Grooming the Australian Shepherd?

Sharpi

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Any good articles I can find to groom and Australian Shepherd for showing? Thanks in advanced!
 

Keechak

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Well there are quite a few different opinions on grooming for the show ring, I preach the natural look with no artificial enhancers. I trim ears, paws and tail and I take off any odd stray hairs to neaten them up a bit. In general Aussies are shown with whiskers on so don't remove those.

Here are some videos made by an Aussie Senior Breeder Judge for grooming for the show ring
Grooming/trimming Ears
Trimming the dock
 

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Thanks a lot! What kind of grooming supplies might I need to groom him properly?
I know I need a slicker brush, straight scissors, thinning shears, a table for grooming, some sort of blow dryer? What kind of blow dryer, and anything else
 

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Your best bet is to find someone local that also shows, and get their help with grooming in person. There are some things that are better explained that way. My friend shows goldens and all three have different shampoos, drying methods (one air dries, one is hand dried with a dryer, and one wears a suit and goes in a cage dryer) and different trimming tricks.
 

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Keep your Australian Shepherd looking great with the grooming information on this web site. With the proper grooming tools and knowledge that is provided here you can groom your Aussie. Grooming does takes practice. Hair grows back! So do not be afraid to attempt to keep your dog feeling good and looking great.

here on this website:
http://www.sealevelaussies.com/groom/grooming.htm
 

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