Every Rottweiler owner knows that proper grooming is essential to keep their beloved pet’s fur looking shiny and healthy. There are so many choices when it comes to grooming tools, it’s easy to become overwhelmed when trying to figure out which brush is best. Do you go with a slicker brush? Or a bristle brush? Or maybe a rake? Will any of these options irritate your pet’s skin?
We’ve put together a list of reviews of the best brushes out there to help you find the best one for your Rottweiler.
A Quick Look at Our Winners in 2023
|Best Overall||FURminator Dual Dog Brush||
|Best Value||Frisco Cat & Dog Pin Bristle Brush||
|Premium Choice||Kenchii Oval Metal Pin Dog & Cat Brush||
|Best for Puppies||Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush for Dogs||
|KONG Dog ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush||
The 10 Best Brushes for Rottweilers
1. FURminator Dual Dog Brush– Best Overall
|Dimensions:||5Lx 2W x 11.275H in.|
The FURminator Dual Dog Brush is the best overall dog brush for Rottweilers on our list. The brush has a pin brush on one side of the head, while the other side has a bristle brush. The bristle brush will work on most rotties’ coats—removing loose hair and debris, while leaving behind a shiny coat. The pin brush can be used on Rottweilers with longer medium sections of hair to remove any tangles or debris caught in the fur.
The FURminator Dual Dog Brush isn’t ideal if your Rottweiler sheds often and heavily. Some dogs may not like the pin side of the brush, but luckily there are two sides to this brush—so you can just use the bristle side if that’s the most comfortable option for your pet.
2. Frisco Cat & Dog Pin Bristle Brush – Best Value
|Dimensions:||9.26L x 2.76W x 2.56H in.|
The Frisco Cat & Dog Pin Bristle Brush is the best brush for Rottweilers for the money. This brush is a dual brush with a pin brush on one side, and a nylon bristle brush on the other side of the head. This rubber-handled brush is best for the Rottweiler’s medium-length coat, and the bristle side is very soft for Rotties that don’t like to be brushed. The pin side can be used on those rare occasions your pup gets something tangled up in its fur. An additional bonus is that this brush can be used on other dogs with similar coats in the household.
The Frisco Cat & Dog Bristle Brush shouldn’t be used in the bathtub. It’s also important to watch for pins that loosen over time, to make sure your pet doesn’t swallow them.
3. KenchiiOval Metal Pin Dog & Cat Brush – Premium Choice
|Dimensions:||9.5L x 3W in.|
|Material:||Wood, Stainless Steel, Metal|
The Kenchii Oval Metal Pin Dog & Cat Brush is our premium choice for the best brushes for Rottweilers. The brush is constructed of maple wood and has a non-slip handle to give you maximum control as you’re brushing your pet. This brush contains rust-proof pins on the head that are reinforced to stainless steel on the opposite side of the brush, so the pins don’t fall out over time. The pins will help remove any tangles and leave your pet with a shiny coat.
The Kenchii Oval Metal Pin Dog & Cat Brush may aggravate dogs with sensitive skin because of the long pins. If your Rottie has sensitive skin, it may prefer a bristle brush over a pin brush.
4. Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush for Dogs – Best for Puppies
|Dimensions:||8.75L x 5W x 2H in.|
The Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush for Dogs is the best for puppies on our list of best brushes. The thin pins of this slicker brush will groom your puppy’s fur with little fuss. There is a handle designed for comfort to provide a sturdy grip for gentle grooming. This unique brush has a self-cleaning option: push a button and the pins retract separating the collected hair from the pins. Wipe the pad clean and continue brushing.
The Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush for Dogs works best on a Rottweiler’s shorter medium-length coat rather than longer-haired or double-coated dogs. If you are looking for a brush that can be used on dogs with different coat lengths, this might not be the brush for you.
5. KONG Dog ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush
|Dimensions:||4.75L x 2.9W x 1.63H in|
The KONG Dog ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush is a great brush to use during bath time or anytime. Massage some shampoo into your rottie’s fur, and then use the brush to help the shampoo penetrate the skin. Any loose fur your pet has will collect within the rubber bristles. After your pet is done with its bath, give it another quick brush to leave the fur nice and shiny. The KONG Dog ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush can also be used on dry coats. When used during regular grooming, it removes the loose hair and attracts the hair to its bristles like a magnet, while stimulating the skin for natural oil production.
The KONG Dog ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush works best on short to medium-haired dogs, and may not work as well on long-haired dogs. Households looking for a brush for multiple pets may want to look at a dual brush that can be used on different types of fur.
6. ConairPROPET Pet-It Boar Bristle Brush
|Dimensions:||16.75L x 8.25W x 6H in.|
The ConairPROPET Pet-It Boar Bristle Brush works well on the medium-length coat of Rottweilers. This handle-free design allows you to mimic petting, which can help soothe dogs that don’t like to be brushed. It’s made with 50% synthetic bristles and 50% natural boar bristles that move through the coat with ease, distributing the natural oils of your dog’s skin.
Like many bristle brushes, the ConairPROPET Pet-It Boar Bristle Brush may be difficult to clean off unwanted air after the grooming session is over. The hard plastic design may also be too small and hard for some users while they are trying to keep a firm grip during brushing.
