Pomeranian haircuts...how short is too short?

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Barked: Mon Dec 24, '12 8:29am PST 
I've just adopted an adult pom. I want to get him trimmed for sanitary purposes (at least). However, I was also thinking about getting him trimmed all-around for neatness.

I understand that shaving a pom or clipping the hair too short is a definite no-no. But how short is too short?

I found a picture of a haircut that I like...HERE. (scroll down for the final result). Is that too short? Will it damage his coat?

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Barked: Thu Dec 27, '12 6:27pm PST 
Wicket has had his coat cut like that twice & will get it again for our vacation in March. His coat now is very thick & full. His last haircut was in July & has now grown out. I don't let the groomer shave him anymore than necessary. The groomer in the link is correct.

My vet also told me if Wicket was cut that short he would need a sweater in the cold weather.