when i put a golden in a puppy cut. first bath and blow out the coat. for most goldens i do a 0 clip on the butt and tummy. 2 clip down the back of the front legs. skim the chest and tidy up tummy fringes. on others, if they are much hairier, then i might run an A comb through the body including chest. scissor up the tail so that it is proportional to the body. that's my average puppy cut. there may be variations due to owners wishes. but it is important to get that loose undercoat out or it will be choppy.
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