|What you need:
- dry towels
- grooming table and grooming arm
- ear cleaner and ear powder
- nail clippers and or dremel to sand nails down
- metal comb
- pin-brush, soft
- curved scissors
- thinning shears
Before trimming dog MUST be combed, bathed, and thoroughly dried.
You can start to trim your dog when the hair is completely dry. If this is your first time, don't do it before a show. If you make a mistake the hair will grow back but it will take some time. Rule the # 1 - better to cut less, than to much! Good quality scissors are very important. Remember to comb the coat carefully before trimming
A Newfoundland, should have medium length coat, without over-long and wispy bits of hair. A groomed dog MUST still have a natural appearance, be careful and don't leave visible cut marks!
Start with the paws of the forequarters. First under the paw, cut hair that grows between the pads even with the pad.
Lift the hair between the toes combing upwards and cut using curved scissors making a nice round foot, but don't cut to much. Nails shouldn't be visible. However if you cut too much - don't worry, hair grows quickly on the feet. The rear part of foot hair must touch the ground with a gentle curve blending upward.
Trim more behind armpits, if you don't in movement hair that is too long will be visible.
|A very special Thank You to Iwonna Salak of Logrus for this information on grooming!|