Is there a difference between Chunkers and Texturising Dog Grooming Scissors or are they the same scissor?

Simply the answer to this frequently asked question, is yes there is a difference between the Chunker and the Texturising Scissor.

The terms used for these two different types of dog grooming scissors tend to be confused and used incorrectly. To understand the difference between a Chunker and a Texturising Dog Grooming Scissor, it is important to discuss each shear type and the finish they will help to produce on a dog’s coat.


The Chunker

Traditionally, the Chunker typically is between 5" and 6.5" in length and will have between 10 and 15 large teeth. This dog grooming scissor will also have a wider gap between each tooth.

Chunker for dog groomers-texturising dog grooming scissor by Abbfabb Grooming Scissors Ltd

This type of dog grooming scissor is designed to create a very natural chunky or choppy finish on a dog coat. For example, on a West Highland White or Cairn Terrier head, used with extreme caution, will add a natural chunky finish. It does go without saying at this point, that preparation is as important as the scissor.

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The Texturising Dog Grooming Scissor

Texturising shears are just as their name suggests. These shears are designed to give a soft, creamy textured finish on a correctly prepared coat. The length of a texturising scissor will vary between 7" to 9" in length and the number of teeth will range from 18 to 30.

Texturising dog grooming scissor-chunker-dog grooming scissors by Abbfabb Grooming Scissors Ltd

A texturising dog grooming scissor is a more versatile scissor compared to a chunker, as they are able to add a softer natural finish to a dog's coat and where necessary, can help remove any unwanted bulk. The finish which this type of scissor produces is different to the sharp tailored finished achieved with a straight or curved dog grooming scissor.

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Final thoughts;


Both the Chunker and the Texturising Dog Grooming scissor are fantastic dog grooming tools which offer superb finishes. It is important for a dog groomer to asses which coat type they will be working on and choose the appropriate dog grooming scissor. Both dog grooming scissors are essential in the ever growing world of dog grooming.