On Dog Rakes

Sleeping Husky


First, I should point out that there is no single magical brush that will cover all of your Husky’s shedding needs. No, in fact it will take a variety of tools to properly address the excessive hair loss periods which your Husky, and yourself, are guaranteed to endure.

Having said that, one of my favorite tools to use is a run-of-the-mill dog rake.  Actually, no, not exactly run-of-the-mill I do have one requirement, rotating teeth.  The rotating teeth are great for running through the Husky’s undercoat and pulling out the loosest chunks of hair without pulling on the more firmly rooted ones.
The rake itself has a pretty simple and straightforward design, just a single row of rotating teeth, spaced apart enough that any well-entrenched hairs won’t be yanked too hard and causing a good amount of annoyance to your Husky.
There really aren’t too many negatives regarding this tool, it’s a great simple tool that I use daily, because a Husky’s shedding never ends.  As I said previously though, it’s not the end-all solution, other tools I use in conjunction are the Furminator and a shedding blade.
Below are a few different varieties of rakes I’ve seen about:
This is the original accept-no-substitutes design that I’ve been using, the Undercoat Rake

This one is an interesting double-row design which I can only imagine would be twice as effective, notice how they maintain a good distance between the teeth, that’s good. Evolution W6110 Grooming Undercoat Rake with Rotating Teeth, Double Row
This last one is definitely one of the more exotic designs I’ve seen, which seems to be intended for a more professional level of grooming that definitely can be reflected in the price of it! Oster Professional Pet Grooming Undercoat Rake, 18 Teeth Wide, Coarse