While most Yorkshire terrier owners keep their pet’s coat shorter and more manageable than what can be found in the show ring, these haircuts can still be quite challenging.
These rules and tricks will help you set the shave lines on any Poodle, whether you’re grooming a show dog or a client’s pet.
This groom can be the perfect answer for Golden Retriever owners who want a cut that will keep their dogs cool in hot summer weather.
A short, modified Westie trim that stays true to breed standards may be the perfect groom for an aging pet.
While most of your Poodle clients can be kept in any number of cuts, this German trim is perfect for pets and competitions alike.
The terrier mixes that often come into salons can offer groomers a great opportunity to develop their hand-stripping skills.
This simple cut is a great way to highlight the Havanese’s silky coat and expressive eyes.
The pet trim—alternatively called a suburban, puppy or summer cut—is a great groom for active, playful American Cocker Spaniels.
The bikini clip can be a great alternative to a plain strip down for active dogs.
This short, low-maintenance haircut is perfect for dogs with soft coats and undercoats that mat easily.
A stylish Poodle cut that is popular in Europe, the Scandinavian trim provides a distinctive shape without exposing any skin.
Pet owners who favor the natural look on their dogs will appreciate this simple but distinctive cut.
This short but cute haircut can be the perfect solution for keeping a dog fluffy while still avoiding matting.
The German Trim can be the perfect low-maintenance option for Standard Poodles whose owners are looking for a bit more style than can be provided by a complete shave down.
Thinking out of the box when grooming mixed breeds—as demonstrated here on Shay, a Poodle-Pomeranian mix—can be a great alternative to cookie-cutter puppy cuts.
Finding the right coat length for a pet that is prone to matting will result in a groom that is not only aesthetically appealing, but also practical for both the pet owner and stylist.
A personality trim, like the one demonstrated on Shay, a Pomeranian mixed breed, can provide groomers with an opportunity to exercise their creativity by incorporating elements from various pure-breed styles.
While its breed standard calls for the Tibetan Terrier to be impressively full-coated, pet owners will find that a shorter, more manageable cut is far more practical to maintain and will help avoid matting.
A haircut that can be completed quickly and easily, yet still offers groomers the flexibility to adjust to clients’ preferences, will provide a great competitive advantage.
Reilly the Toy Poodle represents a great example of how professional groomers can bring a little personality to a breed commonly seen in the salon.