In the meantime, look what I did today! This beauty is a Komondor owned by a long time client. It takes YEARS to shape these dread locks and Jill works very hard at it. This big boy is Reign and he is 7 years old male. He is an AKC champion and it has come time to make life a little more comfortable for him and easier for his owner so Jill asked me if I would do the honor and take off a few inches. I have so dreamed of this moment! I am in total awe of her ability to maintain this hardo but at the same time my itchy dog groomer fingers want to just shave him! Alas, I will have to defer my dream of shaving. It was quite difficult to make the first cut for Jill as you can't go back once you cut. Just like an angora show coat!
Jill and I plannng our course of action.
Yikes! The first cut!
Granted, not my best work but Reign had a hard time standing for long periods of time. We did cut 5 lbs of locks which made both the dog and owner happier.