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May 22, 2014
Grooming a Show Style
Long Haired Dachshund
         with Lindsey Dicken, NCMG        

Aren't these little guys just adorable? Wouldn't you love to have a whole DAY filled with grooming these little dogs? The Long Haired Dachshund. No, they don't need a lot of grooming, but it's amazing what a little bit of grooming CAN do to make this breed look gorgeous!


Award-winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken calls it 'image grooming.' With the right tools, you just refine what the dog has and pull the look together. That's image grooming according to Lindsey - and what a difference it can make!


To get a natural look, you need to use the correct tools. To achieve the natural look, Lindsey demonstrates the technique she uses to hand strip this coat. She walks you through her tools of choice, including multiple stripping knives she uses as carding tools - in a set order. To finish the look, she'll flip over to using shears and blenders for a very natural appearance.


Join Lindsey as she demonstrates the steps needed to groom this breed, accentuating its proper breed standard - including those adorable chubby little feet!


Approximate total running time:  33 minutes


In this video you will learn:

  • which stripping knives Lindsey recommends for this coat type.
  • the best way to get to the side areas of this short-legged breed.
  • how to trim the feet to keep them 'chubby.'
  • how to remove whiskers without creating marks in the muzzle coat.
  • how to determine the pattern lines at the throat and chest areas

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5 Home Remedies to Use
in Your Grooming Salon

Both Lisa Leady and Suesan Watson are award-winning stylists. They have been grooming dogs since they could walk. Their mother and grandmother were professional pet breeders and groomers and spent most of their extra time at dog shows. They learned at an early age that products right from their own cabinets could make the grooming process faster and easier. In this Mini Lesson, they share 5 products that are always close by in any household.


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Approximate running time:

6 minutes.


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From the Archives!  

Grooming the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier in a Show Trim     

In this lesson, Lindsey shows you how to groom a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.

You'll learn how to get the classic outline for the breed. This is definitely a dog that is supposed to look very natural and not "over groomed." You'll learn about the tools that you'll need to get the look and how to use them. Lindsey shares so many details about how to groom the SCWT that we have broken this lesson into a double feature. The first feature addresses the body, legs, and feet. In the second feature, Lindsey deals with the head in great detail. Her teaching style is easy to understand - whether you are a new stylist or a seasoned pro. If you have any questions about how to groom a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, this lesson is for you!

Estimated Run Time:  

41 minutes  

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