Any recommendations re: thinning shears welcomed. I understand they can be pricey but I've come to believe that the cheap-o's that I (unwisely) bought somewhere are likely incapable of delivering a decent result regardless of my skill or lack thereof. We don't show but I take him in for a show groom every 4-8 weeks with breeder/exhibitor and he looks fabulous. They've let me watch and they've coached me too. I will never achieve their expertise but I continue to try to keep him looking good in between his salon visits. My hope is this gives you an idea of level I'm at. Thanks in advance.