Thank you Pat, Evelyn & NewChiDad.
Pat, I only cut the tips too. They are much more tolerant to that. When I try to go short, it seems to scare them. I haven't found any benefit to them being real short. With my troop anyway. Doing it while your baby is sleeping is an awesome idea.
NewChiDad, my 4 are not fond of clothing. They will tolerate it, but are happier in their birthday suit.
I use clothes and hats for pics. They are super cute.
They would wear the hoods on walks, but would prefer to be free of restriction. Our weather here doesn't constitute forced clothing, so their never ending wardrobe is for quick pics only.