I got this brush thinking it'll be an addition to the "classic" brush, but I was so wrong. This is a fantastic brush and works even better than the other classic thin stem brush I have. It detangles the fur, helps remove the undercoat, and my dog absolutely loves it. It's like a gentle massage for her. So if you have any doubt, get this.
I wasn't sure about this comb/rake, but the reviews convinced me. I am so pleased I have recommended it to a friend as well. Works on both my Golden Retriever who has a lot of long, thick fur and my small dog with very fine fur. This rake goes through so well, and pulls out the undercoat fur without being harsh like other rakes I have tried. Works so much better and faster than the very expensive Furminator that I have. Both my dogs seem to really like being brushed with this... and believe me, they don't love grooming. Even my little dog who is very jumpy and uncertain about being brushed came over and sat next to my big Golden Retriever as I was brushing her. He was sitting there looking up at me like he was waiting for his turn. So I finished with her and tried it on him, and he absolutely was waiting for his turn. What a change to have him come over to be groomed. I tossed up whether to get this single rake or the double. I'm glad that I got the single. It works great, and it's so quick and easy to grab the fur out. One thumb and two paws up on this rake. Highly recommended!