Best Dog Brushes For Labradors

Written by VET Assistant Maria Garcia

Written by VET Assistant Maria Garcia

Maria Garcia is a veterinary assistant. She cares for animals and help out the doctors and veterinary technicians as much as she can. She's responsible for feeding pets, bathing the pets and making sure they get exercise during their stay at the VET. She also restrain them during examinations, treatment and operations.

Brushing your dog on a regular basis isn’t just about helping them look their best. When you brush your dog’s hair, you are removing dead and loose hairs before they can fall on their own which may reduce shedding. Brushing your dog’s coat also helps to distribute natural oils produced by glands in his skin which keep their coat soft and their skin moisturized. It may also help remove mats and tangles before they grow in size and cause your dog any discomfort. Though brushing your dog seems a basic chore, it is actually really an essential step in grooming your dog.

The four types of essential brushes are-

  • SLICKER BRUSHES- these brushes have short wires close together on a flat surface and are perfect for medium to long-haired dogs. They are great for removing mats, but be gentle as they irritate your dog’s skin a bit.
  • RAKES- these reach deep into thick canine coats and remove tangles and dead undercoat. It is good to match the length of your dog’s coat with the length of the comb’s teeth to ensure you’re not hurting their ski.
  • BRISTLE BRUSHES- these brushes are ideal for short-haired dogs with smooth coats that tend to shed a lot. The bristles are tightly packed and help remove loose hair and massage the skin. Bristle brushes are used on short-haired, smooth-coated dogs that shed frequently.
  • PIN BRUSHES- these brushes are usually oval-shaped with a loosely-arranged set of flexible wires with pins on top. They’re super common, but they don’t always help with tangles.

Dogs with short, smooth coats do best with a traditional bristle brush with soft to medium bristles spaced close together. For dogs with medium length and longer hair, a wire-pin brush may be a better option. If your dog’s coat falls somewhere in the middle, or if you’re looking for a versatile grooming tool, a combo brush might be the best option.

So, I have got you a list of 15 best dog brushes or labradors that are good and irritation-free on their skin.

1. OMORC Dog Dematting Comb, Pet Grooming Brush Deshedding Tool 23+12 Double Sided Teeth Undercoat Rake, Dog or for Small, Medium, Large Dogs, Cats and Horses with Short or Long Hair

Our Rating:
5/5

A rake is designed to penetrate extremely thick fur and remove tangles from your dog’s undercoat. This tool has one side with 12 stainless steel teeth and another with 23, allowing you to pull up loose hairs from deep below and sweep them away instantly. The brush is strong and powerful but not sharp, so it won’t cause irritation to the skin. It also features a comfortable non-slip handle. When buying a dog brush rake, look for teeth that are roughly the same length as your dog’s fur. It has the ability to truly cut through mats and tangles. It is an ideal addition to your dog grooming kit and your dog would love to have a smooth coat. It also massages your dog’s skin so that there is proper blood circulation and your dog remains healthy.

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OMORC Dog Dematting Comb, Pet Grooming Brush Deshedding Tool 23+12 Double Sided Teeth Undercoat Rake, Dog or for Small, Medium, Large Dogs, Cats and Horses with Short or Long Hair
OMORC Dog Dematting Comb

2. Rosewood Salon Soft Protection Grooming Slicker Dog Brush, Medium

Our Rating:
5/5

Small dogs need to be groomed just as much as their larger counterparts, but oversized brushes can be painful for little bodies. This brush is perfect for small dogs also. Slicker brushes are one of the most popular dog fur tools because they’ve versatile and easy to use. This brush works best on short to medium length hair, both straight and curly. It is good for getting out small tangles or mats but isn’t as effective for pulling out the undercoat. If you found large dog brushes uncomfortable and stressful for your smaller breeds, this is a great alternative. The effectiveness of the brushes head, which locks into place as needed, allowing owners to reach around limbs and bellies. The combo brush detangles and eliminates hair from the body and makes your pet feel well-groomed. It makes regular grooming a good experience for you and your dog.

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Rosewood Salon Soft Protection Grooming Slicker Dog Brush, Medium
Rosewood Salon Soft Protection Grooming Slicker Dog Brush

3. Aisszhao Pet Bath Brush Pet Shampoo Soothing Massage Rubber Comb with Adjustable Ring Handle Rubber Glove for Long Short Haired Dogs and Cats (yellow)

Our Rating:
5/5

Whether your dog loves them or hates them, bath help keep your dogs skin and coat healthy, shiny, and stink-free. This tool is a good accessory or your dog’s bath time. The brush helps to remove dirt and dander from your dog’s skin., allowing you to scrub his skin thoroughly and safely both in the bath and out. Its made from rubber and features a handle so you can easily scrub your dog down, even if he is trying to escape the bathtub. Because it’s not made to pull out dead fur, it works for all skin and your types, even those with sensitive or delicate coats. Moreover, every purchase comes with a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not totally satisfied but even dogs who hate to bath will love the gentle massage this brush will give them.

