As a Corgi owner, one of the biggest parts of everyday maintenance for my pups is this: grooming! A Corgi’s coat is denser than it looks, and they shed a lot—and I do mean A LOT—which is one of the reasons why first-time Corgi owners are often overwhelmed by the unexpected difficulty of everyday Corgi grooming. (And the mountains of fur. So. Much. Fur!) Thankfully, while grooming your Corgi does require patience and work, it doesn’t have to be a monumental task as long as you’ve got the right tools.
One concern that I’ve heard from many new time Corgi owners is that brushes for Corgis are expensive. While they can be expensive, they don’t have to be! I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite Corgi brushes that I keep in my grooming tool box for my dogs—best of all, each of these brushes is under $100, so you won’t have to break the bank!
Oster Professional Pet Grooming Undercoat Rake
This is my favorite tool in my box. Last time, I wrote a review about this brush for Corgi, and I believe it is the best dog brush for Corgi. You’d better to read this review before you decide to buy, and you will never regret, though it costs around $21.
Andis Pet Steel Grooming Comb
You’ll need more than a steel comb for your Corgi, but you should definitely pick one of these up for your grooming tool collection. This comb only costs about $8 retail and is made with durable steel, and is designed to be half-wide and half-thin toothed.
Furminator (or similar tools)
The Furminator isn’t an ordinary comb or brush; it’s actually a deshedding tool that lets you get rid of all that loose undercoat fur that’s just waiting to shed everywhere. Furminators retail for about $30-40 depending on the model, and you can find off-brand Furminator deshedding tools for slightly cheaper. These are really great tools for any Corgi owner because they cut down on the shedded fur that would otherwise fill your house. Just remember to follow the instructions to avoid damaging or even injuring your dog!
JW Pet Company GripSoft Shedding Comb for Dogs
This is another great and simple tool for dealing with Corgi shedding. This metal-toothed comb has a unique design which keeps the steel teeth at about a 90 degree angle away from the skin, to reduce the risk of grazing your dog’s skin and make it easier to de-shed. This particular comb is great for dogs that often get matted fur, because it can work through mattes very easily and smoothly. It retails for about $4 at most locations.
JW Pet Company Undercoat Rake Brush
This is another brush intended to deal with that pesky undercoat fur that likes to shed–notice a pattern? The design allows you to smoothly remove undercoat fur; this rake brush is ideal for using after you’ve smoothed out any mattes in your dog’s fur, since you don’t want to get it caught in them. It retails for about $6.00.
Other Things to Keep in Mind
In addition to the affordable brushes listed above, you may want to consider getting a standard, wide paddle brush. You probably won’t use them as often with your Corgi due to the style and density of their coat, but it doesn’t hurt to keep one in your grooming tool box just in case! This Woodsom bamboo dog brush only costs me $12.95. It is quite useful when doing coat care while it doesn’t hurt my wallet.