7. Safari Combo Brush for Dogs
|Dimensions:||11L x 4W x 2.35H in.|
The Safari Combo Brush for dogs offers a dual-head design so you can get both a bristle brush and a slicker brush in one. The wire pins of the slicker will help to remove loose hair and any debris caught in your rottie’s coat. The brush side will help distribute the natural oils of your dog’s skin to give its coat a nice, healthy shine. It also has a sturdy wooden handle that is built to last.
The Safari Combo Brush for Dogs may not work for rottie owners looking for a brush to use on multiple dogs, as it doesn’t work well on longer hair. The bristles are also a bit sharp on this brush, so be careful when brushing to avoid aggravating your dog’s skin.
8. Hertzko Self-Cleaning Dog & Cat Slicker Brush
|Dimensions:||10L x 5.8W x 3H in.|
|Material:||Stainless Steel, Metal|
The Hertzko Self-Cleaning Dog & Cat Slicker Brush is ideal for grooming any length of fur, making it perfect for multi-pet households. The bristles penetrate thicker fur to remove tangles and mats, but also work well on short to medium-length coats. When you’re done grooming, push a button for a quick clean option and easily remove fur from the brush’s surface. It has an anti-slip grip and a durable design that will hold up against the toughest fur.
The Hertzko Self-Cleaning Dog & Cat Slicker Brush bristles might be a little too rough on the skin for dogs with thinner, shorter hair. The head of the brush is wide, so if you’re looking for a brush for both your Rottweiler and a smaller dog, it might be too wide to work well on the smaller dog.
9. Andis Pin Brush
|Dimensions:||9L x 5W x 11.24 H in.|
The Andis Pin Brush works well on the medium-length fur of the Rottweiler. The pin bristles help to remove loose hair to help with shedding. They also help remove any dirt from the coat, and help encourage hair growth by stimulating the skin through brushing. The Andis Pin Brush has a handle with a soft grip, so your hand doesn’t get weary during grooming.
The Andis Pin Brush works well on mats and tangles, so it can be used for multiple dogs in a household. Many Rottweilers need a bristle brush to get a good shine on their coat, so while this may be good for multi-pet households, you may need to buy an additional brush to get that shine on your rottie.
10. FURminator Curry Comb For Dogs
|Dimensions:||5L x2W x8 in.|
The FURminator Curry Comb for Dogs is best suited for short and medium-coat dogs. The brush is designed with rubber teeth molded to help stimulate the skin to produce natural oils that help promote growth and shine in your dog’s coat. It has an ergonomic handle with a strap to keep the brush firmly attached while you’re grooming. The brush is made with antimicrobial plastic to help prevent bacteria growth and to keep germs at a minimum.
The FURminator Curry Comb for Dogs is a small brush, so owners with larger hands may not be able to properly hold this brush. This brush also doesn’t work well on longer haired dogs, so if you’re looking for a brush to use on different dogs in your home, you might want to pick a different brush.
Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Best Brushes for Rottweilers
There are many types of grooming tools on the market and it’s easy to get confused by all the choices available for your Rottweiler. The truth is that not all grooming tools work on all coat lengths, so it’s important to know which tools work best on each length of coat. Read on to learn about the different types of grooming tools available and whether they’re the right choice for grooming your Rottweiler.
Different Types of Grooming Tools
The bristle brush is the ideal type of brush for the Rottweiler’s medium-length coat. The fur on a rottie lies close to the skin, so a comb that penetrates deeper than the fur may cause pain and irritation for your pup. A synthetic and/or boar bristle brush is best, as it’s not too rough on the skin and feels like a massage to your pup. A bristle brush will also help to spread the oils in the coat naturally to give it shine.
A pin brush is just what it sounds like—a brush made of evenly spaced pins, some with round bobbles on the tips to prevent irritation. Pin brushes help to remove tangles, mats, and debris from medium to long-haired dogs. Some rotties have an undercoat that may benefit from the pin brush, so we have several dual bristle and pin brushes on our list so you can choose the best option for your pet.
Slicker brushes are similar to pin brushes, but they have a wider head and are more tightly packed with metal bristles. These flexible bristles can penetrate deeper into a dog’s coat to remove knots, tangles, and mats, as well as any underlying debris. They’re not typically used on the Rottweiler’s medium-length coat, but they can be incredibly useful when your rottie is shedding its undercoat twice a year.
A grooming comb is typically a comb with wider plastic or metal teeth to remove tangles, mats, and knots in longer fur. These types of combs aren’t typically used on Rottweilers, as their fur is too short to benefit from this type of grooming tool.
The undercoat rake helps to move past the top layer of a thick coat to remove loose hair from your pet’s undercoat. The teeth are usually widely spaced and long to penetrate beneath a thicker topcoat. Undercoat rakes are usually only necessary for grooming Rottweilers on the chest and back of thighs where they have an undercoat.
Our best overall brush choice for Rottweilers is the FURminator Dual Dog Brush, as the bristle side distributes oils evenly, while the pins help loosen fur in the undercoat. The Frisco Cat & Dog Pin Bristle Brush is the best brush for the money, so you can groom your dog with a dual brush for a great price. The Kenchii Oval Metal Pin Dog & Cat Brush is our premium choice for a pin brush for rotties with undercoats, as its strong maple wood body means it’s built to last.
With so many grooming tool options available to consumers, we hope the brush reviews we’ve provided help you make the right choice for your Rottweiler.
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