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I got the new Chris Christensen gold series pin brush. Comparing it to my trusty #1 All Systems I'm #1 white pad 27 mm pin brush, the trusty old #1 wins. The CC brush is very well made and all, but, like my problem with their other brushes, does not have enough "give" and flexibility in the pins/pad. Its not a big deal if the dog isn't in coat, so, I would say it is a really nice brush and worth your money to use on a shorter coat you want a pin brush, especially a thicker or cottony coat. A longer cottony coat or double coat (like a Shih or Lhasa) would probably love this brush. For my single-coated more delicate Malt coat (even Mikey's soft coat), the #1 is much more gentle and does not pull out coat. JMO and each coat will vary.
 

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I just want to thank you in advance for any and all grooming advice you can share with us. Your baby is just beautiful and you obviously spend a big amount of time on grooming. Our breeder had suggested the #1 and I've been lazy about ordering one. I'm going to get off my butt and do it. Thanks again!
 

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good b/c i just placed an order today for a #1 all systems brush that u reccomended to me earlier
glad the test didnt make me regret my purchase!
 

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Originally posted by msmagnolia@Dec 26 2004, 10:59 PM
I just want to thank you in advance for any and all grooming advice you can share with us.  Your baby is just beautiful and you obviously spend a big amount of time on grooming.  Our breeder had suggested the #1 and I've been lazy about ordering one.  I'm going to get off my butt and do it.  Thanks again!
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Jackie, any chance you could share your grooming tutorial here?
 

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I'm glad you posted this, I've been in a market for a new brush but with so many options out there I was totally lost. Thanks!
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom+Dec 27 2004, 08:01 AM-->
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@Dec 26 2004, 10:59 PM
I just want to thank you in advance for any and all grooming advice you can share with us.  Your baby is just beautiful and you obviously spend a big amount of time on grooming.  Our breeder had suggested the #1 and I've been lazy about ordering one.  I'm going to get off my butt and do it.  Thanks again!
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Jackie, any chance you could share your grooming tutorial here?

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Sure...just give me a few days.
 

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Thank you for the honest comparision....and saving me some money (especially after all the $$$ you've "made" me spend over the years on grooming stuff!


Although, Lady has a thicker, more cottony coat so perhaps this brush would be better for her??????

I would be wonderful if you could share some of your tutorials with the SM group, although how I ended up spending so much money!
 

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Anybody tried CC's new butter combs yet?

I've been thinking of upgrading my greyhound comb since it's just a cheap pet store one I bought when I first got Lady. A#1 has a nice one that I have been eyeing. I want to get a good quality one since it is such an essential grooming item. I've also seen teflon coated ones, too.
 

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I brush first, then use a greyhound comb with the wider spaced teeth first, then finish with the fine half of the comb. That way, you make sure there are no tangles when you are finished.

See, JMM, how much we need your tutorials?
 

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i am currently using a cheapo from a pet store also, but i have an all systems brush and comb on their way. expected delivery is friday!
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava@Dec 29 2004, 10:30 AM
i am currently using a cheapo from a pet store also, but i have an all systems brush and comb on their way.  expected delivery is friday!
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Which brush and comb did you get? I love the A#1 All Systems products.

BTW, their slickers are great, too!
 

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I haven't tried the CC combs...maybe next time I need one. I was unimpressed with the teflon and non-static combs. I still use a Greyhound Original LOL

The nicest slicker is the CC slicker...espensive, but that is one brush that is definately worth it.

Brush the coat in layers and use a conditioning spray to spritz before you brush (never brush a dry coat), then go over the coat with the metal comb to be sure you got everything.

If your brush has any bent, sunk, missing, or broken pins get a new one! You will damage the coat using a worn out brush.
 

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Originally posted by LadysMom+Dec 29 2004, 11:04 AM-->
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i am currently using a cheapo from a pet store also, but i have an all systems brush and comb on their way.  expected delivery is friday!
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Which brush and comb did you get? I love the A#1 All Systems products.

BTW, their slickers are great, too!
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i purchased the #1 All Systems Ultimate Metal Comb and the 27mm pin brush w/ the soft white pad. i hope parker doesnt hate me after this lol.

so what is the slicker brush used for?
 

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Ok, since I really didn't know any better, I have been using the petsmart el cheapo brush. I have been noticing that our puppy does lose some hair during brushing, and this may be why. Her hair is definitely getting longer, and I think she looks too cute to trim it. So we brush her twice a day, followed by a comb out with a very fine toothed comb. Now, my question is, where do you get this brush from? And how much should I expect to pay for it? I really appreciate your help.
 

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All the pet store brushes have balls on the end of the pins which snag the hair and make it break. The good brushes have to be ordered.

I have the 27 mm #1 All Systems brush with the white (soft) pad. Here are some other places you can find it. (I like to combine orders to justify shipping so see if there is anything else you need from one of these).

http://www.cherrybrook.com/store/ProductDe...productID=62561

http://www.carealotpets.com/viewItem.asp?I...rDesc=&Search=N

http://www.brownkennelsupply.com/petp01.htm

The slickers are nice for feet, puppy cuts and also for working out mats. They have a triangular brush that's great for armpits and other hard to reach areas.
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava@Dec 29 2004, 09:53 AM
http://mjmcompany.com/1allsystems.htm this is where i got mine....ive been using cheapo petsmart combs myself...never used a brush.  so i dont know n e thing either. 

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okay I am interested in a slicker brush and a pin brush, which exact ones should I get. I want to purchase from #1 since their prices are more reasonable as well as I have heard that the cc are not worth it. it looks like #1 has a few different choices for slicker and pin, which are the best? Also, as far as shampoos go, I have TOO many now! And I couldnt tel you one that I just LOVE!

I have the cc day to day with ice on ice, tropiclean (not good), petsilk (just okay, I think I need to try another type, I got the oatmeal one), and my favorite for my yorkies so far is the vitone vitacoat, you cant find it here in the US (that I am aware of) but i got it from a yorkie friend and although it is expensive it has changed one of my little yorkies coats. Maya (my malt) seems to be soft with whatever I use, BUT the other day she came home from the groomer and I didnt want to stop touching her! I didnt know something could be that soft lol! Softest thing I ever felt!

I wanted to purchase coat handler and crown royal, but I heard of another one that was supposed to be really good and have heard great thigns about it, Bless the Beast @ http://www.blessthebeasts.net/btb_online.html

anyways sorry for blabbing! I need a few brushes lol
 

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