I have tried a number of brushes for my Havanese, but this inexpensive pin brush is the best! The flexible pins glide smoothly through her thick, undercoat which is prone to matting. Daily grooming with a brush without balls on the tips is essential for keeping a Havanese's uncut coat shiny and silky. The pins on this brush are long enough to reach through thick fur, but they never scratch! The ribbed handle makes gripping easy, allowing for better control in awkward places like behind knees and elbows. Now, my dog is so relaxed that we both enjoy her grooming sessions!