Over the past few years, Corgis have risen to be one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. With their stubby legs and mischievous grins, and with the celebrity influence of famous Corgi owners such as Stephen King and the Queen of England, Corgis are simply irresistible.

But included in that adorable package is a whole lot of fur, and the amount of grooming necessary for Corgis may come as a shock to potential owners of the breed. However, with the proper tools and a lot of love and patience, you can successfully manage your Corgi’s coat!

Read on for specifics on maintaining your Corgi’s beautiful fur, including the nine best brushes and combs on the market today for the breed.

Double The Coat, Double The Fun

Corgis belong to a high-shedding category of dogs with double coats. Corgis have a topcoat made of long, coarse fur and an interior undercoat consisting of shorter, softer, and much denser hair. This thick undercoat helps to keep your little Corgi warm during winter months but also is the main culprit behind the tons of hair that ends up all over your furniture and clothing, mainly when your Corgi sheds its undercoat during the summer months.

To properly maintain your Corgi’s double coat, you should brush your pup’s fur at least once a week – ideally, once a day – and should plan on brushing it even more often during the winter and summer months. You should also bathe your Corgi at least once or twice a month to help keep its coat under control and minimize shedding.

Types Of Brushes For Corgis

With so many different brushes and combs on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the one that’s right for your Corgi. Below is a brief guide to the best different categories of brushes available for grooming your pup.

Bristle Brushes

Bristle brushes are a very traditional brush, made with a flat base and soft, flexible, closely packed bristles. These brushes are great for redistributing natural oils and for making dogs’ coats shiny, so they’re useful tools to have for finishing touches; however, you’ll need something far more heavy-duty to manage your Corgi’s double coat fully.

Slicker Brushes

Slicker brushes are solid all-purpose brushes for dog grooming. They have stiff bristles that are usually made of metal and that have curved or rounded tips. These bristles are specifically designed to reach underneath dogs’ outer coats to remove excess hair from the undercoat, so they are perfect for double-coated breeds like Corgis. They also are great for general cleaning and detangling.

Rakes

Unlike traditionally bristled brushes, rake brushes only have a single row of tines. They are especially suited for dogs with undercoats or other types of thick fur and work to control shedding while also breaking up mats and other damaging tangles in your pup’s fur. You’ll see the best results with a rake whose tines are approximately the same length as your Corgi’s hairs.

Shedding Blades

As the name suggests, shedding blades are sharp metal tools designed to remove large amounts of excess fur. Although you might be nervous about using a blade on your pup, most of them are quite gentle and can dramatically cut back on your Corgi’s shedding! Just be careful not to overuse these tools since they can dry out dogs’ skin with frequent use.

Combs

Combs are simple but useful grooming tools. Their small shape and multiple teeth help with detangling small, hard-to-reach areas on your Corgi like its face and paws. They can also help to fluff up your Corgi’s thick fur, making its coat stand out! Just know that a comb likely won’t be enough to manage a Corgi’s coat on its own, so you’ll need to use it alongside other brushes and tools.

Grooming Gloves

Grooming gloves are gloves made of rubber or fabric with bristles attached to them. We didn’t include any in our suggested products because they generally aren’t as well-suited for Corgi grooming as other brushes. However, you can still use them for the general upkeep of your Corgi’s coat, as well as for bathing and even massage!

Best Dog Brushes For Corgis

Our 2020 Picks: Best Brush For Corgis

FURMinator deShedding Edge Dog Brush

This all-in-one grooming tool combines elements of a slicker brush, a rake, and a comb to give you and your Corgi a nearly flawless brushing experience! Rather than a head of bristles, this tool has a single row of stainless steel teeth explicitly designed to remove excess fur from your Corgi’s undercoat before it even has a chance to shed it. The teeth are sharp enough to de-shed effectively while still being gentle on your Corgi’s skin.

Designed and patented by groomers, this brush has a unique ergonomic design, with a comfortable rubber handle for you and a curved head that adapts to your dog’s unique shape. It also has a handy self-cleaning button that pushes the removed fur out from between its teeth.

