Grooming 101: Combs and Brushes

Corgis shed. A lot. A lot a lot. A lot a lot alot.

Corgis defy physics (photo via Reddit).

I’ve eaten my fair share of corgi fur. I always have fur all over my pants, shirts, jackets, socks, hair, face. It’s nearly impossible to control what the fur will stick to. Their double coat stays with them all year long, which means shedding all year long. One of the most frequently asked questions in our Corgi Facebook groups are “How do I control the shedding?! I can stuff pillows!” Here’s a collection of advice I’ve picked up along the way.

Brushes / Combs

PRO TIP: Spray some water on your corgi before brushing to prevent fur from flying everywhere!

Furminator DeShedding Tool

The most widely used brush is the Furminator. We use the Medium size for Lucy, who is 25lbs. It works like magic (even though she HATES it) and has an easy button to ‘eject’ the fur from the brush into your ever-growing corgi fur pile. Keep in mind that while the Furminator is very effective, the blades are a lot harsher than most. This means you will need to be gentle not to scrape your corgi’s skin or break the fur while using it. If your pup is scared of the brush or winces at the sight of the Furminator, try these other alternatives.

 

JW GripSoft Shedding Comb

This comb works well for both regular and fluffy coated corgis. It’s excellent for releasing matted fur and gets into the undercoat without scraping or tugging at the skin. The price point is also much lower than its competitors. One of our favorite corgi breeders uses this comb on her corgis and swears by it. It does not damage the undercoat when brushing but is still uber-effective.

 

King Komb

The King Komb is the latest Furminator competitor, and is made in the USA. It is a 3 bladed multi-edged dog groomer that simultaneously removes excess fur, under coat and allergenic dander. The comb works on short-medium length coats, from Great Danes to Australian Shepherds. Price point is a bit higher ($20).

What do you use to brush your corgis?

 

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