Exploring the Difference between Chunkers and Texturising Dog Grooming Scissors.

Comparing the difference between a Chunker and a Texturising Scissor.

The terms used for these two different types of dog grooming scissors, tend to be confused and misused. It is important for a dog groomer to understand that each scissor type will help create a different finish to a dog's coat.


What are Chunkers?

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 have a wider gap between each tooth.

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

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

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


It is advised that these scissors are used with caution and precision. Used incorrectly may result in the removal of too much hair and affect the finish on the dog.

Chunker are not recommended for trainee dog groomers, however, they are an important scissor and will be very useful once the trainee dog groomer as gained the experience and confidence. 


What are Dog Grooming Texturising Scissors?

Texturising dog grooming shears are just as their name suggests. These dog grooming scissors are designed to give a soft and creamy textured finish on a correctly prepared coat.

The length of a texturising scissor can vary between 7" to 9" in length and the number of teeth ranging from 16 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.

Left Handed texturising dog grooming scissor-dog grooming scissor by Abbfabb Grooming Scissors Ltd
Left Handed texturising dog grooming scissor-dog grooming scissor by Abbfabb Grooming Scissors Ltd


This type of dog grooming scissor can help a dog groomer to create a natural, soft and textured finish to a coat. This finish is different to the sharp tailored finished achieved with a straight or curved dog grooming scissor.


To view the Abbfabb's Collection of Chunkers and Texturising Dog Grooming Scissors, please click here.


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