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Either pics of a cute pet clip you've done on a dog you've groomed... or a cut you'd have your dog be in.

Lincoln and Tsuki are due for trims. I wanted to grow them out over the winter but with their coats still changing (they're about a year) I want it short and simple.

Thanks!!
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You're correct, thats a modern Harley Chick.

I like a nice lamb clip for an easy pet style, Almost the same length all over with slightly longer but well blended in legs. There are all sorts of variations on the lamb when it comes to how well blended you want to do the legs. Le'me see if I can dig up some photos... I may have one or two. I know Aiden just put her boy in one, it's in the photo section.
 

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Here we go (click on them, the pictures get bigger)


This is a well blended lamb, hand scissor all over (but you can do it shorter and get the exact same look) that I was going to grow out into a modern... then another groomer ruined it.



Shorter lamb clip with moustache. This is a #2 snap on comb or a #4 blade on the body- can't remember which just now, and a 0 gaurd just skimmed down the outside of the legs. This is one of my favorite lengths for a lamb clip 2 G body, 0 G legs or scissor well blended.


Jazz in a same length all over - not a lamb clip but still cute. It's about an inch in length.


Same dog as the first in a more Miami... well kinda. It ws the best I could do to try and fix what the previous groomer did. Arrggg! Anyhow, it's a cute style I think. This one has a crest also, meaning the hair on the back of the neck is longer than the body and scissored to be blended in, gives a more elegant neckline = more style. The body length here is another 2 snap on comb, my fav length for still fluffy but almost no brushing required so doesn't matt.
 

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Top two are mostly unblended lamb trims if you want to name them. First one was Saleen's first haircut and the second was taken about 6 weeks later.


Now that her coat is begining to change this is what Saleen looks like now. It's a #4 on the body and a 0 snap on skimmed on the legs with tight scissoring to blend. You could call this clip a lot of things. The ears were shaved with a 10 blade two months prior.
 

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Harley chik,

From The Kalstone grooming book;
"The modern clip most closely resembles the American Lamb clip, but is exicuted with a european flair" The book also notes that there is to a be a clean unbroken line from topknot to base of tail with no seperation between hindquaters and mane.

So basicly it is a stylized lamb clip.

Here it is important to note that here in the US many groomer A) don't leave a crest on any poodle, and B) are in the habit of making the legs much more obviously full than the body. Meaning that many many groomers here don't know the difference (or for that matter reconize one) between the town and county (shaved body, full legs with split between the leg so it isn;t a banded clip), and the lamb clip. You could never shave the body and leve big puffy legs rounded at the hips and shoulder and call that a modern. Likewise you could not call a clip where the groomer began the clipperwork at the base of the skull and clipper the neck the same length as the body a modern.

From the Kalstone book again (begining instructions for the lamb clip)
"starting at the base of the skull and cliping towards the tail use the snap on comb attackment to shorter the hair on the back and sides of the neck and down the back to the tail"

Does that help?
 
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