What a lovely mix of different sorts of dogs I’ve been grooming.
Saphire Border Collie
What a lovely dog. Sapphire has been on a diet and has now reached her target weight. Mum decided to treat her to some pampering. Sapphire had a bath blow dry and a good coat de shedding. After removing all that coat she looked even more slim lined and smelled gorgeous.
Lovely to see Oliver again, he gets so hairy so quickly, therefore he needs a new hair do every 8 weeks. His mum likes to keep his coat very short. Oliver is a Bichon cross .
Puppy alert, Alfie Schnauzer what a handsome little dog. I like to groom puppies straight away to get them used to the whole grooming process. Therefore I consider this should be part of their socialisation training. This will help them for every trip to the groomers in the future. Also this will help with going to the vets as well, because they are happy to be up on the table.
The lovely Lola Cavalier, such a sweet little girl. Her owners like to have her clipped very short, which suits their life style. I am happy to groom your dog how you want it, not just to breed standard, your dog your choice.
I love being a dog groomer
It’s so rewarding being a dog groomer, you get to see a wide range of dogs and help them look great, smell great and feel comfortable. Here are a few of dogs I have been grooming;
Lovely to see Poppy Working Cocker Spaniel, Poppy is scared of clippers, so we did a very natural strip and scissor, just a very short intro to grooming session which went really well. Such a sweet girl.
Next up was Florry Bichon Frise, she is such a pretty dog. I used a mix of clipping and scissoring. Florry suffers from a bit of separation anxiety so a low stress environment with her mum there is ideal for her.
Brenji Tiara dog is such a happy dog, he is however a wriggler, but you can’t help love him 🙂
Isis, the super elegant Shetland Sheepdog, just needed a wash blow dry and a little tidy up.
Bella Cocker Spaniel came in a very hairy young lady, so she got the full works. She still likes to look like a Spaniel though so a clip and scissor leaving feathers on her. In true Spaniel style, she came in with twigs in her ears 🙂
A Bunch of Border Collies to groom
Just to make a change I’ve had a little run on Border Collies to groom.
First up was Ben, a lovely old Border Collie who was getting a bit smelly, so all he wanted was a really good brush and bath and we didn’t want our photo taking as we were a little bit grumpy and at 16 with arthritis who can blame him. His owners struggle to bath him, as he isn’t keen on the whole clean water thing, so we got him looking and smelling lovely.
Next was Baily & Callie, what gorgeous Border Collies and a delight to groom. Again just a bath, blow dry and this time a good raking out of the undercoat, they were going away on holiday and wanted to look and smell their best. It’s always much nicer to travel with a sweet smelling dog 🙂
I love being a dog groomer
Some more lovely dogs that I have had the pleasure of grooming.
Morse the Cocker Spaniel.
Morse Cocker Spaniel wanted a very natural hair do so I didn’t clip him at all. First off a nice shower to get him squeaky clean then lots of scissoring and raking out all his dead hair. Mum asked for a slightly longer chest next time, which I’m happy to do.
This goes to show you don’t need to clip all the hair off to make a dog look good. I think he looks a really handsome Cocker Spaniel after his groom.
Proud to be a dog groomer
Dilly and Chunky
Next up for a doggy spa session, we had Dilly and Chunky, lovely to see the little Jack Russell x Bichons again. They are a perfect example of how different cross breeds can turn out. Their coats are so different, Dilly is much more Bichon, where as Chunky you couldn’t tell there is any Bichon in him at all….
I forgot to take a before photo of Chunky, but you can see him on the floor here
Betty and Bindy
More little siblings, Betty and Bindy, again Jack Russell cross Bichons what a coincidence! Again both have very different coats. You can see Bindy has a very curly Bichon coat, but Betty has very fine silky hair.
Little Dogs I’ve been Grooming
It’s been a week of grooming lovely little dogs. They have all been so good and a delight to groom.
Welcome to Fancy Fidos Arty Cavalier, a little dog with a big smile. Arty wanted a very natural looking groom and his mum was very happy with his smarter look. He was such a delight to groom.
Next little dogs were Bobo and Oliver for another pampering session, they are Bichon crosses that I groom regularly. For Bichons and their crosses its a good idea to get them groomed about every 8 – 12 weeks.
A very hairy Oliver
Look at that face 🙂
Thats better Oliver
Oliver’s brother Bobo
There, thats better Bobo
Sparky, looking very lion like 🙂
I have also groomed some pure Bichons as well this week.
Alice Bichon, what a lovely little dog, absolutely gorgeous but does suffer from separation anxiety.
We went for a very natural look rather than the Bichon breed standard.
Dear shy little Sophie Bichon, she is so timid, she does like a cuddle though. She is such a lovely little dog.
