This is Gizmo again! He just completed Canine Design’s Grooming Kindergarten and what a fantastic “student” he turned out to be!
I am so lucky to own my own business! Occasionally I bring my son, Talon to work with me. Here he is helping me with Kitty, the PRETTIEST Parti-Pomeranian I’ve ever met! Talon fell in love with her and begged me to let him keep her. I reminded him how lucky we were to get to see so many pretty little dogs every day, and if we kept every one of them we wouldn’t have any business!
Thank you to Kitty’s mom for bringing such a happy Pom in to see me today!
Teddy the Yorkie got his first haircut today!!! Have you ever seen a Yorkie with floppy ears? Believe it or not, Teddy had VERY VERY floppy ears when his mom first got him. Through careful guidance with his breeder, Teddy’s mom used masking tape to tape up teddy’s ears (much like they do with cropped Dobermans, Danes, and to create the signature “Sheltie-fold” on Shetlands). We’ve also kepts Teddy’s ears shaved completely from the base up so NO extra weight could keep his delicate baby cartilage from growing strong.
Today Teddy’s ears stand high and firm, and adorable aren’t they? I never would have guessed that ears as floppy as his were could ever stand up. I am so happy to be proven wrong!
I am a Facebook Follower of Mina Choi (joypia), and I have to say… I have a huge Groomer Crush on her. Her gorgeous photos of doll-like Korean-style Grooming keep me inspired. As professionals, it is my belief that all of us should keep up to date with the latest trends, and if inspired by the work in Australia, Russia, Japan, and Korea… Why not bring these new and beautiful styles to our clients?
Today was my first attempt at a Mina Choi-inspired Korean Style. This little girl is a Shih Tzu, full coated, never been trimmed. Mom likes to scissor her face naked, so I couldn’t practice the signature face today. However, mom is also determined that I take her little girl to Vegas next year to compete with, so she’ll grow it out.
I’m so happy with the results! Excuse my wonky bows, I was pressed for time at the end. We have a lot of growth repair to do on her topknot, ears, and tail, and weekly combing of the legs to maintain their puppy-fur beauty. Nothing kills coat appearance like excessive dematting. I’m so excited to have done a real Korean groom! There are LOTS of unique styles available for Schnauzers, Yorkies, Shih Tzus, Poodles, and Maltese. Don’t settle for the same old thing, let’s work together to make your pet FABULOUS!