bottom of your four-legged friend’s body and finishing at the top. This is especially recommended if your pooch has a difficult long, double or curly coat. For dogs with a shorter coat, you can also brush against the hair growth.
Long coats- Gently brush with a light, long stroke, brushing beyond the ends of the hair tip to avoid static and breakage. For the best result, brush the hair in layers. Start at the bottom by parting the coat horizontally and holding the unbrushed part up with your free hand. Work methodically upwards, keeping your wrist straight to avoid contact with the dog’s skin.
Curly coats- Brush in the direction of the coat growth and then against it using light, long strokes.
Wiry coats- Brush in the direction of the coat growth, then against it if necessary to remove mats and dead hair. If the coat is matted, use this slicker brush in combination with the Show Tech Mat Buster Dematting Comb.
For dematting- Gently put the brush pins on the mat with a tapping movement and tease a few hairs from the mat by pulling the brush towards you and thus removing the pins away from the coat. Repeat until the mat is gone. Brush without putting downwards pressure on the skin. To prevent mats and tangles, the dog’s coat should be regularly bathed, treated with a conditioner and brushed daily.
Large: Width: 4.13" Height: 7.5"
Medium: Width: 4.13" Height: 6.38"
Note from Joanne: These brushes differ from Tuffer in the pin length being shorter, and the pins a little finer, with a nicer edge. the large size has less curve so it doesn't pull. closest comparison in showtech line is Rosewood & universal soft.
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