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Old December 2nd, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Question Holiday Grooming

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for helpful grooming hints.

Times are a little tough this year and thought I'd spend an entire day on giving Gryphon & Mollie their grooming spa day treatment at home this year.

Googled about grooming English Springer Spaniels and English Setters and am amazed with the information that was out there. Already printed and highlighted key points but would like to reach out to pets.ca members to see anyone here has any other suggestions.

Preparing, tools, shampoos, conditioners, blow drying, towel drying, scissors, clippers...anything?

Promise to post before/after pictures.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 10:48 AM
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I used to give our springer Priscilla a puppy cut three times a year so she didn't look like a grizzly bear all the time. And the setters get trims in the fall--basically I just cut off all their feathers and woolly curls to keep them from bringing home all the blackberry cane and beggar's ticks they run into in the woods. Somehow I don't think you're looking for instructions for either of those scenarios!

All I can advise is that if you use clippers on Gryphon, make sure the blades are sharp and don't get too hot!
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Thank you Hazel for your comments. I was going to use clippers but I have to buy some first. I want to get a clipper that has the different sized heads with measuring guards so I don't shave them bald!

From what I've researched, one helpful hint is to groom and brush their fur before bathing then, use a blow dryer after towel drying. That'll be interesting.

I can see it now...my bathroom will be converted into a pet spa for a day and if all goes well, it'll be worth it.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 06:46 PM
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My mom bought a good grooming shaver at canadian tire. looks like what we would use for humans but made for dogs fur.comes with the comb attachments also. cant remember what she paid she got it on sale.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Thanks Angeldogs for the tip. I'll have to check out Canadian Tire as I do have a wack of Canadian Tire Money to redeem!
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Old December 6th, 2012, 04:22 AM
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Your welcome.they had the basic one right up the professional one.my moms is the basic one and its better built then the one i bought for humans for myself.
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