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On my way to the groomers choice store in Tampa Florida which is about two hours away from me. Most important thing on my list is the k-9 II dryer!! So excited! my poor wallet may have an ugly ding in it when I leave there lol :-)


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Im in Fla, i wish i could join you.
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That was fun... They didnt have the dryer but it will be there wed or thur so I have to go back and get it... Bought a bunch of other stuff.

It's not as big as I expected but they did have everything I was looking for...

How far from Tampa are you jacamar?


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I didnt even know about Groomer's Choice. I'll have to stop by! Do they carry Chris Christensen?

I almost got a K9-II two weeks ago, even had it in the online shopping cart, but opted for the CC Kool Dry instead.
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I don't think they had CC stuff... If you go to groomerschoice.com they pretty much had all the supplies and tools and some equipment but of course not the dryer. How do u like the cc dryer? I chose k9 ii bc my little metro Air Force commander takes an hour plus to dry a standard or the doodles I groom. Is that cc dryer pretty powerful?


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The Kool Dry Seems pretty powerful to me, but I am a newbie at grooming so I cant make comparisons. Before I got it last week, I had only ever used my own hair dryer on Panda. Since Panda is not used to a real dryer, I didnt try to turn it up much; I just wanted him to get used to it. Looking at the specs, it doesnt compare to the K9-II as far as air volume. Which Commander do you have? The Kool Dry is listed at 114 Cubic feet of air per minute. The smallest Commander (The 1.17 horse power motor) is 85 CFM, so the Kool Dry moves 34% more air than that, assuming the companies use comparable measuring techniques (not always a valid assumption).

If you are a pro groomer, you may need/want the more powerful K9-II. I realized that its rated at 17 Amps and my upstairs circuit breakers are only 15 Amps so it would likely blow a fuse. If you have a shop, I would guess you have plenty of juice for the dryer. I also read so many comments that said the K9s sound like a jet taking off. I decided I didnt want to deal with a lot of noise and worrying about hearing protection for Panda so that was another reason I went for the Kool Dry.

One good thing about the Kool Dry though, its variable speed, so thats good for scared dogs.
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I tried a CC Kool Dry at a dog show and it is very powerful and so nice and quiet. I just got a new Metro stand dryer which is an HV and force dryer. Super powerful but oh so noisy. MP3 player for me and cotton in the ears for the dogs.
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I have the 4hp commander... It's fine for small dogs or short coats but drying a standard poodle with a fair amnt of hair or a doodle is nuts... I'm fairly new too. I have made a career change recently (huge change lol) and for now my shop is home :-) 1-2 dogs a day. Also I've been lucky enough to get the opportunity to apprentice under one of the best competitive groomers in the country...so I try to get in there at least a couple times a week (although the holidays have really messed me up and not quite back on track yet).

Was it u a couple months that didnt go to fun in the sun trade show Bc panda was young and u didnt wanna leave him home alone to long? I seem to recall that (at least I think I do lol)


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I tried a CC Kool Dry at a dog show and it is very powerful and so nice and quiet. I just got a new Metro stand dryer which is an HV and force dryer. Super powerful but oh so noisy. MP3 player for me and cotton in the ears for the dogs.
Lol I thought MP3 was standard procedure for all 😜

I bought happy hoodies today 😃

I need a stand dryer too but gonna get this k-9 II first


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I have the 4hp commander... It's fine for small dogs or short coats but drying a standard poodle with a fair amnt of hair or a doodle is nuts... I'm fairly new too. I have made a career change recently (huge change lol) and for now my shop is home :-) 1-2 dogs a day. Also I've been lucky enough to get the opportunity to apprentice under one of the best competitive groomers in the country...so I try to get in there at least a couple times a week (although the holidays have really messed me up and not quite back on track yet).

Was it u a couple months that didnt go to fun in the sun trade show Bc panda was young and u didnt wanna leave him home alone to long? I seem to recall that (at least I think I do lol)


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If you have the 4 HP commander, that should have slightly more power than a Kool Dry. So, you are looking for a lot of power!

Yes, you remember correctly about me not going to Fun In The Sun because Panda was so young. Good memory! Now there is a pet photography class this Saturday I want to go to, but its 6 hours long so I will skip it because of Panda. Ironic, eh?

Congrats on your new career. Grooming a dog or two a day sounds so fun! I dream of doing that as a part-time "retirement" career some day but I know grooming every day is hard on the body so it may not go well with being old LOL.
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