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Old 01-30-2014, 06:13 PM
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I groom my own dogs. But I am not a professional groomer by any means. I take scissors to Zander's underline and feet. Otherwise I bathe and might blow dry him with my own hair dryer to tame cowlicks. That is really it. Lol.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:27 PM
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Well. I own a cheap clipper that I use to do a sanitary trim a couple times a year and shave out any mats that form in Pip's feathers when I do a crappy job of keeping up with combing/brushing them (which is always). And I use it to get his toe hair under control from time to time.

Does that count?
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:56 PM
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If I had a breed that needed a lot of grooming, I'd learn to... but as of yet I've not had a reason!

I can groom my two hairy dogs, but I don't think that counts quite the same lol. All they need is blow drying and feet and ear tidying. Although many people can't do that, so maybe it counts a little bit. And I just groom them how I like them. Almost a show groom, except I skip any extra fluffing. I like my dogs sleek. But I did learn how to properly show groom Journ this past summer. Not perfectly, but well enough. Just need more practice for any future shows.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:59 PM
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I'm in the process of learning to show groom Snitch.

And I can show groom german shepherds, although they're exceptionally easy IMO. I groomed a male who went on to BOB that day.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:54 PM
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I can bathe, brush, and blow out double coated breeds (easy, though with coated breeds there is more to doing it correctly), do sanitary trim, and can trim and shape feet. I do Macky and Ollie's feet pretty often. Macky gets clipped down by a pro, though. I have very little desire to learn to clip.
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I know how to groom American Cockers and English Cockers since I had spaniels for many years.

I have also dealt with grooming a rough collie due to having Miss Maeve.

Now I am spoiled with wash and wear coats
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:58 AM
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I'm learning to groom. First and foremost I am the washer/dryer but whenever she has time she's teaching me. It's just pet grooming, mostly oodles with some breed trims.

It's bloody hard. And whereas a year ago I couldn't care less how a dog was groomed, now every time I see a freshly groomed dog I have to critique it in my head.
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For those with Aussies, shelties, or other "fluffy" breeds, what goes into show grooming?
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For those with Aussies, shelties, or other "fluffy" breeds, what goes into show grooming?

Trimming ears, feet, nub and hawk hair on Aussies. (Which is an art in and of itself too much off no good, too much left no good. Feet get shaped, how you trim the ears can be dictated by ear set etc) Then there's the line brushing and trying to train the hair to lay flat and straight, etc. Aussies are pretty wash and wear compared to some. A good drier is a must. LOL

Snitch should be interesting, I'm going to have to train myself to love line brushing.
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. All they need is blow drying and feet and ear tidying. Although many people can't do that, so maybe it counts a little bit.
Yeah that definitely counts, haha. I know a lot of retrievers with pompoms for ears . Can't imagine how they stand it if the dog gets into burrs. And the slipper feet that pick up snowballs and mud...

My grooming isn't all that pretty but it keeps her reasonably neat so, win
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