In this guide, we list what might be some of the best dog brushes for German Shepherd dogs and puppies.
We also list some other dog brush grooming tools, like combs, deshedding tool and rakes, that might be helpful for grooming a dog’s coat.
There’s also links to review guides of these different dog grooming tools in the ‘Reviews’ section.
Let’s jump into it!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
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Best Brushes for German Shepherd Dogs & Puppies
Some of the best rated or most commonly used dog brushes and dog grooming tools are:
Brushes & Combs
- Hertzko Self-Cleaning Dog & Cat Slicker Brush (on Chewy)
- Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush (on Amazon) (Slicker Brush)
- Andis Steel Pet Comb (on Chewy)
- Andis Pet Steel Comb (on Amazon) (Comb)
Deshedding Tools & Undercoat Rakes
- FURminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool For Dogs (on Amazon) (Deshedding Tool)
- FURminator deShedding Edge Dog Brush (on Chewy)
- Pat Your Pet Two-Sided Undercoat Rake (on Chewy)
- Pat Your Pet 2 Sided Undercoat Rake (on Amazon) (Undercoat Rake)
But, which grooming tool should you get if you want to make things simple?
Many owners are satisfied with one of a – slicker brush, two sided pin and bristle brush (click through to the ‘Best Slicker Brush & Pin & Bristle Brush For Dogs’ reviews guide below), or a comb.
You be able to remove surface coat hairs and finish your dog’s coat (to look neat) with a slicker brush, and pin brushes and combs with wider spaced pins and comb teeth will also allow you to tease out tangles and matting in a dog’s coat.
For dogs that shed a lot, and dogs with an undercoat, deshedding tools and undercoat rakes are designed specifically to remove loose hairs from a dog’s undercoat – especially when your dog is shedding heavily.
So, you may want to get one of these if you have a shedder and/or a dog with an undercoat/double coat.
The ‘Dog Brush Buyer’s & FAQ Guide’ linked at the bottom of this guide has more information on what each dog brush grooming tool is used for and the product descriptions for each tool also have more information.
Below in the ‘Reviews’ section, we’ve linked you to more dog grooming tool options than just the ones listed above (in case one of the options listed above isn’t for you)
*Note that each individual dog and dog breed has a different coat, and each owner has different grooming preferences.
Understand the type of coat your dog has, read the product descriptions of the different grooming tools to see what uses and capabilities they are designed to be used for, and pick the tool or tools that are suitable for yours and your dog’s needs.
There’s more relevant information and considerations outlined in the ‘Dog Brush Buyer’s & FAQ Guide’ linked near the bottom of this guide.
Best Dog Brushes For German Shepherds: Reviews
You can read review guides of the different dog grooming tools here:
Best Slicker, Pin & Bristle Grooming Brushes For Dogs
Best Dematting & Grooming Combs For Dogs
Best Deshedding Tools For Dogs
Best Undercoat & Grooming Rakes For Dogs
Best Dog Brushes For German Shepherds: Buyer’s Guide
What Type Of Coat/Hair An Average German Shepherd Has
German Shepherds tend to have medium length plush coats
They are a double coat breed that sheds a lot
Best Slicker Brush, & Pin & Bristle Brush For German Shepherds
Most top rated slicker brushes and two sided pin and bristle brushes should be suitable for a German Shepherds
We’ve listed the Hertzko brush above, but the brush reviews guide above also has additional options.
Best Dog Comb For German Shepherds
We’ve listed the Andis comb above, which has both thinly and wide spaced comb teeth (for dematting, but also removing loose hairs and finishing a coat), but the comb reviews guide above also has additional options.
Best Deshedding Tool For German Shepherds
We’ve listed the FURminator deshedding tool above (which is good for removing hairs from an undercoat and from shedding), but the deshedding tool reviews guide above also has additional options.
Best Undercoat Rake For German Shepherds
We’ve listed the Pat Your Pet undercoat rake above, but the undercoat rake reviews guide above also has other options.
Dog Slicker Brushes vs Pin & Bristle Brushes vs Combs vs Deshedding Tools vs Undercoat Rakes vs Shedding Blades: Buyer’s & FAQ Guide
We’ve put together this guide which includes some buyer’s information and answers to FAQs about different dog coat grooming tools such as:
Main priorities when brushing a dog’s coat
Different types of dog brush grooming tools and their uses – Dog Slicker Brushes vs Pin & Bristle Brushes vs Combs vs Deshedding Tools vs Undercoat Rakes vs Shedding Blades
Some of the most popular dog brush grooming tools
Links to review guides of the different types of dog brush grooming tools
Which dog brush grooming tool to get
The best dog brush grooming tool for different dog coat, hair and skin types
Considerations for dog brush grooming tools
Considerations for dogs that are being groomed
How To Brush A Dog’s Coat
This guide outlines some steps and tips for brushing a dog’s coat.
Grooming Tools For Different Types Of Dog Coats
This guide outlines what grooming tools might be best for different types of dog coats (long, short, thick, thin, and so on)
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