Tuffer than Tangles Slickers feature extra long pins that are double the length of most slicker brush pins. The long pins are very flexible and easily penetrate and brush out long, thicks coats. They are perfect for fluff drying, straightening coats, and brushing out mats. Tuffer Than Tangles brushes make speedy work of de-matting and brushing out thick coats. Long comfortable handles with contoured grip supports the perfectly curved head allowing easy access to difficult to reach places. Simply the best professional slicker brush available. This brush is a great recommendation for all those Doodle owners.