I will start off by saying this was actually given to me by my Aunt, whose German Shepherd recently passed away. So I am not entirely sure how much this one cost, or for what size dog it's for. It worked great on the German Shepherd, and I now use it on my Pit Bull who sheds a ton. Today, I tried it out on a Lab/Pit Bull mix puppy, and a mixed breed dog with a thick coat. 

To begin, I believe this particular brush to be for Medium Short Hair dogs. The brush itself is about 2.65" wide. That particular brush, through the FURminator website costs $52.99. PetCo has them for sale on their website ranging from $36.99-$53.99. (With FREE shipping on online orders over $49)

PetSmart also sells these ranging from $32.39-$69.99, with $2.99 shipping for orders $49 or more. 

Drs. Foster & Smith also has the full line of these, and range from $31.99-$61.99 and also offer FREE shipping on orders $49 or more.

First, I used it on my Pit Bull who has a short, white coat. I use this brush mostly on the thickest parts of her coat, her rear, neck, and shoulders. It takes little effort to remove a great amount of hair, dander, and dirt. Because of the short comb, you need to remove the fur frequently, every couple of strokes, depending on your dogs coat.

You can see the amount of hair that was removed even after only a few strokes. Not only that, it removes an amazing amount of dirt and debris from her coat, as well! Her coat is gorgeous and shiny and clean just after a short brushing session!

Next, I tried it on the mixed breed dog with a thick coat. This took little effort! You can see in this photo the amount of fur I removed after only 10 strokes! 

Now this is the puppy, whose coat isn't fully "in" yet so he didn't have quite as much to de-shed. He has a thick, dense, Labrador coat and the FURminator still worked really well, particularly with the dirt in his coat.
Overall, I have found this to be a great product. The only downside is the higher price, and the amount of time it might take to do a full grooming on your dog, depending on its size and coat. I have read reviews on the FURminator on several websites, all gave at least 4/5 stars! 

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Patty Smith
05/12/2013 8:37pm

Absolutely love my furminator! We have two long haired cats and it's the only thing that keeps the shedding off the bed. I used to have to vacuum my pillows every morning because they would shed so much, but not now! it's a great little tool.

05/12/2013 8:57pm

Thanks for your comment, Patty! It's great to know they work great on cats, too. Is there a particular brush you would recommend for a long haired cat?

Patty Smith
05/12/2013 11:04pm

I bought the purple one for long haired cats. It works great!

Liz - Pet Product Reviews
05/12/2013 11:14pm

Thanks, Patty! I wouldn't mind seeing a pic if you ever want to send one! :)

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