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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Why scissors rather than clippers?

You would think that by now I would know the answer to this question. All I know is that all of the more experienced hav owners always say that scissor cuts are better than using clippers to cut. However, I guess I don't really understand why. Willow is in probably about a one inch or so cut and I know that she is always cut with clippers by all three groomers that we have ever used. I hope to hear from all you experienced owners and groomers why you prefer scissor cuts.



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Here's a reply from someone much, much more inexperienced!

The longest comb you can put on clippers is about an inch long. So for Willow's 1 inch grooms the clippers will work fine. For the longer coats, closer to a show coat, the groomer would have to scissor cut. Or at least finish up with scissors.
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I do think it's because you want a cut that's longer than you can get with clippers. I did Perry once or twice with scissors but then switched to clippers, but I keep him in a fairly short puppy cut so the clippers work great for me and then I just clean it up (ears, beard, clean up the legs) with scissors.
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Ok - thanks guy. That makes sense!



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