What you need:
Before grooming dog MUST be bathed, toroughly dryed and combed.
Show dogs must be bathed a day before every show and in period between shows any 15-
Wait when most part of water goes away and dry dog with towels and put it on the grooming table.
Use a blower-
Brushing and combing:
Start with brushing of all coat and next comb it toroughly. I don't tell about dogs with mats hope show dogs have them never!!! Start combing from down parts of the hindquarters lift the hair upwards with one hand, and comb the hair below your hand down to the skin proceed in direction of the tail. Next the second legg, between leggs (carefuly!) and tail from tip to tail set. Next back from croup to the neck and flanks from belly to back. Remember to comb acurately under armpit. Later forequarters, neck, under and behind ears and head. Now cut the nails and clean the ears.
You can start to groom your dog when is completely dry, next day is perfect for exemple. If it will be your first time, don't do it before show. Wrong groomed coat need a few time to grow. Rule the n° 1 -
Newoufundland, must have medium lenght of coat, without over-
Start from paws of forequarters. First under the paw, cut hair that grows between the pads.
Lift the hair between the toes combing upwards and cut using stright scissors doing nice round foot, but don't cut to much. Nails don't be visible. However if you cut here too much -
Cut in the same manner hairs on the feet of hindquarters.
Change scisors to thinning and from now use only them and the comb. Cut only in direction of hairs, never upwards -
At first slightly equalize feathering. First on the back part of legg, next outside and inside. Inside cut more if dog has narrow chest, but don't exaggerate!
Front legg must be ideal prolong of shoulder and upper arm. No over-
Same rule like with foreleggs, look from behind and trimm hairs downword from croup to feet. Inside cut more if dog moves close behind, less if moves right.
Looking from the side evidence angulations, cutting excess hairs under knee and hock. Because Newfoundland must have short heels trimm hairs starting from the hocks downward in angle of 45°, and lower part vertically to the ground (look picture below).
Hairs on the chest grow often to long and need to be quite a lot trimmed. Especialy on the throat trimm acurately. If hairs below breast-
Start from the back going to front, first left flank, next right flank. Trimm hairs on the belly and breast starting from hindquarters untill armpit. Don't cut to much making impression of too long leggs or too less (short leggs).
Take up forelegg and trimm under armpit connecting line of chest with underline. Repeat it with second forelegg.
Now imagine body of your dog in breadth section. Shape of underline must be rounded to flanks, is insufficient to trimm only underline.
before after not like this !
Trimm more behind armpits, if you will not do it in movement here will be visible over-
Sometimes it doesn't need any corrections and sometimes hairs on the neck and croup is very thick so it seems dog has mane and is to high in the croup. Here don't use scissors but demating comb to eliminate excess of undercoat.
Trimming a tail is not always necessary , only if it has form of flag.
Start from the ears. Trimm hairs untill they don't project past the edge of ear combing always downward. Tip of the ears must be rounded not pointed.
Now under the ear. Trimm all greasy hair grows under the ear, trimm hair grows on the cheek and where ear is setted.
Often behind of ears grows soft over-
Now hair on the cranium. Comb it upward and trimm to obtain rounded shape.
Stand the dog on the ground and ask somebody to show it in the movement. You at once will see all parts that needs corrections.
Show dogs need to be trimmed one time any 2-
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