I was actually at a dollar store when I came across this amazing thing (Ontario people I was at Dollarama). It's called a self-cleaning pet brush. I thought what the heck I like to try new things so I bought one. Of course I couldn't wait to try it out and as soon as I got home I started brushing the Newfs. I can't believe this brush. It takes out matts, it takes out excess fur and my dogs loved it. They even let me brush their tails which is the one part I always problems doing. Not only that but I have a Persian/Himmie who becomes Kujo when you brush her and she just sat there and let me. This brush has a button on the back that you press (it's spring operated) and a piece that's around the brissles moves up and pushes the fur out. It cost me $1.25 plus tax. I'm going back tomorrow to get a few more to keep in stock. This brush is amazing. I have every brush imaginable and have spent a lot of money on grooming supplies but my guys don't love the rake as I think it hurts them even gently but they just stood still out in the yard (inspite of the snow they wanted to play in) and let me brush them and came back for more when I walked to the garbage to clean out the fur. I so love a good find.