The haircut on a Miniature Poodle is extremely complex. It takes a lot of time and tweaking to get it scissored really well. It's a hard trim to execute correctly.
As Irina 'Pina' Pinkusevitch says, "There are no broken lines. The trim should be soft. And round. And flowing. And pretty. When I hear the word poodle; I see pretty and beautiful."
This video is for advanced pet stylist. It is a lesson for those looking to master the Continental Trim on the Poodle for the confirmation show ring or the pet grooming arena. A pre-requisite before attempting this haircut is a thorough understanding of the breed standard,
structure and movement along with strong technical skills.
This is the breed Pina knows exceptionally well. She has shown and bred them for years in the AKC confirmation ring. In the competitive pet grooming world, she has proven herself over and over again with wins and placements with this same trim. Join her as she shows you how to set the pattern on a gorgeous Miniature Poodle that she co-owns.
This is a two-part lesson. In the first lesson, we are featuring how to set the pattern on the body. Setting the pattern is broken up into multiple sections. The second part of this lesson will be Creating the Spray up & Detailing the Finish on a Miniature Poodle Show Trim. The second part of this lesson will air next week.
Approximate total running time: 49 minutes
Session A: setting the cuffs and close clipper work
Session B: setting the jacket hip rosettes
Session C: finishing the bracelets and tail
In this video you will learn:
- a great trick to set the cuffs on a show or pet poodle.
- how to set the bracelets.
- what shape you are looking for on the Continental jacket.
- how much they should be there between the rosettes.
- how to set the bracelets to enhance movement and structure.