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 Post subject: The fluffy legs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:16 am 
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I have a cocker with gorgeous fur, I started grooming my cockers about five years ago and I am always learning and this year I want to grow it out and get this effect: The cut might be called a "suburban?"
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What is the best way to get it? I have an AGC 2-Speed clipper, a size 10 and 30 blade, regular scissors, fine fur thinning shears, grooming table and pole, and I just ordered the ICE curved shears that should be here by friday october 3rd. I also have this set of guards:
http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-3390-100-Sta ... lor+coated

His fur right how is about three weeks out of a total shave down (Florida 98 degree weather, VERY active dog).

He's a solid black cocker spaniel, he is not out of a show line but he has some english in his background. He is tall for his breed, weighs 32 pounds


Any help here?


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 Post subject: Re: The fluffy legs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:13 pm 
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I'd suggest combs. You'd need a 30 blade which you have already. I'd say a comb leaving 3/8 or maybe 1/2 inch. We used to have grooming tips/threads pinned here,but they are probably gone. Hopefully someone else has suggestions for you

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 Post subject: Re: The fluffy legs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:31 pm 
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I've found this thread and the video accompanying it, submitted by a former member, to be immensely useful in getting this look.

http://zimfamilycockers.com/Forums/view ... =15&t=7691


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 Post subject: Re: The fluffy legs
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thought it was gone...how did I miss it!!! She's the best IMO for grooming instructions.
Adam wrote:
I've found this thread and the video accompanying it, submitted by a former member, to be immensely useful in getting this look.

http://zimfamilycockers.com/Forums/view ... =15&t=7691

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 Post subject: Re: The fluffy legs
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I've never got on with clipper combs, but there are some nice long blades these days, I would probably use a 3/4 blade and then tidy with thinning scissors to get it properly even. I don't think my work is up to the standard in that picture though!! :tg

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 Post subject: Re: The fluffy legs
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LucyD wrote:
I've never got on with clipper combs, but there are some nice long blades these days, I would probably use a 3/4 blade and then tidy with thinning scissors to get it properly even. I don't think my work is up to the standard in that picture though!! :tg

I agree, whoever did those legs is beyond good. I'm starting to prefer the long blades over the combs. You don't have to go over and over and over and...just over a couple of times.

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