English Bulldogs don’t shed as much as other breeds but they still require regular grooming and care to their hair to keep their coat shiny and healthy. Brushing can also be a way to spend time and bond with your dog while providing him attention and care.
English Bulldogs are a beloved dog by residents of England and are considered the national breed. Get this: In the 1960s, the United States Infantry asked Walt Disney to create and draw a mascot that turned out to be a bulldog named Rocky. And now they are ranked the #4 dog in the United States.
Even though your dog may not be famous or come from England, you still want to keep them looking like a champ ready for the show. Our reviews guide of the top seven brushes for English Bulldogs will assist you to find one that works well for you and your tough-looking, yet adorable dog. Read through the buyer’s guide to decide what design will fit your expectations.
A Look at the Winners of 2020:
The 7 Best Brushes for English bulldogs:
1. Hertzko Bristle Brush – Best Overall
This brush is great for everyday use since it will gently remove loose hair, dander, and dust while eliminating tangles. We like that the comfortable handle is easy to grip and has an anti-slip rubber cover. The bristles are soft and densely packed; ideal for short-haired dogs such as Bulldogs.
The company stands by their product and offers a refund within 30 days of purchase if you aren’t satisfied with this brush. On the downside, since the bristles are soft, this brush doesn’t remove hair as effectively on long-haired dogs which is why it is recommended for short-haired pooches.
2. Furminator 104013 Curry Comb – Best Value
The Furminator is the best brush for English Bulldog for the money because it is an affordable price and works well for short and medium coats. This comb has a unique ergonomic design that allows your hand to rest comfortably over the body of the comb—as if petting your dog. And the strap will keep your hand in place to allow greater maneuverability.
The bristles are molded rubber teeth that grab hold of loose hair while removing dust. We like that the plastic is anti-microbial to keep bacteria at bay and the teeth of the comb helps to stimulate the production of natural oils, resulting in a healthier coat.
The comb is small and easy to use, but it may be too little for larger hands to use comfortably, which is why it didn’t reach the number one spot on our list.
This brush offers two sides that allow you to pick which type of brush is needed for the job. The bristle side will grab loose hair and remove dust, while the pin side helps stimulate your dog’s coat to release oils that help keep it healthy and shiny.
We like that the bristles are soft and the pins go deep without being uncomfortable for your dog. The handle is comfortable and covered with a no-slip grip. The GoPets company offers a satisfaction guarantee and will refund your money if you are unhappy with the brush. They also give a portion of all of their profits to charities, shelters, and rescues.
On the downside, this brush is pricey, which is why it isn’t rated number three on our reviews list.
4. Bamboo Groom BRISTLE Brush
The Bamboo Groom is made from sustainable bamboo and boar-hair bristles for eco-conscious dog owners. We like that it is lightweight and ergonomic to fit a wide variety of hand sizes. The elastic band helps keep your hand in place while you brush your dog, and the polished bamboo has a water-resistant finish.
It mimics a natural petting sensation that can help ease grooming anxiety while removing loose hair and dirt from the topcoat. The company also offers a satisfaction guarantee; just let them know if you aren’t satisfied with the product and they will fix the problem.
On the downside, the bristles are very soft and don’t remove debris that is stuck to the hair.
5. Conair PRODog Pet-It Brush
This affordable bristle brush fits many hand sizes since it features the palm-petting grip technology. The bristles are made partly from boars’ hair and partly from synthetic fibers, which make the bristles a little less soft.
The handle is smooth plastic and comfortable to hold. Unfortunately, the plastic is not coated to make it a non-slip surface, which makes it difficult to hold in place if it becomes wet. This brush is ideal for grabbing loose hair and dirt while adding shine to the coat. Plus, it is small enough to take along when traveling with your dog.
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6. SAFARI 770013 Rubber Brush
The Safari is a great brush for massaging the skin while removing loose hair. Made from soft rubber, its teeth massage and stimulate oils that will lubricate your dogs’ hair, producing a lovely sheen.
