|08-21-2014 04:56 PM|
I used the longest one which came with this Oster Turbo A5 shears..it says 1/4 on it but no way did it leave just a 1/4 inch of fur. I did most of it without any guard on it as it seems to cut much better that way. As I mentioned earlier...because my dog stood so still I could risk using no guard and not worry about scalping her.
|08-21-2014 04:34 PM|
Looks great! What size guard did you use on your clippers?
Athena is going to be in heat again soon and she needs shaved down to keep her clean. LOL!
|08-21-2014 02:18 PM|
|smoker62||Looks great !|
|08-21-2014 02:11 PM|
|08-21-2014 02:01 PM|
I don't have a coated GSD, but a mixed breed that has a very long top coat (longer than a coated GSD, some of his hair is over a foot long) and a super thick undercoat. He was getting hot spots in the summer b/c of the humidity so I started having a groomer do a "lion cut". It looks silly but it works for him and he's much more comfortable, no more hot spots. I can't do it myself since the electric clippers I use on my husband can't even cut through his hair, it's so think.
|08-21-2014 01:47 PM|
|08-21-2014 01:44 PM|
|Lilie||I butchered Hondo's 'butt puffs'. I used my horse clippers. The 'butt puffs' had to go. Everything stuck in them and he swims every day. Not as pretty. I just make sure I take shots of him coming towards me.|
|08-21-2014 01:41 PM|
|dogfaeries||She looks good. You did a great job|
|08-21-2014 01:37 PM|
|wyoung2153||Beautiful girl I personally like the shorter look but either way she is lovely! Brave of you to do it yourself, I have no experience there at all, lol. I would have botched it and probably had to have Titan shaved|
|08-21-2014 01:34 PM|
Coat to semi-stock
Figured I'd give my pooch a trimming and be cheap about it and buy my own electric shears.
Since she is outside with me all the time in the summer and goes swimming, I thought what the heck? She certainly does dry off quicker.
Yes, I have heard of professional groomers but I enjoy a challenge.
I'm curious if other coat owners have done the same.
Kaia seems okay with it and didn't even attack me after the grooming session...and we all know how females can be a bit finicky about a new "do"....was that okay for me to say???
The before pic was when she was 9 months old with a ton of fur....she grew into the coat considerably. The after pic was just the other day when she turned 2.