Hearing rave reviews, I bought a FURminator from Amazon.com. It arrived today, and I subjected the puppy to his first de-furring. He is brushed each morning after breakfast. It is a bonding routine for me and him. Although miffed that mama was again brushing him, he did not mind the tool, save when the new brush reached the back tufts of his hind legs. In that area, his fur is not matted, just dense. He is a very trim looking puppy now, and I am an uber supportor of this new invention. It comes in different comb lengths, and for him, I chose large.