This FURMinator brush is available in a few different sizes and with different sized teeth, but we recommend the large size for long hair for Corgi owners.

Pros
  • Easy to use, all-in-one tool
  • Comfortable handle design
  • Edge guard prevents stainless steel teeth from rusting, prolongs the life of the tool
Cons
  • Most expensive brush on our list
  • The cleaning button is a little flimsy and can break if you push it with too much force

Hertzko Self-Cleaning Dog & Cat Slicker Brush

This Hertzko model is an excellent all-purpose brush for grooming your Corgi. It is a medium-sized brush appropriate for dogs (and cats) of all sizes, shapes, and ages. Its flexible wire bristles are explicitly designed to penetrate thick fur without being harsh on your pup’s sensitive skin.

A significant advantage of this brush is that it has a self-cleaning button that pulls its bristles back into the brush, allowing you to quickly and easily wipe away the dog hair it has caught. It has an ergonomic and anti-slip handle that will go easy on your joints during long brushing sessions.

This slicker brush’s flexible bristles also feel good on your dog’s skin and can help to increase circulation for a healthy and happy grooming experience!

Pros
  • The self-cleaning retraction button allows for minimal mess
  • Detangles and cuts down on shedding while being gentle on your dog’s skin
  • Comfortably gripped handle
Cons
  • More expensive than other options we’re reviewing
  • Wire bristles are prone to bending out of shape

Safari Dual-Sided Shedding Blade Dog Grooming Tool 

If your Corgi is driving you crazy with its heavy shedding, this is the tool you will want to buy. This stainless anti-rust steel blade works quickly to remove tons of loose hair from even the thickest coats. It has two sides, one with coarse teeth for hair removal and the other with fine teeth for smoothing your pup’s coat. And even though it might look intimidating, the blade is gentle enough to be safe for your Corgi.

This shedding blade tool has an ingenious design – it can either be used as a loop or can be opened up to cover more area at once (or if you have a particularly large dog). It has a vinyl handle for safe and comfortable use.

This tool might surprise you at just how much fur it will take off your pup! For this reason, we suggest using it outside. As with most shedding blades, be careful not to use it too frequently since you might risk drying out your Corgi’s skin. It’s a wonderful tool for heavy shedding seasons like the summer months.

Pros
  • Produces dramatic deshedding results for double-coated dogs
  • Affordable
  • High-quality materials
Cons
  • The unusual design may take some time to get used to
  • Sharp blade requires extra caution

ConairPRO Dog Undercoat Rake 

Another tool specifically designed for dogs with a thick undercoat, this rake will work wonders to deshed your Corgi. It has one row of short stainless steel pins that work to remove your dog’s undercoat before it has a chance to shed onto your furniture and clothes. It also is a handy detangler and is excellent for removing burrs, making it a fantastic tool to have if your pup loves to spend hours playing outside.

This rake has an extremely comfortable memory grip gel handle that conforms to your hand shape, allowing for long grooming sessions. It comes in two varieties, with short (½ inch) or medium (¾ inch) pins, so you can choose accordingly based on how long your dog’s hair is. We suggest the medium size for most Corgi owners.

Pros
  • A handy tool for preventing shedding, designed for double-coated dogs
  • Memory gel handle
  • Affordable price
Cons
  • Even the short-toothed variety might be too long for some short-haired dogs
  • Teeth are relatively far apart and might not detangle as well as other combs and brushes

5 More Corgi Brushes

Hartz Groomer’s Best Slicker Dog Brush

This medium-sized brush is a wonderful everyday tool for grooming your Corgi. It has long, thin metal bristles designed to reach under your dog’s topcoat to grab loose hair from the undercoat. The bristles have a soft plastic coating that ensures a gentle experience for your pup. The handle has an ergonomic grip and a hole in the bottom, allowing for easy storage.

