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Advice re Chris Christensen Kool Dryer

Hi all - this is my first post- I would welcome any feedback from people who use this dryer.

I have a year old Havanese and two Briards (5 and 10 years of age). I have just purchased Chris Christensen Ultra-Quiet KOOL DRY DRYER 220-240 volts, hoping it would be suitable for both breeds.

It arrived today and my first impression is it is not as quiet as I thought it would be also at the lowest air setting it feels too powerful for the Havanese coat. My Havanese freaked out when I gently placed her in range of the air flow.

The owner of company I purchased it from says she has the same dyer for her Papillionís & Maltese and she said it is the best dryer she has used.

I would like to hear from anyone who has used/ uses this dryer before I make up my mind whether to return or persevere.
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Mine is the smaller Kool Pup - and I love it. It dries Halle in what feels like no time flat, the noise on high does not bother her at all. I do turn it down to do her face. However, Halle was already used to a force dryer and this is MUCH quieter than what I was using previously (Metro Air Force Quick Draw)

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Hi all - this is my first post- I would welcome any feedback from people who use this dryer.

I have a year old Havanese and two Briards (5 and 10 years of age). I have just purchased Chris Christensen Ultra-Quiet KOOL DRY DRYER 220-240 volts, hoping it would be suitable for both breeds.

It arrived today and my first impression is it is not as quiet as I thought it would be also at the lowest air setting it feels too powerful for the Havanese coat. My Havanese freaked out when I gently placed her in range of the air flow.

The owner of company I purchased it from says she has the same dyer for her Papillionís & Maltese and she said it is the best dryer she has used.

I would like to hear from anyone who has used/ uses this dryer before I make up my mind whether to return or persevere.
Are you using the concentrator cone on it, or just the hose, itself. I don't have that dryer (mine is a cheaper, noisier one!) but I was having trouble with it almost blowing Kodi off the grooming station, so I never used it. (he doesn't mind the noise as much as I do, and to reduce the noise, I just leave the canister in the hallway, bringing only the hose into the bathroom where I groom) I mentioned it to my groomer, and she told me to just take the concentrator nozzle off. Voila! It no longer blows him off the table, and it dries him MUCH faster than my (heavy duty) human hair dryer.


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Good point Karen - I don't usually use the concentrator cone either.

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Thank you all for your comments which are very helpful, I would have preferred the Kool Pup but it is not available in the uk. As for the comment about taking the concentrator cone off - I tried it and yes you are right it makes a huge difference.
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Wonderful!

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I have used the same Kool Dry dryer for over 25 years, first using it on show Bichon Frise and now our pet Havanese. I do use the cone, on full blast on his body and legs, but not his face. My Hav has an extremely thick coat. We love it and if, for some reason, it broke tomorrow, we'd order another one immediately.
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Thanks, your replies have helped me in deciding to keep the Kool and I look forward to cutting drying time down.
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I've just been using my Kool Dryer for the first time on my 4 month old puppy, Cuba; she hates it so far, but if I get my husband to hold her while I stand way back and just get her used to it by doing a little at a time she begins to calm down; I think this is going to be slow progress but hope that, in the long run, it will work - I'm sure it's better for her coat than the much higher heat, even on its coolest setting, of an ordinary dog-hairdryer - and she doesn't like that much, anyway. I too wish I could have got the Kool Pup, but I too live in the UK so it wasn't an option. I'm not sure if that model is any quieter anyway? So far my 6 year old Coton de Tulear, Tycho, hates it too, so I think it must just be a question of time and getting used to this scary new thing. I'm optimistic, perhaps foolishly...
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I've just been using my Kool Dryer for the first time on my 4 month old puppy, Cuba; she hates it so far, but if I get my husband to hold her while I stand way back and just get her used to it by doing a little at a time she begins to calm down; I think this is going to be slow progress but hope that, in the long run, it will work - I'm sure it's better for her coat than the much higher heat, even on its coolest setting, of an ordinary dog-hairdryer - and she doesn't like that much, anyway. I too wish I could have got the Kool Pup, but I too live in the UK so it wasn't an option. I'm not sure if that model is any quieter anyway? So far my 6 year old Coton de Tulear, Tycho, hates it too, so I think it must just be a question of time and getting used to this scary new thing. I'm optimistic, perhaps foolishly...
You'll get there! I've got the MUCH louder B'air dryer. I have to leave the dryer itself outside the bathroom, and only thread the hose in, because it's so loud _I_ can't stand it. Kodi hated it at first too, but now he tolerates it with good grace... even on his face, thanks to the great video Heather posted, which showed me how to point it to avoid his ears, eyes and nose.


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