Can someone tell me what a good grooming kit would be? I am really looking more for clippers. I know there are some cheap ones that work crappy but I am looking for ones that work really well. I'd appreciate any help. Even if it is only what NOT to buy. Thanks.
Shears 8 1/2 inch curved 6 1/2 curved straight edge 8 inch straight inch 6 inch 3 1/2 inch blunt nose scissors ( I use these for everything!, feet, anal area, terrier corner eye trimming, front of ear, shave ear edging etc.) Thining shears, I like the medium size. ( you have have these for your terrier breeds) Hemo stats for ear hair pulling...a serious must! ( not curved)
Other equipt....aka... tackbox contents Blades at the least to function, ceramic edge if they have them, they stay cooler longer:
2 Oster Golden A-5 clippers ( 1 to switch out with a same or different blade size to make grooming faster) 2 - #40 blades 1 - #30 or #35 blade 1 - #15 blade These 3 clip very close, .................................... 2 - #10 blades 2 - #7 blades 2 - #5 blades 2 - #4 blades 1 - #3 blade
2 or 3 blade trays to hold your blades safely within your tack box. ( drop a blade or your scissors and they are ruined completely. They get out of alienment)
Tackbox (The one I use at home is a toolbox from walmart for 10 or 12 dollars. I have an actual tackbox for groomers that I take to the shows, also can be bought at Care-a-lot) Pin brush 1 can cool lube Universal Slicker brush 2 combs, stainless steel - 1 all wide tooth, 1 with 1/2 wide tooth, 1/2 close tooth. Cotton balls clipper oil - tube Blade wash Human hair clips (hold back hair that is not to be cut, example - yorkie topknot, drapping, ear fringe. etc) 2 Nail clippers - 1 for sm breed and 1 for lrg breed blood stop Matt breaker ( White plastic handle with curved blades, can be switched at blades for a left handed person) sm travelers kit baby power ( for tender areas shaved to avoid clipper burn - belly, under tail, throat of white, apricot and crea, colored dogs) 1 sm tube triple anti biotic 1 sm tube A&D diaper rash med. ( for places you razor burned - No-one is perfect and not every dog is perfect on a table)
***Edited By: JOcquelle on 11/7/2006 6:27:32 AM*** Reason: spell
My groomer, who I think is wonderful, uses Andis clippers with Oster ceramic blades. She likes the Andis because you can by replacement parts for almost every part on them and she thinks they are easier to clean.