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Any hand-powered clippers for thick-coated dog fur?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by chisler, May 4, 2012.

  1. chisler

    chisler

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    I have some dogs with pretty thick coats of hair, especially the undercoat below the colored hair. I bought a couple different electric clippers in the past from local pet stores, but these didn't make it half an inch before bogging down.
    I resort to scissors each year but that makes for a "choppy" looking and inadequate job, and is very tedious. I have heard of sheep shears but I am concerned about cutting their skin along with the fur. Anybody know of other ways to safely & effectively get this done at home? Maybe it's best to take them to a pro?
    Thanks
     
  2. stolenphot0

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    wish I knew. I have some electric clippers that are about as useful as yours. Takes a while to get the dog cut, but still looks like carp.
     

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    :dunno:Hedge trimmer? I'm kidding of course...wouldn't it be easier to just take the dog to a groomer to have the problem taken care of, probably cheaper than buying clipper after clipper.
     
  4. Sigluvr

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    my dad used sheep shears on our long haired dogs, worked like a champ.
     
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