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I know many people on here swear by the CC combs... but I'm wondering if anyone has one that they like that is shorter? I don't have a CC comb, but I have a similar one, but it's so long - trying to get a certain place (especially when it's matted) without getting it tangled in the rest of the hair is difficult. I'd love to have a shorter one - maybe no longer than the palm of my hand - to manipulate it easier.
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I use a plastic mustache comb with a hook on the end I got on Amazon. It is shorter than the width of a woman's hand.

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I have a Chris Christensen 006 Face comb but I use it all over. It's quite small (about 5" long) and I'm able to use it up under the belly and under her "arms". Willow is small to begin with and I started with the 005 comb and it's almost too big for her. I find the 006 comb works well on mats. A tip on mats - I find that sprinkling them with cornstarch works better (for me) than any of the commercial detanglers you can buy.

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I use the cc face comb all over too.
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CC makes 3 combs that are shorter than others they sell - 4.5” long.

#012 Buttercomb
#014 Buttercomb
#015 Buttercomb

I have 2 of these 3 combs and love them!

Grooming Combs for Pet Grooming, Show Dogs & Cats

Note that the #006 Face/Feet Buttercomb is 5” long. I also own this one but use my 4.5” combs the most.

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I use the cc face comb all over too.
Me too.

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Thanks. I just realized that the comb I have is 7" - so maybe getting a real CC buttercomb that is 5" will be enough of a length difference.

I'm looking at amazon but they don't list the numbers for the 12, 14 and 15 so will need to check them out. I like having the wider and narrower on the same comb (saves having to put it down and pick up another one when he's squirming). I also use a flea comb on some of the mats once they're mostly out but you can tell there's still a tiny one that the regular comb goes right over. That's a perfect length because it fits into the palm of my hand, but the teeth are too close together for normal combing.
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I use the CC ring..number is 00R. It is five inches. I have the 007 as well and it is generally too long for my hand. The ring has wide and narrow teeth very much like the is on amazon and of course costs more than anything I would ever buy for my own hair but these cc combs slide thru havi coats better than anything I have ever seen.

P.s. I just looked on amazon and they show the ring and the face combs next to each other (at bottom where they suggest buying both). The ring has longer teeth than the face, which I like for digging down to the skin when her coat gets longer. That might be the main difference between the two...

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Hi Melissa,

I have the 4 1/2 inch all fine buttercomb (and handle) and also the face/feet buttercomb. I find the spacing and smaller width of the tines on the face/feet buttercomb better for getting matts out. The tines are not very long which makes handling the comb quite easy - they are however, long enough to easily penetrate the coat and get to the skin for proper combing.
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