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Victoria
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

bigkev wrote:
Thanks Victoria. Is the Mars comb for thinning the coat? If so I could do  with some as Jess`s coat since she was speyed has gone very dense and wooly, from the rear she looks like she is sporting a natty pair of fluffy rodeo pants  Very Happy  Very Happy


Yes, they come in different  sizes as well...widths I should say...
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bigkev
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Victoria, I`ll borrow Johns and give them a try, if she still dosn`t look right I`ll stil be happy with her looking like a burst cushion  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats not a nice thing to say about her, Kev!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:37 am    Post subject: Re: Grooming kit Reply with quote

Wyngold wrote:
johnhod wrote:
To try to get this part of the forum moving again can I ask what equipment do you have in your grooming kit (bag, box or whatever you call it)?  For the professionals among you I'm talking kit for Brittanys rather than the full list for all breeds.


For the competitor/hunter with a normal coated dog you wish to keep trimmed and tidy:

7-1/2" Straight
7" 35 to 44 Tooth Thinner
Fine blade thumb/or small sized stripper (ears and head)
Coarse blade body stripping knife
Stiff bristle(preferable flat surface) brush
  (alternate: flat cushioned back wire slicker not curved or rocker style)
Greyhound or fine/medium comb
2- Thick heavy weight cotton towel standard size with blanket pins or fitted with velcro (Show pre-prep) one for wash/dry and one for blanketing.
Heavy duty nail trimmer/ or dremel type grinder/ coagulant (for accidents)
if you have time or a patient dog a hand file
Cotton pads/balls
Ear cleaner/astringent (w/ drying agent for heavy swimmers)
Cheap people cream rinse that can be diluted for spray bottle in removing field stickers or cockleburrs
As a good general coat spray evening primrose oil/mink oil or Eqyss Avocado Mist

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Problem coats & other field use:

Fine and X-Fine Mars Coat King (for overly dense and too much undercoat)
Assorted grooming products for Coat conditioning/training, etc.
Liver colored dogs to maintain color intensity (Eqyss Avocado Mist Spray)
Cheap conditioner/rinse that can be diluted for spray in cockleburr removal to save coat
Paw wax to protect feet in harsh cold winters on ice and snow pack
For hunting Lava Rocks/Sand burrs/cactus a good cordura or leather dog boots.
Duct Tape
Tube socks for emergency wraps
Kelly Forcepts/ Antiseptic/ EMT Gel or similar burn/coag first aid gel/pad
co-flex/vetwrap & other assorted bandages
Simple tourniquet & slip on muzzle


Jeeeeesus.

I have a small pair of palin scissors, nail clippers, & a chamois towel.

Definitely need to learn more about this 'grooming' business I think Wink
Bloody embarrasing now.
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The Plum
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This part of the forum looked a bit unloved so I had a read of it and was astonished to see how much stuff is said to be needed to show a breed that is supposed to look "natural."

I have a steel comb, a bristle brush, a pair of roundheaded scissors and a pair of thinning scissors that my dog does not like.
I agree that trimming any long hair from between a dog's toes is a good thing to do and I also agree with trimming thick, long featherings on the legs, tail and ears. These are sensible things to do if a dog is worked , I do the same thing with my cocker spaniels.

Surely , however, for a dog to be ready for showing, a dog belonging to a breed that is supposed to look natural, having hair dressing skills should not be required from the handlers ?

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Clare
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, Bill.  My grooming kit is pretty minimal and comprises:

A small pair of round ended scissors for neatening
A pair of straight bladed scissors for trimming round the ears
A pair of thinning scissors
A steel comb
A stripping comb (also known as a furminator - great for removing dead hair)
A bristle brush
A rubber pad with bobbles on (don't know the proper name for it) which is great for removing dead hair and massages the skin at the same time

At the end of the shooting season, I take Jean to a professional groomer who tidies up his ears, feet, and any wild bits; I can then keep him looking neat during the summer.  I stop tidying him from about September and let his coat grow to give him some protection on the shoot as the cover is very thick.

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