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Grooming the neck

I am trying to achieve a gorgeous, smooth neck like this:




Here is what I am working with.



Any tips? Do I use thinning shears? Clippers? Technique? I'm guessing they are not taking off any length, but thinning and blending. I'll take any advice!

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Start without a tennis ball.... LOL!! And no clippers! I use a little dog gel (very little) and blow dry down using thinning shears sparingly under the coat to remove the puffiness and on the very tips of the fluffy ends to get the nice visual results.
Others probably do it different but I'm just starting and learning as I go! Good luck, sure is pretty!!

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I like a more natural look, so I prefer the way your dog looks now (he's very handsome) to the style in the first picture.


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I like a more natural look, so I prefer the way your dog looks now (he's very handsome) to the style in the first picture.
I agree. I wouldn't use thinning sheers. Maybe try a fine 000 comb


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Trim a golden??? Why??
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He looks perfect the way he is. The first picture looks too much like a lab.

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I second Jessie's Girl, newport & The Z's.


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Looks like has some sort of hair product.

The ruff around the neck one of the features that makes a golden... a golden

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Sorry i can't give you advice, I just wanted to say I love how your boy looks now.
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