★★★★☆ 4 Stars (4 reviews)Available in small medium and large Quality Guaranteed Works on all coat types Ideal for everyday use Grooming your dog is easy with our self cleaning dog slicker Provides excellent grooming results with minimal efforts Stainless steel pins gently remove dead hair, mats and tangles, and then retract for easy clean-up Brush in the direction of hair growth, taking care to use gentle strokes Designed for use on large dogs and pets Perfect for use with a Safari grooming comb or dematting tool Show more
★★★★★ Five StarsBy
I purchased this brush and an Evolution Self-Cleaning brush at the same time, for just about the same price since I couldn't tell how each of them works. In fact, the product description on Amazon is IDENTICAL for both: "With the touch of a button, the pins retract, hair falls away and the pad can be wiped clean. Reposition the button and you're ready to go again." This description is not accurate for either brush. For the Evolution, you press a button on the side (the red button that the picture on the site shows) and that releases a lever which you pull down, pulling down the pins. That takes at least two digits (e.g., thumb & index). It's easier to just use two hands to do it. Okay, good, pins down, hair comes completely free, and that's great. Now, you want the pins back up, but you can't just push the lever back up because the red button is blocking it - you must reverse the process, pressing the red button, and then moving the lever back, thereby raising the pins.The Safari's mechanism is far simpler to use. It has a big button on the back (1 inch by 1-1/2 inch). Pushing that button raises the "floor" of the brush, effectively withdrawing the pins, and leaving the hair alone on the "floor" where, like the Evolution brush, you simply remove ALL the hair you have brushed from your pet. Once you remove the hair, you just let go of the button (which is on a spring). Thus, the descriptions Amazon has on its pages for these two brushes are wrong, or at least very misleading. For the Evolution, the pins don't retract with just "the touch of a button" - it requires pressing the button AND moving the lever, nor do you just reposition the button - you press the button and reposition the lever. For the Safari, you do just "press a [big] button," but then you don't really "reposition" it, you just let go.So, overall, the Safari brush is far easier to use than the Evolution brush. The Evolution's handle has indentations for the thumb and index finger while the Safari is basically round, fatter at the end than closer to the brush. Despite the fact that the Evolution seems to "fit" better, I think I like the feel of the Safari better. The metal bristles on the Evolution are a thicker than on the Safari. I have not noticed any difference in performance because of the thickness, though the thinner bristles on the Safari are of course more likely to get bent, but I don't think that will happen. Because the Evolution draws the bristles inside its body while the Safari simply pushes part of its body above the bristles, there is more plastic in the Evolution brush, and hence it feels a bit more substantial. However, I suspect that both mechanisms will last about the same length of time UNLESS I get so aggravated by the two step process on the Evolution I end up breaking the pin or the lever because I fail to follow the press-the-button, move-the-lever process.The bottom line is the Safari brush is far easier to use: I can't imagine anyone preferring the approach used by the Evolution brush, though some may prefer its feel or think it will last longer than the Safari. However, even if I thought the Safari would not last as long as the Evolution (which I do NOT think) I would still purchase the Safari over the Evolution.
★★★★★ Five StarsBy
Outstanding card brush. We use it as a finishing brush after using the Safari Rake that I also reviewed here. The one push clean-out button works perfectly and this card brush removes dander and loose fur quickly and painlessly from our Shiloh - the forever shedding Golden.
★★★★☆ Four StarsBy
This brush is marvelous. My cat sheds so much I could start my own clothing line. The size is perfect for my hands and the button is super easy to push.The fur just slides right off with no trouble at all. This seems to grab loose fur well, there is a little bit of "blow off" where the brush doesn't grab it and it falls off the cat, but compared to him just full blown shedding without being brushed, I'd say I'm completely happy.The bristles are made of a thin metal and they are really close together. They do not have the rubber tips on the end of them so if you press down too hard, then yes it will probably be uncomfortable for your pet. But my cat loves it. He acts as if he's in some elite spa getting the royal treatment.I'm so glad I found this and for the price you really can't beat it. I've seen people compare it to the furminator and I must say, it does almost as good of a job. I'm very happy with this and so is my shedding monster.
★★★★★ Five StarsBy
We have a pair of golden retrievers and you will all know that they do take a fair bit of brushing. We've used many slicker brushes over many years including the Furminator, and we do still use the Furm and a comb now and then. But the daily brush-up is always a slicker brush and we've gone through many of them. Some better than others but they aren't all a decent size and the bristles usually go soft fairly quickly. This one is replacing another Amazon "top seller" which was OK but a little small and the handle broke quickly.This Safari brush is great! It's big and feels very solid in the hand. Teeth are nice and sharp and springy and it feels like it will be a durable brush. So far it's working well and my dogs are loving it.Oh, I almost forgot to mention the "quick-release" spring button in this one. It feels like a gimmick but it actually works and makes this brush exceptionally easy to clean. Unlike most others you won't cut up your fingers trying to back-swipe the hair out of it.All in all I'd give this 10 out of 10 and I hope it lasts a long time. Great price too.