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I have a silver toy poodle and I'd like to learn to groom her myself. Which scissors do you recommend? I'm a complete novice. I've heard you should stick to small scissors with a toy. Do you think 7.5 would be OK? I'd like to invest in a good "for-life" pair of scissors. I'd sure appreciate your thoughts.
 

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Ages ago I bought 7 1/2" scissors , $17 off at Petco they have rounded safety tips. I love them
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I have three toy poodles and a chi mix they are a good size for them
 

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Hi, is your intention to do the whole trim with scissors?

Generally a clipper will make things much simpler for the main clipping and scissors are for specific areas and finishing work.

How old is your pup and has there been professional grooming exposure already?
 

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Hi, is your intention to do the whole trim with scissors?

Generally a clipper will make things much simpler for the main clipping and scissors are for specific areas and finishing work.

How old is your pup and has there been professional grooming exposure already?
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Thank you Rose n Poos! The scissors would be to shape the face and tail. I bought the Wahl Bravura clippers for her body and feet.

She is 15 weeks old and has been groomed by her breeder muliple times. Photo of my little girl attached (for some reason I can't get the photo to embed in this post).
 

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The image is a pdf file so that's probably why it won't embed. I hope you don't mind. I "printed" the image to OneNote and then copied it as an image to post here. That beautiful face must be seen!

Best of luck in your grooming adventures!

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The image is a pdf file so that's probably why it won't embed. I hope you don't mind. I "printed" the image to OneNote and then copied it as an image to post here. That beautiful face must be seen!

Best of luck in your grooming adventures!

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Thank you! I ended up ordering Gator curved shears in 6.5. Also FYI everyone, some of the items on PetEdge are significantly less expensive than on Amazon. E.g., I saved about $100 on the clippers by using PetEdge instead of Amazon.
 

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Thank you Rose n Poos! The scissors would be to shape the face and tail. I bought the Wahl Bravura clippers for her body and feet.

She is 15 weeks old and has been groomed by her breeder muliple times. Photo of my little girl attached (for some reason I can't get the photo to embed in this post).
Your dog is so pretty. May I make a suggestion about using scissors on the face? If you are going to groom the face like the photo that Rose n Poos shared for you, since that's a close groom, it is much easier to do with a small clipper with a low setting for low vibration. Everyone has their faves. It is so easy to cut your dog with scissors when you're not used to cutting hair. I'd practice with scissors on the body first. And make sure you always can see the tips of your scissors. If your tip is underneath the hair, you can't see what your cutting and can cut your dog. Hope this helps.
 

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Your dog is so pretty. May I make a suggestion about using scissors on the face? If you are going to groom the face like the photo that Rose n Poos shared for you, since that's a close groom, it is much easier to do with a small clipper with a low setting for low vibration. Everyone has their faves. It is so easy to cut your dog with scissors when you're not used to cutting hair. I'd practice with scissors on the body first. And make sure you always can see the tips of your scissors. If your tip is underneath the hair, you can't see what your cutting and can cut your dog. Hope this helps.
Thank you Buddyrose! I appreciate your tips! That's helpful to know. I'll be sure to also watch a few Youtube videos so that I can see how it's done.

My pup is already starting to clear and she's only 14 weeks old. I'm eager to start to get a somewhat uniform color on her.
 
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