Top 3 Dog Brushes For Labradors

People mistakenly think labradors don't need much grooming, but in fact labs have short hair that needs regular brushing to keep their coat and skin healthy and vibrant. Brushing your lab helps distribute oils to condition the skin while removing loose, old, and smelly fur. Grooming your dog is vital to keeping them healthy and happy, plus it’s a great bonding and calming experience. 

When trying to find the best brush for your labrador, it can get very confusing because of the tons of dog brushes on the market. And it is also important to use the right brush as you can damage your pet’s coat and irritate their skin by using the wrong grooming tool. To help you save some time, money, and lots of frustrations we have curated a list of the top 3 best dog brushes for labradors. 


1. Deshedding Grooming Brush 

A deshedding brush specifically designed for short hair is a great option for labs because they tend to shed quite a lot. Shedding tends to increase during the fall and spring when they blow their old undercoat. Hair ends up everywhere around the house on all surfaces. To reduce the amount of shedding hair, we love recommending the Freshly Bailey Deshedding Tool. 

The Freshly Bailey Deshedding Brush is designed to reduce pet shedding by up to 95%. We also love that you can get the job done with this brush at a fraction of the cost of a Furminator brush. It has a 4-inch stainless steel blade that removes pet hair without irritating their skin. And its handle is slip-proof and ergonomic. 

One to two 10-minute deshedding sessions per week with this brush will have your lab’s coat looking healthy, shiny, and vibrant. More sessions per week might be needed during shedding seasons (fall and spring). Plus, it will greatly reduce the amount of hair around the house. 

2. A Rubber Brush

A rubber brush is perfect for removing loose hair, massaging the skin, and bathing your lab. This brush can be used either wet or dry, making it super functional. Use it dry to de-shed your lab on a daily basis. You will find much less hair around the house. 

Use it wet to bathe your dog. The rubber tips make it really easy to scrub away dirt while bathing your pup. Use a circular motion to get deep into the coat.

This type of brush is also perfect for dog’s that hate to be brushed as it creates a massaging and relaxing effect.

3. Slicker Brush

The slicker brush is one of the best dog brushes recommended by vets and groomers for all types of coats. Its soft wire bristles make it super effective, easy to use, and comfortable to your pet. This type of brush is perfect for a lab’s double-coat. 

We love recommending the Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush because of its gentle, wire bristles and its self-cleaning mechanism. You just brush, click, and clean the brush. The bristles retract after brushing so they are kept from being damaged or bent. Well kept bristles prevent uncomfortable poking to your fur baby and create a positive grooming experience for both you and your dog.


1. Grab your deshedding, rubber brush, or slicker brush. Make sure your dog is calm and relaxed. You want to create a positive grooming experience. 

2. Begin brushing in the direction of the hair growth. 

3. Do not over brush a single area or press down too hard as you could irritate your dog’s skin.  

4. Repeat your grooming routine once to twice per week. You may need to brush more frequently during shedding seasons (spring and fall).





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