My Asta is so bad at grooming (entirely my fault for not grooming him more as a puppy) and after a week I have just finished up (very short sessions) I used a 7 blade this time and it seems almost too short, but know how quickly it will grow out. My DH said he looked really poodley. Best compliment I could have received! I would share a picture but he is my black blob (I have a cheapo camera) and like Lily cd re, he is really shy when it comes to photos. Almost as much trouble as grooming - LOL. I wonder how this boy hasn't learned to be more still when grooming, as he is such a good help to me at all other times. I need more patience, an enduring fault of mine.