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July 31, 2014
Show Grooming a Dandie Dinmont Terrier
with Jennifer Hecker, CMG

Jennifer Hecker is passionate about "her breed," the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Originally, she wanted a dog that could showcase both her hand-stripping and scissoring skills at pet grooming contests. The Dandie Dinmont fit the bill. She did exceptionally well in the contest arena and she took it much further.


Jennifer started showing in the AKC breed ring with her first Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Jennifer has earned a solid reputation for excellence in grooming this breed and has mastered it so well that she now travels the world helping other Dandie breeders get their dogs ring ready.


The dog Jennifer uses in this lesson has been in the top 5 Dandie Dinmont Terriers multiple times. He has been invited to both Westminster and Crufts.  Watch as Jennifer shows you how to get him show ready. She uses both hand-stripping and scissor skills to get the classic curvy look. This breed should have a "wise and knowing" expression and Jen shows you how to bring out that expression in the eyes. Getting the Dandie ear right can be confusing but Jen makes it easy to understand.   


BONUS!  Get Jen's super tips on products to use on this coat type to help accentuate the correct breed profile.


We have broken this lesson into three chapters for you.  By breaking it into these individual sessions, you will be able to focus quickly on the sections that most interest you. Or - sit down, relax, and enjoy the entire video lesson.


Approximate total running time:  78 minutes 


Session A:  Setting the Body Pattern 
Session B:
  Styling the Furnishings 
Session C:
  Trimming the Head & Finishing Details                                                          



In this video you will learn:

  • how to make the breed curvy - but not cartoonish.
  • where to set the lines on the head.
  • what shape to think of when setting the chest.
  • how to style the ears.
  • where to get additional information on correct grooming practices for individual breeds.

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Reduce Scissoring Time by Using a Guard Comb to Establish the Profile of a Poodle in a German Trim 


Award-winning professional pet stylist, Judy Hudson, shows you how to minimize the amount of hand scissoring you need on a highly stylized German trim. In this Mini Lesson, you'll learn how to set in the front assembly and pop the chest. as well as using a variety of guard combs to establish the length of coat that will accentuate the profile of the dog. 



Approximate running time:  

7 minutes.


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What Do You Do With a Doodle? 


Murphy is your typical Labradoodle - big, buff colored and incredibly sweet!  Misty shows you an easy-to-care for trim that offers balance and style to this breed type.

You'll want to take notes as she uses a combination of guard combs and scissoring skills to get the look in a timely fashion.



Estimated Run Time:  

29 minutes  

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