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Grooming the mixed breed dog
Mixed Breed Grooming
Teddy bear look
Grooming a mixed breed dog for a groomer can put your talents to test..so should you decide to groom your pet yourself try to achieve a look that will mirror his personality...
Many mixed breeds have very desirable traits one will look for in a dog, they are more times then not, great guardians ,a delightful companion and sometimes they require grooming.. You will find the mixed breed in all shapes sizes and coats.
Generally speaking the small dog such as a shih-poo or the like will look best in a cute cuddly look that is easy to maintain like the teddy bear.Where you clipper or scissor the body round and leave the legs a bit fuller making a round cute face.
To make such a face comb forward the front 1/2 " of hair on the head over the eyes and scissor straight across the bridge of the nose or across the eyes. Next scissor the head to blend into this line and blend into the ears and side of the face,I think it looks best to scissor the length of this section in accordance with the length of coat I leave on the body. Which in most cases will be from one to two inches in length for easy maintenance.
I normally will scissor or clipper the body starting at the base of the skull from base of ears and up to and under the jawline(omitting the head, face,beard and ears)
With a medium metal comb I fluff the entire coat to scissor evenly all ends except the tail.
Comb the facial hair downward and scissor at the base of each ear across the beard which will form a round U from the front.
Blend the sides of the face into the beard and around the U shape you have made.
Comb thru the entire coat and scissor all loose ends.( i use a metal comb)
Finish the cut by grooming the feet in a tight round cat like shape
This cut does well on dogs that resemble a shih-tzu,Yorkie,maltipoo and the sort.