Grooming Bear

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  1. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Okay Bear is looking like a grizzly man with all this hair.
    I plan on keeping him in the fuzzy nature as I do not plan on showing him in conformation.
    But I do want to trim him BUT I do not know where to start...

    Should I trim his face hair? His hair is ALL in his eyes and he starts scratching at his eyes when his hair gets in them.
    I already trim his booty hair, as he gets poopy stuck in it sometimes.
    What else should I trim?

    Thanks :)
     
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    FYI, it is healthier for the skin/coat to be stripped as this process removes the dead hair, so a lot of people still do it even if they are not showing. If Bear does develope allergies (which is common with Scotties, Westies, Cairns, etc.) I would definately think about stripping VS clipping/trimming.

    Heres a good article on pet grooming:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~jacglen/groom.html
    http://scottyrescue.org/grooming.html

    and a good one on stripping:
    http://www.harborside.com/~laurelt/handstrip.htm

    (and *cough* since he is just a pet, don't trim his cute ear tufts... I wuvs them :p)
     
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    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Oh I sure didn't know about that first part you said. Thanks!

    And I am keeping his ear hairs, I wuv them too. :D
     

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