A slicker brush has fine wire bristles that are usually on a flat or slightly curved brush base. The bristles are set at an angle and some have rubber tips to prevent damaging the skin. The brush is designed to work through tough tangles and remove dead hair. The bristles can be very sharp, so it's recommended to avoid the eye area. You can use a metal comb on their facial fur as a safe alternative. Use the slicker brush with other grooming tools such as a conditioning spray to keep your dog's coat healthy.
BEST FOR: Breeds such as Poodles, Cavapoos, Goldendoodles, etc. These are made for dogs with medium/long or curly fur or a double coat. It's designed to work on tough tangles and remove dead hair. Be careful with long fur as overuse can also cause damage.
The pin brush has metal pins with small rounded ends to prevent them from being sharp and catching
Some pin brushes are double-sided, these combo brushes can be the best of both worlds. The pin side works through tangles while the other side is a bristle brush and is great for smoothing the coat out.
BEST FOR: Breeds like Golden Retrievers, Spaniels, Setters, Lhasa Apso, etc, will find these the most comfortable. They are most useful for medium to long haired dogs as pin brushes aren’t very effective on short coated dogs.