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Since Eddee has had kennel cough and also is not finished with his vaccines ... it is going to be a great while before I can take him to a real groomer. I posted before about keeping him groomed scruffy and fairly short.

My question is ... I have groomed my Schnauzer/Poodles for almost 6 years now with scissors and clippers.

If I groom Eddee with clippers will it ruin his coat? I know there is Schnauzer in him but not for sure what other breeds.

His outer coat is part wirey and some parts are soft ... the undercoat is soft. His hair is weird ... strands are dark at the root and get lighter towards the ends ...

Some single hairs have broken black/brown/white/silver/tan/gray spots ... repeated all the way down the shaft of the single hair?

This dog has every color imaginable on him. :/

I do not think he needs any plucking?

His ears are folded together and seem to not have hair down inside of them.

I believe I am going to have to give it a go myself. His bangs are getting into his eyes and his beard is getting too long.

Any advice from you pro's? .... Thanks! :) I would hate to ruin his coat ... it is really neat!
 

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Bing a mixbreed, there is no need to handstrip to maintain a proper look. Without actually seeing him and plucking some hair, its hard to say if clipping will change his texture. I would bet that it will tho, so the longer you leave his hair, the better it will retain. If you clip him short, any damage will be fast. But he is a mix, and a pet, so maintain his coat however you like.:)
 

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Thank you for the information Graco22 ... was hoping you would respond. :) I think I will use the scissors for now.
 

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Just to clarify, its the cutting of the coat that makes it soft. Whether clipping or scissoring. You can use a clipper with a long attachment to achieve a long fluffy look too. That will look more even than using scissors. A Coat King would also work well on his coat, removing some of the thickness while still keeping the length. Just dont overdo it with those. :)
 

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Just to clarify, its the cutting of the coat that makes it soft. Whether clipping or scissoring. You can use a clipper with a long attachment to achieve a long fluffy look too. That will look more even than using scissors. A Coat King would also work well on his coat, removing some of the thickness while still keeping the length. Just dont overdo it with those. :)
Is a Coat King a tool like thinning shears? Where do I find this? ....

No Furminator ... correct? I have one of those.

I Googled the tool ...... amazed to find it is not all that expensive if you need it on a regular basis ..... :)
 

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Is a Coat King a tool like thinning shears? Where do I find this? ....

No Furminator ... correct? I have one of those.

I Googled the tool ...... amazed to find it is not all that expensive if you need it on a regular basis ..... :)
No, no furminator. Oster makes a nice rake like the Coat Kings, that I like better personally. Get the ones with the wider teeth, not the ones with the most teeth.
 

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No, no furminator. Oster makes a nice rake like the Coat Kings, that I like better personally. Get the ones with the wider teeth, not the ones with the most teeth.
OK .... thank you! :)
 
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