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CTPaul
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Setter shaving

Post by CTPaul » Thu May 22, 2014 8:29 pm

How short do you trim your Setters in the summer? The Pete is getting a trim in a week and I was wondering what length you guys trim to.

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Re: Setter shaving

Post by Moulders Farm » Thu May 22, 2014 10:35 pm

My dogs are outside & I never trim except the fethering & under arms if you trim to much they can sun burn . they need hair to preven sun burn the whiter they are it is worse for sun burn . I bought Lucky in Texas . when I brought her to Mo. my vet warned me to have plenty of shade because her hair was so thin . If you live where the sun is hot & bright be carefull

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Re: Setter shaving

Post by Gertie » Thu May 22, 2014 11:09 pm

I leave feathering alone on front legs and the tail (except the bottom 2 inches) but everything else I run over with a 1/2 inch guard. I only do it twice a year (early and late summer). Keeps her a little cooler without exposing her to sunburn. Also, a little Cowboy Magic or Show Sheen in the feathering will help keep the burrs out. The price you pay for all those pretty flag points :wink:
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Re: Setter shaving

Post by shags » Fri May 23, 2014 5:18 am

I use a #10 blade all over, except for ears, flag, and front leg feathering, which get scissored to whatever looks good. First clip is in late April-early May before the sun gets hot, then again in August or early September.

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Re: Setter shaving

Post by PntrRookie » Fri May 23, 2014 5:33 am

#10 blade everywhere except the tail flag and a little behind the front legs. We train through the summer so they get clipped around 4x per year.

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Post by CTPaul » Fri May 23, 2014 5:38 am

Thanks folks.

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Re: Setter shaving

Post by RYNO » Fri May 23, 2014 11:25 am

For you folks that have to shave your setters, did they have the long coat right away? Mine is almost 1.5 years old and has a fairly short coat, no shaving required...yet. just curious if it will fill in later? I'm hopeful it stays as is. Here's all 32lbs of her.

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Re: Setter shaving

Post by PntrRookie » Fri May 23, 2014 11:43 am

Mine filled in right away. I run against some setters that have very fine coats and rarely need to be shaved.

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Post by CTPaul » Fri May 23, 2014 12:24 pm

Ryno if I didn't know better I'd think that is my setter in your photo. Any grouse ridge in her?

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Post by RYNO » Fri May 23, 2014 5:40 pm

CTPaul wrote:Ryno if I didn't know better I'd think that is my setter in your photo. Any grouse ridge in her?
No Grouse Ridge on the pedigree.

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Re: Setter shaving

Post by Grange » Sun May 25, 2014 4:20 pm

For those of you that use a #10 blade are you also using a guard or just the blade. I finished shaving my setter with an Oster A5 2 speed. it has a #10 blade, but I used a 1/4 inch guard.

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Re: Setter shaving

Post by shags » Sun May 25, 2014 5:45 pm

Just the blade.

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Re: Setter shaving

Post by PntrRookie » Sun May 25, 2014 9:02 pm

shags wrote:Just the blade.
^ ditto

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