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Aisszhao Pet Bath Brush Pet Shampoo Soothing Massage Rubber Comb with Adjustable Ring Handle Rubber Glove for Long Short Haired Dogs and Cats (yellow)
Aisszhao Pet Bath Brush Pet Shampoo Soothing Massage

4. Bass Brushes Medium Slicker Style Pet Brush with Bamboo Wood Handle and Rubber Grips

Our Rating:
5/5

A bristle brush is best for dogs with short and tangled coats. This brush is made with a sustainable bamboo handle and soft, natural bristles, this brush works to keep your short-haired dogs coat soft and manageable without causing damage to sensitive skin. It has an ergonomic handle for comfort and is incredibly lightweight and easy to use. Though it won’t remove a lot of excess dead fur it would keep your dog fur clean and soft. It is one of the best quality of brushes available in the market and is very easy to use also. If used in the right way it won’t cause any type of irritation to your dog at all. The tool is unbreakable and can be used multiple times as per requirement.

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Bass Brushes Medium Slicker Style Pet Brush with Bamboo Wood Handle and Rubber Grips
Bass Brushes Medium Slicker Style

5. Ossian Self Cleaning Pet Brush – Essential Pet Cat Dog Hair Fur Grooming Slicker Tool for Short Medium Long Coats Debris Wet Dry Knot Tangle Shedding Loose Soft Bristles and Easy Press Comb Button

Our Rating:
5/5

The slicker brush is one of the most popular dog brushes out there. This brush is ideal for dogs with medium to long hair and works to keep fur soft and remove mats. This brush has fine bent wires to safely but effectively remove dead fur and gently reach the undercoat to grab hair before it ends up on your couch. It is made from durable plastic. This brush has a self-cleaning button that instantly releases dead fur without the need to pull it out. This brush can be used on wet and dry hair and is very safe to use also. You can easily the hair by pressing the down and it would give a smooth movement to your hand as well.

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Ossian Self Cleaning Pet Brush

6. 2-in-1 Pet Glove: Grooming Tool + Furniture Pet Hair Remover Mitt - For Cat & Dog - Long & Short Fur - Gentle Deshedding Brush - Rubber Tips for Massage - Soft Groomer Mitt - Your Pet Will Love

Our Rating:
4.5/5

Using a glove to groom your dog is like giving him a warm hug while simultaneously cleaning up his messy coat. Simply slip it on your hand and let the silicone grooming tips gently pull away loose hairs while giving your pet a massage he’ll adore. It is ideal for both long, short, and curly-haired pups. The material of the gloves is so soft and the process is so simple that it makes cleaning your dog a breeze. It can be used to brush your dog’s fur and at the same time, it can be used as a bathing accessory also.

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2-in-1 Pet Glove: Grooming Tool + Furniture Pet Hair Remover Mitt - For Cat & Dog - Long & Short Fur - Gentle Deshedding Brush - Rubber Tips for Massage - Soft Groomer Mitt - Your Pet Will Love
2-in-1 Pet Glove: Grooming Tool + Furniture Pet Hair Remover

7. Pecute Grooming Dematting Comb Tool Kit - Double Sided Blade Rake Comb Grooming Comb - Removes Loose Undercoat, Knots, Mats and Tangled Hair

Our Rating:
4.5/5

A quality product that has a grooming tool feature with a 2-in-1 dual head with 9 teeth and 17 teeth respectively, designed to deal with tangles and mats and your dog with a well-groomed appearance after a brushing session. Despite the teeth being made of metal, they’re absolutely safe for your pet. In fact, the rounded outside teeth will gently massage your pet’s skin to give him that comfortable feeling while brushing, while the inside teeth can cut through tangles and mats with ease. It is also accompanied by a special comb that entangles your dog’s hair so that it is easy to comb his hair. It is good to be used on wet as well as dry hair that suits your convenience.

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Pecute Grooming Dematting Comb Tool Kit - Double Sided Blade Rake Comb Grooming Comb - Removes Loose Undercoat, Knots, Mats and Tangled Hair
Pecute Grooming Dematting Comb Tool Kit

8. KTL Double Sided Pet Grooming Brush, 2 in 1 Dog Pin Brush and Bristle Soft Brush, Dogs Comb and Brush for Cleaning Loose Fur & Dirt, Msuitable for Long and Short-haired Dogs or Cats

Our Rating:
4.5/5

It is an excellent option if you have dogs that have short and medium hair. It is also available in medium and large sizes, so you can easily pick the right one for your pet. It is simple yet really effective. This product combines the functions of a pin and bristle brush into a single product. The bristles are too soft so that your dog would feel relaxed and happy and would not feel discontented at all. The brush is made in such a way that promotes blood circulation as well.

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KTL Double Sided Pet Grooming Brush

9. Double Sided Pet Brush

Our Rating:
4.5/5

Available in a 2-in-1 design, this combo brush is the best choice for your dog’s daily grooming needs. One side is designed to deal with dead hair, while other is mainly used for removing any dirt and dander off your dog. Basically, if you’re dog has a medium to long hair, this one could be an excellent option. It’s also perfect if you need a versatile tool to groom your pet. Since it is of fairly huge size, it can work well even for dogs with thick coats. It can deal with coats of varying types and thicknesses. It comes with a rigid handle for easy use and comfort.

