Mars Grooming Tools

ALCOSO was founded in 1821 but is wasn't until 1999 when they brought the "Mars" trademark and started specialising in quality dog and horse grooming tools with the innovative Mars Coat King becoming world famous. They make a range grooming tools that you can now order online including: Mars Coat Kings,Mars Stripping Knives, the Trim-King, Brushes Scissors, Shears and Mars Nail Clippers Wendy Hewitt is the official agent for Mars Grooming Tools in NZ which can now be order online via NZShowDogs and every Mars product comes with a 1 year guarantee !

Wendy & Martin Hewitt are well known in NZ and especially in the South Island for their top winning Basset Hounds bred & shown under the Hunterspark kennel name since 1979 with 3 homebred Grand Champions to  date. They also own and breed Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshunds (Pentaki) and Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens (Beauvoir). 


When you see the Mars® logo you know it stands for first class grooming tools like the Coat-King, Stripping Knives, Scissors and Brushes, from the best materials, made in Solingen Germany - and available in NZ from Sole Agent Wendy Hewitt via NZ Show Dogs. Mars also produce the same quality products in left handed versions.

The Mars Coat King is recommended by professional groomers across the country who consider it an indispensable grooming tool. 

The Mars Coat King is the perfect tool for stripping large areas of matted fur in a short amount of time. The stainless steel teeth easily remove loose, shedding hair from thick undercoats without painfully pulling or damaging your dog's sensitive skin. Unlike clipping, the Mars Coat King only removes the dead hair from the coat which potentially cuts grooming time in half or quicker.

Don't forget to check out our Coat King Sizing Guide to see which tool is best suited for your pet!

The Coat King is great for stripping, dematting and a great grooming rake.

Order online via NZShowDogs and supplied direct by Mars Sole NZ agent Wendy Hewitt The Mars range are not shipped out aside New Zealand

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Frequently Asked Questions

NZ Show Dogs website is still in the developmental stage and things change often. As frustrating as it is, occasionally things don't work ! The most obvious thing for you may be a duplicate email being received some time after your purchase, in most cases simply ignore it. The system is set up to automatically generate these, and sometimes even when we turn it off a few still slip through....please accept our apology.

We accept payment by:

  • Bank A/c
  • Paypal
  • Credit Card

You can pay directly into NZSD bank account or use your paypal or credit card online. 

If you select Paypal/Credit Card as your payment method, you will be forwarded directly to PayPal's website to complete payment which is encrypted using the industry standard technology before being sent over the internet.. 

If you select Credit card as your payment method, to ensure all credit card transaction are secure we use the merchant services of PayPal (you do not need a paypal account) your order will also be processed by our Paypal Merchant A/c.


  • Orders are generally shipped within 3 working days of payment receipt.
  • Shipping is set by each vendor. Orders including items from multiple vendors are calculated in the total delivery cost.
  • Most Vendors use NZ ParcelPost Standard Delivery (approx 5-7 days) and shipping starts at $6.
  • Orders Shipped directly by NZSD include tracking, and have optional Express Delivery: Orders processed & dispatch within 1 working day & NZ Post Courier Non Signature Delivery (approx 3 days dependant upon your address)
  • If your order has a tracking number it will be on shown by the end of the day under Accounts > Order details, and you can track its progress at NZ Post Tracking


So even if you purchase items from different vendors at the same time, your shipping total will calculate this for you. The shipping options will include each sellers individual shipping costs, so you know what you are paying for.

There are separate urban and rural delivery costs for you to choose from. (as at 1/6/2018 NZ Post introduced a Rural Delivery fee on all mail/parcels)


World Wide Shipping is available for most products, other than Panagenics and Mars which has official agents in each country.

We do our best to calculate international shipping, however if its is significantly different from that calculated at checkout we will contact you.

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