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BODY COAT

1. Brush the coat regularly and thoroughly


before 'trimming' or 'hand-stripping'.

2. Using the blue stripping knife start at the


shoulders and strip the coat within the
dotted area and in the direction as shown. If
you prefer to clip your dog use blade No 7
or guard No 2-3.

3. Finish off by stripping/trimming the back


of the neck.

(N.B: Starting at the shoulders will


encourage confidence in the dog before
commencing the more intricate parts of the
body.

REAR

1. Using the blue stripping knife or clipper


blade No 7/ guard 2-3 - trim the back legs
as shown.

2. Using clipper blade No 10 / guard 1-2 clip


the rear and inner thigh as shown to
accentuate the natural hairline running down
the back of the leg

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3. Clip the dogs


bottom across
the thigh to the
centre. N.B:
Before doing this
check the density
of the hair in this
area as a longer
blade may be
preferred.

4.

Continue clipping the abdomen up to the naval as


shown

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CHEST

1. Brush
the hair on
the chest

downwards.

2. With the dog standing up, using the chest


bone as the apex, trim an inverted' V '
shape to the top of the front legs as shown.

3.

Brush hair away from the chest and scissor


upwards from beneath the dog to achieve a
neater line.

4. Similarly comb the hair away from the


hocks and scissor downwards as shown.

HEAD

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1.

Using the large nodular wiskers (identified


by red circles) as a guide, brush the beard
away from the face. Clip with blade No10
guard 1-2 in the direction show up to the
ridge of the skull shown by the dotted line.

2. The hair
between the
eyes should
form a natural
inverted' V'.
Accentuate
this line by
scissoring
from the
corners of the
eyes. Clean a
small area out
between the eyebrows with the clippers or
scissors - keep the scissors 'flat' to the skull
and this will prevent 'cuts and 'obvious
scissor' marks.

3. Trim the eyebrows in a line with the nose


as show.

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4. Strip the
top of the
head in the
direction of
the arrows
with the red
stripping knife,
alternatively
clip with blade
8 or guard 2-
3.

EARS

1.

Clip the ears with blade No10 or guard 1-2


in the direction of the arrows.

2. Trim the edges of the ear with scissors to


give a neat edge.

FEET

1. Use the
clippers to
trim the hair
level with
the pads in
the direction
shown by
the arrows,
alternatively
cut with
scissors. This will prevent clogs a dirt and
mats from causing sore feet.

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2. Tidy the hair around each paw to create a


round 'Cats Paw' effect.

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