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Dog Brush, Cat Brush, Dog Brushes for Grooming and Shedding, 2 in 1 Double Sided Pet Brush, Cat and Dog Grooming Brush, Slicker Massage Brush Dog Grooming Tools, for Dogs Short and Long Hair
Dog Brush, Cat Brush, Dog Brushes for Grooming and Shedding

10. [Upgraded Version] Pet Undercoat Rake, Magicfly Professional Pet Dematting Comb Grooming Stripping Tool Dogs, and Cats (Pink)

Our Rating:
4.5/5

The comb is made up of long stainless steel that extends deep down your pet’s skin with an ergonomic handle that is non-slip and very comfortable. Moreover, this super tool will help you shed your pet’s hair whether it is thick, thin, short, or medium. This tool will be the means to keep the inside of your house fur-free anytime. The detachable head is such that it removes all the loose air from your dogs body at a faster pace, this dog brush is easy to clean as well easy to wash.

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[Upgraded Version] Pet Undercoat Rake

11. Jaswell Pet Grooming Tool Dematting Comb for Dogs& Cats 2 Sided Undercoat Rake for Easy Mats &Tangles Removing (blue)

Our Rating:
4/5

This is a great tool for de-shedding and detangling your pet’s fur. This unique tool is designed for different sized pets, from small to big and medium or long hair. Plus, it works on all dogs. This proficient tool is painless for your most loved pet, with its sharp stainless steel blades cutting only through tangles and mats instead of taking or pulling your pet’s hair. In particular, it is uniquely designed with rounded teeth edges that will not hurt your pet’s skin by scratching or irritating it. Also, it is filled with non-toxic materials, making it safe to use and easy to handle.

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Jaswell Pet Grooming Tool Dematting Comb for Dogs& Cats 2 Sided Undercoat Rake for Easy Mats &Tangles Removing (blue)
Jaswell Pet Grooming Tool Dematting Comb

12. GROOM PROFESSIONAL Matt Breaker 9 Blade

Our Rating:
4/5

Made for dealing with the toughest of mats and tangles, this mat remover can get the job done with ease while making sure that your dog remains comfortable throughout the session. It comes with sharp teeth to prevent pulling hair while having curved ends to prevent hurting your dog’s skin. Aside from that, it is designed with an ergonomic and non-slip handle to make grooming sessions smooth and hassle-free. Lastly, it offers a massaging sensation, leaving your pet’s coat shiny and healthy. It has a durable construction that would last for years. The handle prevents slipping so that there is no strain on your hands while using it.

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GROOM PROFESSIONAL Matt Breaker 9 Blade
GROOM PROFESSIONAL Matt Breaker 9 Blade

13. nuosen Pet Grooming Dematting Comb, Pet Dematting Rake Dog Comb Rake Dog Brush Dematting Comb for Dogs and Cats Removes Loose Undercoat

Our Rating:
4/5

It is no doubt one of the best options when it comes to shedding. It features two different brushes designed for the type of coat your dog has. Aside from that, the manufacturer claims it can reduce shedding on your dog up to 90%. Meanwhile, its stainless steel teeth can penetrate your dog’s undercoat with ease. It is actually smooth and has rounded edges to offer your dog a comfortable session. It also comes with an ergonomic handle that gives comfort and grip. The product is very comfortable to use.

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nuosen Pet Grooming Dematting Comb, Pet Dematting Rake Dog Comb Rake Dog Brush Dematting Comb for Dogs and Cats Removes Loose Undercoat
nuosen Pet Grooming Dematting Comb

14. Bahob® Pet Grooming Glove Deshedding Brush Glove Efficient Pet Hair Remover Mitt Five Finger De-shedding Gloves Perfect for Dog & Cat with Long & Short Fur, 1 Pair

Our Rating:
4/5

This one differs from the others on the list as it is basically a glove which can be considered an alternative to the traditional dog brushes. It is a perfect option if you think your dog can’t get used to a grooming session. It is simple but really effective in removing any loose and dead hair from your dog without having to spend hours brushing him. It can be easily slipped over your hand and can be adjusted easily with the help of adjustable straps.

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Bahob® Pet Grooming Glove Deshedding Brush

15. Bamboo Groom Curry Brush with Rubber Bristles for Pets

Our Rating:
4/5

This bristle-brush has an elastic strap across the top to give you a secure grip. Just slip it into your palm and start brushing similarly to the way you would pet your dog. The subtle approach provides a calming, comfortable grooming experience. Its made of 100 percent natural bamboo with soft bristles that won’t scratch your dog’s skin while also removing dirt and dry skin and adding skin to your dog’s skin.

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Bamboo Groom Curry Brush with Rubber Bristles

So, I hope you will find a good brush for your Labrador. For more updates, stay tuned to my page.

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