Even if your Corgi isn’t shedding heavily, this slicker brush is excellent for simple detangling and maintenance. It is also extremely affordable, so you can purchase several to keep around the house or even in your car! Just know that this brush unfortunately has no self-cleaning mechanism, so it may be difficult to clean the hair out of the brush.

Hartz Groomer’s Best Combo Dog Brush

This double-sided brush is another great product from the Hartz grooming line. Its main advantage is in its value – you’re getting two brushes for a very low price.

One side of the brush has a head of stainless steel pins that help to detangle your Corgi’s coat and to remove any loose excess hair from its undercoat, as well as to remove dirt and mats. The other side is a traditional bristle brush, with nylon bristles that soften and add shine to your Corgi’s coat by redistributing natural oils.

Like most other brushes on this list, the Hartz combo brush has an ergonomic handle to allow for a comfortable grip while brushing your dog.

KONG Dog ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush

When it comes to maintaining your Corgi’s coat, regular baths are just as important as regular brushings. But bathing your dog can be a pain. Luckily, this KONG multi-use brush is just as effective at bath time as it is at brushing time!

Unlike the other tools featured in this list, this brush is fully waterproof and is designed for use in the bath. It has thick rubber bristles that are gentler than metal but are just as effective when it comes to detangling fur and removing excess dead hair. The bristles also help to quickly distribute shampoo through your pup’s fur so he will be squeaky clean in no time. Plus, it feels great to your dog – it’s basically like a canine massage tool!

Additionally, you can use the KONG multi-use brush on dry fur as well as a pet hair remover for furniture. It comes in both puppy and adult sizes, and although even the adult size might be a little small for very large dogs, it should be just fine for Corgis. Just make sure to keep this brush out of reach of heavy chewers, since its rubber composition makes it look a lot like a chew toy!

Safari De-Matting Dog Comb

If dogs aren’t groomed frequently enough or spend lots of time outside getting dirty, they risk developing mats in their fur. Mats are not only unattractive but trap dirt and germs and can be harmful to your pup’s skin and overall health.

The Safari De-Matting Comb is specifically designed to remove mats in your dog’s fur. Unlike other standard brushes that tug at mats and tangled areas, this comb painlessly cuts them away. It accomplishes this with its row of long, serrated, stainless steel blades, which are sharp enough to cut away mats effectively but have rounded edges to protect your dog’s skin.

This comb is useful for dog breeds with thick fur such as Corgis and is a great detangler in addition to removing mats. It has a comfort-grip rubber handle and is extremely affordable.

Andis Steel Pet Comb

The last item on our list of suggested grooming tools for Corgis is a fundamental but extremely useful tool. This simple stainless steel comb serves many grooming purposes, from detangling to dirt removal to giving your pup a fluffy finish. This comb has wide and narrow teeth, and the wide teeth are particularly useful for dogs with thick fur such as Corgis.

While this comb isn’t large or powerful enough to be used entirely on its own, it is a great tool for finishing touches and for small or sensitive areas such as your dog’s face or paws. It is also useful for removing burrs and mats.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions about grooming Corgis.

How often should I brush my Corgi?

You should try to brush your Corgi at least once a week to avoid mats and tangles and keep shedding under control. Brushing your Corgi once a day is ideal.

How can I prevent my Corgi from shedding?

In addition to regular brushing and bathing, make sure your Corgi has a healthy diet. Proper nutrition is essential in maintaining your dog’s healthy coat, and a poor diet can contribute to high levels of shedding.

Can I shave my Corgi?

Shaving is not recommended for Corgis or any dog breed with a double coat. Your Corgi’s undercoat may not grow back correctly after shaving, which can cause problems for your pup’s temperature regulation.

Conclusion

Corgis are playful, loyal, and adorable dogs and make wonderful companions. Their double coat of thick fur can mean a lot of shedding, but with the proper tools and upkeep, your Corgi will have a beautiful coat. We recommend any of the tools listed here and encourage you to try a few to see what works best for your Corgi!

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