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I have a Great Pyranees and need to trim just a small area on his neck. My daughter has a cheap Conair trimmer that she uses for minor trimming of her cockapoo, and they were totaly useless on the Pyranees.

Any reccomendations for a clipper that will work on the ultra thick neck hair on the Pyranees, yet won't cost too much. I wouldn't mind spending a couple hundred on clippers if I was going to be grooming regularly, but hate to spend alot on something to occasionally do some minor trimming.
 

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You are going to have to spend around $150 or so to get a decent clipper that will get thru your Pyrn. coat. Since you don't want to spend that much as you won't be using them often, I recommend you either take the dog to the groomer and ask them to clip what you need clipped, or carefully use shear/scissors. If you decide to go ahead with the clippers, I would recommend Andis AG Super 2 Speeds, found in many catalogs, but cheapest at petedge.com
 

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How about a trimmer instead of full blown clippers? Would something like the Andis D-4 work?
 

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A trimmer is not going to go thru coat. Trimmers are meant for paw pads (but unlikely to even go thru thick pyr. pads, shaving feet and faces on poodles, that are shaved every 2 weeks or so, and light trimming...They just will not go thru a double coated dog, or most dogs at all for that matter. You can try whatever "trimmer" you prefer, but its just not going to work for you. They just don't have the power...hence why they are called "trimmers" not clippers.
 

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Thanks for the advice, I guess I'll just drop the $150 and get the Andes. With as little as I'll use them they should last quite awhile.

Do I need 2 speed? or do they make a 1 speed unit that will work for me?
 

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Yes, if properly cared for, they will last longer than the life of the dog, for sure. Maybe your daughter would split the cost with you, as they would work WAY better on her cockapoo as well...
 

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Maybe your daughter would split the cost with you, as they would work WAY better on her cockapoo as well...

She is a poor college student so I don't think she'll split the cost, I have no doubt that she'll use mine on the cockapoo though.
 
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