Meet Brando. He is a Norwich Terrier. He has a double coat which consists of the top guard hair and the soft undercoat.
A simple de-shedding is the only thing that's really called for. The amount of undercoat that I have here is after 15mins of brushing just his left side.
I wish that I took a before shot because he looked rotund compared to his svelte after picture !
I think Brando looks cute the way he is above, but I was asked to clean him up, so this picture is after I've trimmed his face, chest etc.
I like to leave them still looking natural and not "groomed", so there are no definite grooming cut lines on the face.
I recently received a YELP review of one star :0(
"Well his cut was adorable. But my dog ended up in the doggy Emergency Room with a mysterious injury that required anti-inflamatories and pain medicine."
So I thought I would take this opportunity to write about sensitive dog skin and clipper rash. I will write about clipper burns on a separate post as this is not something that occurs when using a machines similar to my Clipper Vac .
If after a groom your pup starts to show discomfort by licking an area, scooting and/or show a visible rash, it is important to sooth the area with vaseline or neosporin. This will help keep your dog from further scratching, scooting and biting the area and prevent further irritation. Also let me or your groomer know about this so the event is noted in grooming notes. This allows the groomer to make adjustments specifically for your pet.
The owner wanted Molly to look Bichon, so together we came up with a long term plan. For this visit, the plan was to remove the mats. So I pushed the mats out as far away from the skin as possible. I then shaved the mats off. Surprisingly, I was able to keep 1/2" of hair. (it's usually 1/4 - 1/8" that can be saved) Regarding Molly's muzzle, there was nothing I can do but to wait until it grew out.
I groomed two yorkies this Saturday. They are sisters, Kira and Pinot. I was able to take some quick pictures as I have never had two dogs at a time. Although there is typically no waiting for another dog to get groomed at COIFFURE, it does happen when there are more than one dog in the family and they are brought in at the same time.
Myra & Sophie dog