These have quite tightly packed fine wire bristles and are good for dealing with tangles and knots in medium to long fur. They are also good at removing loose fur and getting down to undercoats so they are also useful for dogs with thick or wiry fur. This is also a great brush for double coated dogs. Slicker brushes are suitable for most coats except short haired dogs.
The Ancol Ergo Aluminium Comb is a light and easy to use tool. The comb has coarse teeth, ideal for detangling and combing through long and thick fur, and medium teeth for shorter fur or to smooth a coat that has been detangled.