It was lovely to see young Brenji pup again, Brenji is a Tiara Dog and is a bit of a wriggler, but so handsome (when he isn’t pulling faces).
Next up was Lilly Norfolk Terrier, she had a good tidy up with a light strip. Stripping is a method for some breeds to keep a nice coarse coat with a good colour. It does take longer than clipping but can make your dog look fantastic and very natural.
Peggy labradoodle had quiet a few matts so we did the best we could. Lovely girl 🙂
Now doesn’t that feel better Peggy
Stan the lovely Labrador needed a spruce up as they were having visitors who are allergic to dogs, so I gave him a good few shampoos and raked and raked that undercoat.
Just look at that face 🙂
The lovely Quincy poodle came in for a pamper as well, what a dear old boy. A nice little tidy up 🙂
Sophie before her groom
Another visit by the lovely Sophie. Sophie is a very timid Bichon Frise Her owner likes her to be clipped pretty short as her hair grows so fast and matts so easily. Sophie is so timid I really feel for her and try to make things as light hearted as possible giving lots of praise and fuss as I’m going along. This is her second visit and she seemed more confident than the previous visit which is great.
As you can see she could only just peep out through the hair on her face also she had various matts on her face, so I had to take the hair on her face down further than normal. She had very grubby paws, but with all the rain we have been having and everywhere being muddy thats not much of a surprise 🙂
She need a couple of good lathers with a shampoo designed for white coats and an anti tangle conditioner. After getting nice and dry I did a combination of clipping and scissoring on her coat and clipped her nails as they were also getting pretty long.
Sophie after her groom
Sophie can see again 🙂
What a great day 🙂
I spent the whole morning in the BaDDogz training field, helping with agility and obedience classes, then grooming all afternoon.
I had Bobo a lovely girl who is a Bichon cross possibly Shihtzu/ Maltese and lives in Illogan Highway, it was only two months ago I last groomed her and how her coat has grown. Her coat is only wavy rather than curly, when you get crossbreeds with very different coats you just can’t guarantee what sort of coat they will have. It might take after one or the other parent dog or be somewhere in-between.
Bobo before her pampering session
Bobo was very grubby so I had to do 3 shampoo and rinses! She had various matts some of which were on her face, which meant I had to take her face a bit closer than normal. Her owners like to keep her coat clipped short so we went for a number 7 with scissoring around her face, legs and tail. Her mum was very pleased with the result 🙂
Bobo after, I can see again 🙂
Oliver after his groom
Next up we had Oliver who is Bobo’s brother. Oliver was suffering with a similar amount of matts, nothing bad enough to causes a problem to the dog, but affects the finished style. Oliver is slightly more curly than Bobo, but still not the curls you get on a Bichon Frise. He was very grubby as well, which took 3 shampoos to really clean up.
Oliver, before his groom
Again a nice short groom was requested so another number 7 clip with scissoring around the face, legs and tail. What a difference 🙂
See you both in a couple of months 🙂
Cassie is a lovely Labradoodle who trains with me at BaDDogz. Her mum had been complaining about poor Cassie getting very smelly, so her mum booked her in for a nice pamper. It took 3 shampoos to get her squeaky clean and I felt her coat would benefit from having a condition as well. Her coat was very dense and took me much longer than expected to dry it.
Cassie before her groom
Cassie chilling while I work 🙂
Cassie was seriously relaxed and enjoyed the whole pampering session. The only problem I had with her was getting her to move occasionally!!
Cassie’s looking good 🙂
A sweet smelling Cassie 🙂
I’m looking forward to seeing Cassie back soon 🙂
Welcome Sophie, Oliver, Sparky and Bobo to Fancy Fidos 🙂
Sophie, Oliver, Bobo and Sparky
This delightful family live very close by in Illogan Highway and all came for the full works. The only time I take on more than one dog at a time is when they are a family unit and are happy to chill out together. Sophie is the Mum and is very timid so I think it really helped her to have her family around her. Sophie is a Bichon Frise, Oliver is the dad and he is a Maltese (possibly crossed with a Shih Tzu), very handsome boy, Sparky and Bobo are their pups. Their owners like to keep them with short manageable hair styles as their hair grows at such a rapid rate.
Sophie waiting for her bath
Oliver about to be brushed
I brushed them all thoroughly first then in turn they all had a couple of shampoos and condition. They all had different coats, Sophie being full on curls and Oliver had the straightest finest hair.
Oliver, the punk !!
Next was a blow dry all around followed by a hair cut. They all had a couple of matts, nothing serious but enough to give them slightly different ear or tail styling.
They were all a delight to groom and I look forward to their next visit 🙂
Oliver with his new hair do
Sophie’s new do
How cute is that face?!