|Barked: Tue Jan 9, '07 1:29pm PST |
|People clippers and doggie clippers are very different things. The blades for people clippers are not made to go through the type of hair dogs have, the blade lengths are entirely reversed, and they're just not powerful enough to get the results that you're going to want.
Even the catergory of dog clippers is very broad. If I were you, I'd splurge a little more and buy some professional clippers. The ones in your price range will work, but they tend to wear out very quickly and, rather than replacing one small part or another, you have to buy an entirely new set. Definitely not cost-effective in the long-run .
My recommendation--find a groomer you trust and make sure she'll let you watch, something you were intending to do anyhow. Take a notebook and have her explain everything she's doing, with what blade length, etc. She'll be able to see your pups coat first-hand and let you know precisely what you're going to need, and a good, affordable place to order everything.
You'll definitely need a quality set of clippers, and a variety of blades to go with it (a #10 for sanitary areas and feet, something longer for the body, a #40 and a comb attachment maybe...), shears, toenail clippers, cool lube, blade cleaner, etc. etc.
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