I'm going to do my own puppy cuts starting this year. I purchased a set of clippers that I've tested out and since returned due to maltese hair texture issues. So I've researched and found what I think will be a good set for the fine hair of the maltese. They were more than I wanted to spend, but other maltese owners seem to be happy. Aside from my avatar, here is another shot of one of my girls and her long hair. I should have the clippers this week and will be chopping off her hair next weekend. My other maltese has shorter hair so it won't be as drastic a change. Hope I don't chicken out or end up shaving her bald and patchy. Please post pics of your short puppy cuts or any suggestions. Thanks!