This is CH Featherwood Mark Anthony in the picture. Grooming Brussels Griffon for show is a matter of stripping the dogs coat out by hand. Brussels Griffon grooming in the pet world for most owners usually involves clippering the dog. 1st bathe with a good shampoo. While you are grooming the is a good time to brush their teeth.
I start them in the crate dryer to warm up and then using my pin brush I continually brush through the dog while the blow dryer is drying them. I like my Brussels Griffon very neat when clippered, so I cut them close. I trim the dogs entire body, topline, tail, side of body, down to the knees on the rear legs and elbows on the front legs and on top of skull and below the ears to the eye area and the ears themselves. On the chest and rear end I clipper against the grain since this area grows fastest and it will stay neat longer this way.
You can shave the stomach area unless you want some hair there, then trim it with scissors at an angle towards the chest. Trim the hair on the the feet in a circle with the shape of the foot and on the bottom. Also with scissors I trim the rest of the hair on the front legs to a rounded look. On the rear bottom of the legs I trim the hair up to an angle to the body leaving a fringe just on the front of the legs to the stomach. Go ahead and trim the toenails at this time, taking off the pointed edges.
With scissors trim the hair right above the nose and between the eyes and trim the hair off the edges of the ears, being very careful trimming in these areas. The clippers do the front and backs of the ears or you can buy a pair of men's mustache trimmers to trim the ears for you.
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St Clairsville Ohio
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