His haircut turned out really cute!
His haircut turned out really cute!
Try using a #30 backwards. It makes a nice smooth look even with bad skin. I do this on my crested before I do the Nair treatment for showing. Clip in between just to keep on top of it during non show season. A cordless with a very short blade is also nice for these guys to get to the skin without rashing.
If it's a Jersey, they're pretty easy to care for. You just don't want to keep them on litter that catches in the hair. I brushedor plucked mine only because he was pissy if I didn't give him his due grooming.
My guess is Jersey Wooly. I groom the dogs fairly regularly, I'll ask about him next time they come in.
That would have been wonderful. What kind of Angora is he? Small is likely an English Angorah (EA) (long hair over the entire ear, cheeks & top of the head), or a Jersey wooly (no ear or face furnishings). EAs are usually very mellow and feel that getting groomed is their right. It probably wouldn't hurt to contact the owners and re-offer. If they don't want to, they would take it as a complement and boast that he so great the groomer asked to adopt him. I was going to offer to pay to have him sent to me,but that is fraught with risks for him.
Yeah, I do hope that they showed them the pelt and that now that they know, they will do better.
I told one of the girls that I would buy the rabbit for the cost of the groom. She said she would let them know. I don't know if she did or not, but I don't own a rabbit so they either weren't asked or declined the offer. :(
On that just makes me ache to hear he's had to be shaved before. That is a miserable way to live and it is so risky to put a rabbit under.
The tech had shaved him before when he was nuetered. Now I know why she really wanted me to do it this time. LOL
I left before they picked up, but did leave the pelt for them to show the owners. It's very likely they had no clue the extent of the matting. It was mentioned that the kids brush him. Of course they brush like kids though.....
Interesting that you mentioned plucking. I found myself plucking alot around his head and face. This guy was so tiny. I really hope to never ever groom another rabbit again. It was far to difficult.
I'm so glad you did it. That is so difficult & scary& needs an experienced, sensitive touch to do safely. Do the owners have a game plan for hair care? There are many examples of blowing out a coat, brushing, plucking and shaving on YouTube.
I shaved my first rabbit today. He was so so so so matted, like the worst matted turtle shelled cat matted. It was so stressful. It took me almost an hour and he was a little bitty guy. I have never groomed a rabbit. Really, I have never handled one at all other than maybe petting a cute one at pet shop or something.
He was sedated for it, which helped. Well, it would have been the only way it could be done safely. Even sedated, the pelt was so tight to the skin that I ended up nicking him around the base of the tail.
He wasn't on the books for me to do. He was set up for the techs to do him. I was asked nicely if I wouldn't mind doing him, as she was uncomfortable doing it. I was too, but with more clipper experience, decided to give it a go.
I hope to never do one again.
She has the perfect face shape for this look some have skinnier faces that dont work as well, I usually try to blend the bulk into where it lays flat on the face so it makes the pom bubble head <3 I love grooming poms!!!!! I then walk around and show everyone cause no one can resist smiling at that silly sweet face!!!
She looks great! It is so hard to find the right length to leave on the head and ears when they get shaved short. You did a nice job.
Love this dog :P So crituques are very wellcomed and apperciated, I did tidy her legs a bit after photo, Things I see that need to be fixed are a bit more blending on the head and tidy on ears :) BEFORE
So Adorable, just want to squeeze that little cutie like charmin, lol, and beautiful work too!
I probably used a 1/2 inch comb on my Clippervac. He has an ultra thick, plush coat.
Aww omg!!! So cute! How did you get his coat so smooth ...perfectly blended!!!! B-e-a-utiful!!!
Wow, that is just about the cutest dog ever. Nice groom too! And those snow-shoe feet are to die for. If anyone here ever saw the sit-com "Happily Divorced" with Fran Drescher, you'll remember her character had a dog that looked very much like this, but solid brown. I guessed it was a mix of pomeranian and pekenese because of the short nose, but maybe it was all pomeranian after all.
OMG, that IS cute!
Super cute! I like the poms with that slightly thicker, less pointy muzzle...always a disappointment when my pix fail to capture the real cuteness!
This little Pom is the cutest thing I think I've ever seen.
I took a good dozen pictures yesterday, and not a one captured the reality of his cuteness.
I do 2 the undercoat is wicked, make sure it comes at least every 6 weeks, they get a cute cut. hollow out belly really tight butt and front legs are short.