The answer to this question is simple...Yes there is a difference.


The terms used for these dog grooming scissors tend to be confused and used incorrectly. To understand the difference between a Chunker and a Texturising scissor, it is important to discuss each shear type and the finish they will help to produce on a correctly prepared coat.

So firstly;

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. These scissors are designed to create a chunky or choppy appearance. 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. A texturising dog grooming scissor is a more versatile scissor compared to a chunker, as they are able to add a finish to the coat and can help remove any unwanted bulk. These dog grooming scissors leave a soft, textured finish to a coat. This finish is different to the sharp tailored finished achieved with a straight blade scissor.

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Final thoughts;

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