Bristle Brushes consist of stiff bristles made of natural or synthetic hairs . These brushes help to remove loose hair and debris such as dander. Bristle Brushes are best used for short haired and even wiry haired dogs. When choosing look for wide spaced bristles for long coats, and tighter spaced bristles for for short coats. With regular use bristle brushes can help keep your dogs coat smooth and shiny.