The design of the brush may be difficult for some to hold on to, but it also makes it easier for larger hands to grip and use. It’s a good brush to use when bathing your dog since it will help lather your soap while providing a soothing massage that loosens dirt and removes dead skin.
Unfortunately, this brush doesn’t grab onto the hair as you comb, so the hair is loose and free-floating, causing more of a mess.
7. Oster Combo Brush
The Oster is a two-sided brush that will give you the choice to either remove loose hair and dirt or break up dried dirt and mats. It is a great choice for medium-sized breeds such as the English Bulldog since the brush design is larger.
The ergonomic handle has a grooved grip for added comfort and control. The pin side stimulates the skin to release oils and will also remove dead skin, so the coat can be shiny and healthy-looking. The bristle side is soft and grabs ahold of loose hair, making it an easy task to groom your dog.
On the downside, the larger size of this brush makes it harder to maneuver over tight areas of the body of the dog. Nevertheless, this brush is an affordable option for keeping your dog looking its best.
When searching for the best brush for your English Bulldog, it is essential to keep a few things in mind.
Design: The design will depend upon a few factors. First, you want to consider when and where you will be using the brush. If you will be traveling frequently, a small brush is easy to pack and carry. Second, the size of your hand will determine whether it is comfortable for you to hold the brush. Different types of handles offer advantages and drawbacks.
Materials: Think about what you want to achieve with your brush. Is it to smooth the coat and catch loose hair? Or do you want to provide a way to massage your dog while stimulating the skin to shed dead skin and encourage hair growth? Thus, there are brushes that are bristle only or some that are firmer with rubber or pins. Each type will work differently when grooming your dog.
Also, would you prefer bristles made from synthetic or natural materials? Natural materials such as boar’s hair will be softer. A dog who does not like to be groomed may prefer a firmer bristle. Even the handle or base of the brush can be made from different materials and certain handles will have extra material applied to allow for a no-slip grip.
Type of coat: English Bulldogs have short hair but some may have thicker coats than others. For dogs with a thicker coat, longer, thinner bristles will reach through the coat to the skin.
Demeanor: If your dog becomes anxious with grooming, you will want a brush that is soft and soothing, so it seems like you are petting him rather than brushing.
Cost: Brushes will range in price and you will want to purchase a brush that is well made yet won’t break the bank. Especially if you find your dog doesn’t like the brush. That’s when a satisfaction guarantee is a benefit.
- Brush your bulldog at least once a week since this breed will perspire between their wrinkles.
- Brush well between their folds, especially under the arms and between the legs.
- Brushing is an ideal time to assess your bulldog’s skin. If any sign of a rash is noted you can treat it sooner rather than later.
- Avoid brushing areas with a rash to prevent further irritation.
Taking care of our pets is part of the responsibility of owning a dog, and part of caring for them is keeping them groomed and presentable. Our reviews showcased seven of the best brushes for English Bulldogs.
The best overall brush is the Hertzko with its supple bristles that pick up dust and loose hair while providing a brush that is easy to use. The best value is the Furminator curry comb that has short rubber teeth that will offer continued coat health for your dog. By spending a little more, you can buy the GoPets double-sided pin and bristle brush to ensure you have the right type of comb for the grooming job at hand.
We hope our reviews and buyer’s guide will lead you in the direction to find the right brush that is comfortable for you to use as well as provide a beautifully groomed coat for your bulldog.
Also read: Brushes for Golden Retrievers
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- A Look at the Winners of 2020:
- The 7 Best Brushes for English bulldogs:
- 1. Hertzko Bristle Brush – Best Overall
- 2. Furminator 104013 Curry Comb – Best Value
- 3. GoPets Professional Bristle Brush – Premium Choice
- 4. Bamboo Groom BRISTLE Brush
- 5. Conair PRODog Pet-It Brush
- 6. SAFARI 770013 Rubber Brush
- 7. Oster Combo Brush
- Buyer’s Guide
- Ideal Features