A cast-off mutt wandered to our mountain cabin, mostly Great Pyrenees. His long, thick hair was matted and stuck through with burrs and dirt. We have a yellow Lab and had never dealt with a long-haired critter before. Someone recommended a "rake,"so we tried the Bamboo based on Amazon ratings. It was superb at removing vast clouds of deep fur as well as pulling out some of the burrs (others were too deep and entangled to pull free without yanking hair; not a fault of the brush -- we didn't want to spook the dog). We used it on our Lab and it worked nicely as well, getting out deeper fur not reached by his standard brush. The product is solid and well built, adding up to excellent value given what I consider a low price for this kind of quality and functionality. And the found dog? He found a home ... we now rake him semi-weekly and his coat glows with health.