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New hair doo

Postby sl_simpson » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:17 pm

Hi all
Have had my first go with my clippers.  Still have to work out which size combs to use,  he's clipped alittle shorter than what I was aiming for, but at least it will grow back and it's coming into summer.  I kind of did it along the lines of a Schnauzer clip short along back and sides and left longer on legs and belly.  It definately makes a more even job than sissors. 
The shaggy look beforeImage

All timed up[img width=600 height=800]http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk136/ssimpson_03/Picture006.jpg[/img]
[img width=600 height=800]http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk136/ssimpson_03/Picture001.jpg[/img]
[img width=600 height=800]http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk136/ssimpson_03/Picture005.jpg[/img]
I also did Bella the same way but her coat is much curlier and looks a little different.
[img width=600 height=800]http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk136/ssimpson_03/BellaCliped.jpg[/img]

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Re: New hair doo

Postby Sandy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:55 pm

Awesome job. They look great.  :) :)
Trying to decide if I'm brave enough now we have 2. What clippers do u have? Did they stand still for you?
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Re: New hair doo

Postby sl_simpson » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:02 pm

Hi
Thanks.  The clippers I have are ANDIS - Pet Groomer Kit the same as these
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Home-living/Pe ... 785620.htm
I purchased at Animates a while back, but had not gotten around to using them until now. The only thing I have found is that the plastic combs are not firm enough when going through Bella's curlier coat, they tend to get hooked up. Casey's coat is a looser fleece and much easier to look after and the combs are ok on him.   I'm looking into seeing if they have some metal comb attachements for this model.

Yes they both are good with sitting still, I can easily trim around their eyes, rear, trim nails etc.... 
I had taking them to a groomer when they were around 5 months to get them use to being handled by someone else and use to the noise of the clippers and blow driers etc ....I also have bush them regularly between sessions at the groomers and given them washes after being at the beach..... 
She was great with them and had a real nack of getting them to sit still when they were younger. 
With her early assistance and learning to do more myself It has really paid off. Now that they are older they are really good with being put through a gooming session. 
Since we live at the beach and they get mucky often,  it's more praticle and saves the cost of having to run to the groomer often.  If doing the standard every 6- 8 weeks with a groomer that soon adds up.  Also I like grooming them and to me it's not an overly big job, as well as you get to know their health in regards to skin, eyes,ears, and teeth etc....

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Re: New hair doo

Postby kendal » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:31 am

what number blade to you use, my girls get a 7 on there back and i use the same one on thoer legs to take off the exess on thor leggs then finnish them off this scissors.

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Re: New hair doo

Postby sl_simpson » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:42 am

Hi
The blade on the clippers is a #10, I don't have any other blades at present and I have forgot what the comb size was.  The legs I just used scissors.  I'm still experimenting.   ::)
I would like to get away to a day class sometime to find out more, but that will have to wait until after Christmas now.

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Re: New hair doo

Postby kendal » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:47 am

lol i go to my groomers and she is helping me do my girls. i have my own scissors but not my own clippers.

if you go on ebay their is a DVD on how to groom a cockapoo. i dont have it but thinking about getting it.


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