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The furminator was the worst $25 I ever spent. It really damages their coat, and does it very quickly. Tahnee GR is right on target. Buy yourself a good quality medium coarse comb, a pin brush, and slicker, and you will have them forever. I personally like the Chris Christensen brushes, but they are very pricey. I have tried cheaper brushes in the past, but they never seem to last. But, they do make good items to put on a birthday or Christmas list!
With those three items, and a every couple of days combing and brushing, we keep Tucker mat free. We do take him to a groomer every 2 months, and she will use an undercoat rake to thin out his mane. But it only takes 3 or 4 passes thru it, and she is done.