Clipping

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  1. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    Can I clip Maverick's coat somehow that doesn't make him look naked? It's getting really hot poor boy. He's just sleeps in the shade all day. I wish I could take him to the river today but I have too much to do. :(

    I have good clippers. They are for my horse so I'm sure they'd work for him. I don't want to get rid a lot of his hair though. :confused:

    When I worked on a llama farm the llamas got their bellies shaved in the summer - partly so the wool could be used but partly so they could be cool. Llamas are very hard to groom!
     
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    Hey Saje
    You could use a #4 blade on him. That won't take a lot of fur off, but enough. He will definetely be cooler though. Hope this works.
    Ashleigh
     
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    Thanks. Should I shave most of him or only certain parts?
     
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    A lot of people shave the entire body and leave a little fur on the feet and ears. Then you just shave up about an inch on the tail and brush it out. That should look good on Mav.
     
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    lol thanks. I'll look for a #4. I'm going to get a kiddy pool too. That should help. It's HOT here the last few days.
     
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    BTW thanks Pro
     
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    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    Is that a full clip except legs, and half a face, in horsey terms? Lol!
     
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    that sounds about right :D
     
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    post a pic of the end result. I bet it wil be funny.
     
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    I will if I can find the blade. I had a quick look today but didn't see anything. Might be cheaper to by cheap clippers at wal-mart. Blades can get super expensive and so can sharpening!
     
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    No no. Do not buy cheap clippers. They will not work well at all.

    I bought a cheap clipper set and they pulled on the dogs coat, which hurts the dog.

    Second they overheat, and third they are flimsy.

    Believe me invest the $120 for an Oster clipper and buy a nice sharp blade.

    Or go to a groomer it will be cheaper and you can see if your dog likes a clipped coat.
     
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    I already have Oster's. Didn't pay $120 though! I think more like $60 Cdn. But it was horse country and everything horsey was cheaper.

    I'll keep looking for some blades. I don't want to go to a groomer. That would cost a lot and I don't think it would be a good experience for Mav.
     

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