Spaniel Grooming

Written by Sara Strand
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Spaniel grooming can be a challenge, but it can also be very rewarding. Spaniels are known for their beautiful, soft, and long coats. Even so, the way spaniels are groomed is also changing to fit into family lifestyles easier. Make sure you have a conversation with the owner ahead of time and discover what kind of a look they want.

Special Spaniel Grooming Know How

There are two basic types of spaniel grooming that you can provide. Traditionally, the coat is left long, so that the "skirt" is emphasized. This type of grooming is what shows spaniels and indoor spaniel owners will often desire. It is a beautiful and elegant style, but can be very hard to maintain, especially for a family dog.

The newer spaniel grooming offers a style that is easier to take care of. The legs are trimmed more closely, and the skirt can stop anywhere, from nearly off the floor to being virtually removed. Most spaniel owners will be more concerned with your treatment of their pet's ears, as those long, beautiful ears are the trademarks of the spaniel.

In your grooming courses, you will cover spaniel grooming extensively, most likely. Even after you have mastered the spaniel, it is still a good idea to have the owner bring in a picture of what they would like their spaniel to look like. That way, there will be no confusion over what is expected, and everyone will be satisfied with the results.


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