Grooming the Pet Afghan in a Low Maintenance Trim

Maintaining the long, silky coat of an Afghan can be daunting. Ms. Beckwith is a long time Afghan breeder and handler of AKC champions. In this session, she outlines the breed standard while talking about their personality. Debbie also shares typical coat changes you'll find as a dog ages or if it's been altered. She'll demonstrate a trim she does on a regular basis to keep the coat easy to care for while retaining the flair all Afghans seem to have. She'll show you which blades to select to shorten the long furnishings and how to work with them. She also discusses the 'saddle' of this breed and how to retain it with hand stripping techniques.

Grooming the Australian Terrier

Long time stylist and trainer, Debbie Beckwith, takes you through the process of correctly grooming an Australian Terrier. She uses hand stripping techniques, combined with thinning shears to get the proper look on this harsh-coated dog. You may not have Australian Terriers walking through your salon door, but if you do, this is the video for you! As a bonus, she'll show you how you can easily apply these grooming tactics on any Terrier or mixed breed dog with a similar coat type. The simple techniques Debbie uses promote a harsh coat that is rich with color. Throughout the video lessons, you'll hear tips and tricks to make your grooming job quick and safe.

Long time stylist and trainer, Debbie Beckwith, takes you through the process of correctly grooming an Australian Terrier.  She uses hand stripping techniques, combined with thinning shears to get the proper look on this harsh-coated dog.  You may not have Australian Terriers walking through your salon door, but if you do, this is the video for you!  As a bonus, she'll show you how you can easily apply these grooming tactics on any Terrier or mixed breed dog with a similar coat type.  The simple techniques Debbie uses promote a harsh coat that is rich with color.  Throughout the video lessons, you'll hear tips and tricks to make your grooming job quick and safe. 

In this video you will learn:    

  • The key points of the breed standard
  • What tools to use and in what order?
  • How to 'finger pluck'
  • How to style the head to show off the 'thumb print'
  • How to shape the ruff

 Approximate running time: 51 minutes

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Part 1 Grooming the Australian Terrier
Biography

Debbie Beckwith

Debbie Beckwith directed and taught at the Southern Institute of Pet Grooming for 20 years. In 2011, she returned to business operation and opened Southern Comfort Groom and Board in South Carolina, which features grooming, styling, and pet boarding. Read Full Bio