Blog Archives

A nice mix of dogs to groom

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.

 

Fancy Fidos mobile dog groomer

 

 

Oliver

ย 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.ย Oliver is a Bichon cross .

Fancy Fidos mobile dog groomer

Fancy Fidos mobile dog groomer

 

 

Alfie

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.ย 

 

Lola

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.ย 

Fancy Fidos mobile dog groomer

Leave a Comment

by | June 25, 2016 · 7:00 pm

A nice mix of dogs to groom

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.

IMAG0252 IMAG0254

 

Brenji Tiara dog is such a happy dog, he is however a wriggler, but you can’t help love him ๐Ÿ™‚IMAG0263

 

 

IMAG0271

Isis, the super elegant Shetland Sheepdog, just needed a wash blow dry and a little tidy up.

IMAG0273 IMAG0277

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

IMAG0235_1 IMAG0237 IMAG0240

Leave a Comment

by | March 16, 2016 · 6:58 pm

A bunch of Border Collies

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 ๐Ÿ™‚
Border ColliesBorder Collies Border Collies Border Collies

Leave a Comment

by | March 11, 2016 · 6:29 pm

I love being a dog groomer

I love being a dog groomer

Some more lovely dogs that I have had the pleasure of grooming.

Morse the Cocker Spaniel.

dog groomer imag0159 imag0161

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.ย 

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….

imag0163 Dog groomer

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.

Dog groomer

Dog groomer

Dog groomerDog groomer

Leave a Comment

by | March 8, 2016 · 3:35 pm

Lovely little dogs

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.

imag0088

 

imag0092

Bichon Crosses

 

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.

 

imag0127

A very hairy Oliver

imag0129

Look at that face ๐Ÿ™‚

imag0131

Thats better Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver’s brother Bobo

Fancy Fidos

Dear Bobo

Fancy Fidos

There, thats better Bobo

 

Sparky, looking very lion like ๐Ÿ™‚

imag0139 imag0145

 

Bichon Frise

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.ย 

imag0151

 

We went for a very natural look rather than the Bichon breed standard.

 

imag0154 imag0155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear shy little Sophie Bichon, she is so timid, she does like a cuddle though. She is such a lovely little dog.

Lovely little dog

Sophie Bichon

Fancy Fidos mobile dog grooming

Leave a Comment

by | February 22, 2016 · 5:11 pm

Gorgeous dogs

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).imag0268 20140513_110037 imag0271

 

 

 

 

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.

 

20140303_151104

 

20140317_150829

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy labradoodle had quiet a few matts so we did the best we could. Lovely girl ๐Ÿ™‚

imag0057imag0058

IMAG0059

Now doesn’t that feel better Peggy

ย  ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ย imag0063 imag0064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lovely Quincy poodle came in for a pamper as well, what a dear old boy. A nice little tidy up ๐Ÿ™‚

imag0070 imag0071

Leave a Comment

by | February 17, 2016 · 3:34 pm

Sophie

 

Sophie before her groom

Sophie before her groom

Another visit by the lovely Sophie. Sophie is a very timid Bichon Friseย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

She need a couple of good lathers with a shampoo designed for white coats and anย anti tangle conditioner. After getting nice and dry I did a combination of clipping and scissoring on her coat and clipped her nails as theyย were also getting pretty long.

Sophie after her groom

Sophie after her groom

 

20140129_114758

Sophie can see again ๐Ÿ™‚

Leave a Comment

by | February 12, 2014 · 5:37 pm

Dogs all day :)

 

 

What a great day ๐Ÿ™‚
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 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Bobo before

Bobo before

Bobo after

Bobo after, I can see again ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Oliver after his groom

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

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

See you both in a couple of months ๐Ÿ™‚

Leave a Comment

by | February 3, 2014 · 2:18 pm

Cassie

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 wouldย 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 before her groom

Steamy!

Steamy!

 

Cassie chilling while I work :)

Cassie chilling while I work ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 :)

Cassie’s looking good ๐Ÿ™‚

A sweet smelling Cassie :)

A sweet smelling Cassie ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m looking forward to seeing Cassie back soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Leave a Comment

by | January 16, 2014 · 9:39 pm

Family Friday

Welcome Sophie, Oliver, Sparky and Bobo to Fancy Fidos ๐Ÿ™‚

Sophie, Oliver, Bobo and Sparky

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 shortย manageable hair styles as their hair grows at such a rapid rate.ย 

20131129_150519

Sophie waiting for her bath

Oliver

Oliver about to be brushed

20131129_142408

Hello Bobo

20131129_152222

Hello Sparky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

20131129_145731

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Oliver with his new hair do

Oliver with his new hair do

Sophie's new do

Sophie’s new do

20131129_175147

How cute is that face?!

Dear Bobo

Dear Bobo

Leave a Comment

by | December 29, 2013 · 5:59 pm