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Old 11-15-2012, 11:27 AM
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Golden retriever hair cut

I took a golden off a friends hands due to family issues. He is a good dog we had a good first go during teal season. Did ok he just needs a little work and some more hunts. Which are coming soon.

My question is does anybody have a good way to give him a decent haircut. When I bath him I take my game shears and hack off the extra long hair. He comes out looking like he picked a fight with a weed wacker.

I have a set of clippers I use on my fine hair cuts and thought I could give it a go with that on a long guard.

Any help with DIY grooming would be great.

If you can't tell I have only had labs up till now so no grooming had be required.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:40 AM
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You don't cut a golden's hair. They're hippies and proud of it!

Seriously, just keep them brushed.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:37 PM
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a good dog groomer!!
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:14 PM
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Re: Golden retriever hair cut

its cold outside what the heck are youi cutting his hair for wait till hes out of the water for the season
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:40 PM
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Re: Golden retriever hair cut

I haven't cut much just trimmed up the stupid long stuff on the backs of his legs and belly.

He with get a real cut from a groomer in feb.
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Re: Golden retriever hair cut

Don't turn the poor guy into a "foofo golden"....think of his respect when other dogs see him and laugh and snicker..... ... D Duck is right Goldens are "the hippies".

Seriously we used to just brush them and IF needed cut out the real messes of stickers and hitch hikers they would get into.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:51 PM
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He taught that danged golden to type!

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Old 09-02-2013, 02:45 PM
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:10 PM
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Re: Golden retriever hair cut

Get a GOOD pair of clippers. Seriously. What it costs for one grooming session at a groomers, you can buy a good pair of clippers. I have a toller that I clip in the summer....I use scissors to cut the length, using my fingers with hair between the fingers against the skin and cut the hair that sticks up. That shortens it considerably. Then i'll use the clippers. I have a poor set of clippers that get the job done, but it will over heat and trip the breaker sometimes, especially if I don't trim him first like described above.

Wash him first. if he's anything like my boy is, then he's probably very oily (most retrievers are anyway). You don't want to gunk up your clippers quick with oily hair.

Start with the longest guard then work your way shorter. The first cut of the summer takes me close to two hours from start to finish (I have a hard time getting some areas since Kenzie doesn't like some areas touched with a clipper). After that, it's a breeze every two-three weeks I re-trim him. Easy. Saves you LOTS of money from the groomer.

I too did the scissor route. My dad first saw him after I finished and though Kenzie felt so much better because he wasn't so hot, my dad's response was WHAT THE **** DID YOU DO TO YOUR DOG? And the vet asked me if I was trying to make him spotted like a leopard (and I've not lived that down and don't expect I ever will).
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Re: Golden retriever hair cut

I had a beautiful golden female a couple of decades back, and I shaved her one summer thinking it would be easier for her to keep cool. It looked rediculous!

She ended up developing a complex and wouln't leave the house for 3 months!

DON'T SHAVE A GOLDEN
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I had a beautiful golden female a couple of decades back, and I shaved her one summer thinking it would be easier for her to keep cool. It looked rediculous!

She ended up developing a complex and wouldn't leave the house for 3 months!

DON'T SHAVE A GOLDEN
LOL!!!!.....Don't worry Don our old Himalayan long hair Siamese would do the same thing after he got shaved to look like a lion.......I think the others would laugh at him in "cat lingo".....
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