This Slicker is a great brush for medium to long haired dogs, particularly on breeds with shedding problems. There is a super padded backing for the wire tines to ensure proper brushing technique and eliminate brush burn. The rounded head prevents pets from accidental contact with the stainless steel tines. The handle is molded for easy gripping. This design allows you to pull the teeth through the coat with little effort. This Shedding Slicker is the perfect solution to tangled and matted hair problems.