I've tried 4 different brushes for our 6 month old, and thought it might be useful for others to report my findings: - soft bristle hairbrush (useless for removing hair, although he liked the soft stroking and we used this from day one to get him used to being brushed, knowing that we would need to do it "for real" one day) - "Professional" undercoat brush (I think it is for thicker coats, didn't seem to do much for us) - Thunderpaws deshedding comb (ok but aggressive and not for regular use) - Kong Zoom Groom (see below) I will shamelessly admit that I ordered the ZoomGroom after a couple of G&Ts, and did wonder later on whether it was just a gimic (or Ginic ). How wrong I was. This brush is fantastic It removed a massive amount of loose hairs. As long as you keep using it in the same direction, all the hairs get collected on the "nipples" of the brush, and they can then be easily removed - you end up with a holey mat of your puppy's hair. Nelson likes it too, it is soft on his skin, and you can even gently cover the "sensitive areas" with confidence. In summary, I'm very pleased and have decided I should mix G&T with internet shopping more often.