Best Brushes for Goldendoodles

07/15/2021

Goldendoodle’s are a bunch of incredibly good-looking pups. In addition to that, they are also an absolute joy to have around and are made of 100% BFF material. A cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, Goldendoodles are some of the most affectionate and playful dogs out there. Thanks to the Poodle genes, these pups often have a coat that is very low in shedding, which makes them great pets for people that don’t handle pet fur and dander around the house very well.

They have a gorgeous coat that can vary in texture and length depending on which parent they take after. They can have a long and luxuriously wavy coat that in many ways resembles human hair, or they can have a softer and curly coat that is referred to as a fleece coat. While these pups don’t need much in the way of grooming, regular brushing is very important to ensure that your Goldendoodle’s coat stays smooth and free of any matted fur or tangles. Due to this, the brush you choose is of key importance. We have compiled a list of the best brushes out there for Goldendoodles so that your pup can stay looking as good as they feel! 

10 Best brushes for Goldendoodles 

1. Andis Premium Large Firm Pet Slicker Brush

Goldendoodles are usually medium to large-sized dogs, and this brush is the perfect choice for them! The handle on this heavy-duty brush has an ergonomic design, so the chances of your hand getting tired during the brushing session are minimized. The brush is made with durable materials and is not likely to snap while you are brushing your dog, with the fine wire pins helping to separate and detangle your pup’s fur. 

2. JW Pet Gripsoft Slicker Brush Soft Pin

If your pup has sensitive skin or suffers from dryness that often manifests as scaly skin and cuts, this brush is a great option. The bristles on this brush are turned at a 90-degree angle so that every time you run the brush across your pup’s coat, the bristles remain parallel to the skin, preventing any scratching or raking. It does a great job of brushing up the fallout from shedding as well. 

3. Andis Premium Large Pin Pet Brush

This is also a great option from Andis, mostly because of the great job it does at redistributing the natural oils on your dog’s skin and coat, keeping the hair looking clean and glossy. This brush also features an ergonomic stem, which means it is very comfortable to hold and prevents fatigue. It does a great job of removing dirt and fallout as well.  

4. Hertzko Self-Cleaning Dog and Cat Slicker Brush

This one’s a favorite among Goldendoodle owners, and for a good reason! This brush has a design that serves to detangle hair and remove loose undercoat, with pins that manage to brush all the way through your pup’s coat without scratching the skin. The brush also features retractable bristles. After a grooming session, the pet owner can retract the bristles and easily wipe the hair off of the cushion. 

5. Safari Combo Brush for Dogs

The Safari Combo Brush is a great 2-in-1 option for Goldendoodles. It is suited to bigger pups like Goldendoodles and does a great job of redistributing the natural oils on the dog’s skin. The bristles help detangle and separate hair, allowing for a smoother and glossier coat. It also helps get rid of any dirt or debris lodged in the fur. 

6. Four Paws Magic Coat Pin Brush for Dogs

This isn’t just for brushing hair. It is also a great massager for your dog. The bristles gently your Goldendoodle’s skin in order to promote healthy blood flow and allow for a smoother and shinier coat. It has metal pins that help separate the hair and rid the coat or any tangles that may appear between brushing sessions. 

7. FURminator Slicker Brush

This is the brush of choice for many Goldendoodle owners, and understandably so! The brush does a great job of cleaning the fur and removing any mats, reeling behind a wonderfully glossy and healthy-looking coat. It also doesn’t pull on the fur, which ensures a painless brushing session for your pup. The only downside is that this brush isn’t as durable as other options on this list. 

8. Tailmate Double Sided Pin and Bristle Brush

A very easy to use and comfortable option, this brush is a great 2-in-1 option. The bristle side ensures that the natural oils on the Goldendoodle’s skin are redistributed for a glossy and healthy coat, and the pin side makes sure the pup’s coat is free of tangles, mats, loose fur, and debris. 

9. Pettom Pet Grooming Comb

This is a great grooming tool for your Goldendoodle. It has two sides to it. The part where the teeth are spaced further apart can be used for knots and tangles, while the dense part can be used to comb through already smooth hair. 

10. Delomo Pet Grooming Glove

You Goldendoodle is going to love this! While it isn’t exactly a traditional brush, the gloves with tiny bristles on the surface help clean and smooth your dog’s fur while making it seem like the pup is being petted!

Things to consider before choosing a brush for Goldendoodles 

Wooden handles and backs   

While you can use brushed with metal or plastic builds, wooden brushes are so much better. The reasoning behind this is fairly simple. Your Goldendoodle’s skin and hair naturally exude oil which helps keep their coats moisturized and shiny. Wood naturally absorbs oils, and when you brush your pup with a wooden brush, the oil is then distributed evenly throughout the coat and not left to gather in certain spots giving the coat an overall greasy and dirty appearance. When buying a wooden brush, make sure it is high-quality wood that will not snap easily.

Durable build 

A brush is no good if it snaps after the first few brushing sessions. It is important to invest in a brush that is made up of strong and durable materials so that it can last, and you don’t have to go running to the pet store for a new brush every few weeks. Make sure your pick a brush with flexible bristles that hold well when brushing through tangled or rough hair. If the bristles break off and get lost in your Goldendoodle’s fur, they may cause injury later. Flexible bristles are less likely to break and harm your dog. 

Comfortable for your Goldendoodle 

This is possibly the most important point on this list. When it comes to grooming sessions, your Goldendoodle’s comfort is paramount. Brushing a Goldendoodle can be a great bonding experience for you and your pup, but if your dog is uncomfortable, it may begin to form negative associations with the grooming process, making future grooming sessions increasingly difficult. Make sure the brush you pick out doesn’t have bristles that scratch or hurt your pup’s skin and that there is minimal breakage during brushing. 

Ergonomic design 

While the brushing process needs to be comfortable for your dog, it also needs to be comfortable for you. Make sure you pick a brush with a sturdy stem and a big paddle so that you don’t have to spend hours getting through the entire coat. Ensure that the brush you pick out has a stem that is comfortable to hold and does not dig into your skin. A rubber handle is also rather comfortable to hold, so you can look for an option with that feature. 

FAQ 

How often should I brush my Goldendoodle?

Goldendoodles don’t really need too much grooming. Thanks to their Poodle DNA, these pups are rather low-shedder. However, the level of shedding is dependent on which parent the pup takes after more. If your Goldendoodle has a hair-like wavy coat like the Golden Retriever, brushing to get rid of fallout can be needed more frequently. Either way, try to schedule a good brushing session at least twice a week. It can help you bond with your pup and can work to ensure that your Goldendoodle’s coat stays free of any tangles or debris.  

Can I use a human hairbrush on my Goldendoodle? 

Don’t ever use a brush designed for humans of your Goldendoodle. Humans and dogs have very different needs and skin, and so you should always pick a brush that was designed keeping these specific needs in mind. A human hairbrush may be too hard in your dog’s skin and promote breakage. Human combs may have teeth that are too pointy and sharp and may end up hurting your Goldendoodle, so it is best to have a dog brush at your disposal at all times.

What are the different types of brushes for Goldendoodles? 

Different dog brushes serve various purposes. Bristle brushes come in a variety of sizes and with varying space between the bristles, depending on your dog’s needs. Wire pin brushes have wire bristles that work to separate long hair. Slicker brushes have very tiny bristles and help to remove tangles and mats. Aside from these brushes, dematting tools make removing matted fur a lot easier. 

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