Interpreting AKC Standard - Comparing 2 Dogs of the Same Breed
Award-winning stylist Lindsey Dicken, talks about the differences in the eyes of these two AKC Champions compared to the official Bichon Frise Breed Standard.
Creating Consistency in Your Grooming Business
Award-winning stylists Lindsey Dicken, Marc LaFleur, and Melissa Verplank discuss what happens if they or a team member does sloppy work in the bathing department. How should you go about correcting the problem and why?
A Discussion on Speed Techniques for the Pet Salon
Award-winning stylists Lindsey Dicken, Marc LaFleur, and Melissa Verplank discuss one of the many speed techniques that they use all the time. This one trick allows them to get through their days quickly and efficiently. This particular technique is about shampooing pets on a professional level.
Award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken shows you how to groom a show Giant Schnauzer. There are two types of Giant Schnauzers. One line is extremely heavily coated. The fur can be a combination of soft and hard hair. The other line is considered the 'German' line. This type of dog has a very harsh coat that is shorter. The dog Lindsey is grooming in this lesson is of the first type. It is profusely coated. Traditionally, if done correctly, Giant Schnauzers are totally hand-stripped. However, Lindsey opts for a combination of hand-stripping, clippering, and scissoring. This is standard procedure for dogs that have this coat style - even in the conformation show ring.
Lindsey starts off by setting the basic lines of the head and throat with clippers. Next, she shows you how to hand-strip this type of back-coat. She shares some of her favorite tools to get the job done. Once the hand-stripping process is complete, she moves on to clipper work which includes setting the angulation of the rear assembly. Once the clipper work is complete, she grabs her shears and blenders. She finishes the groom by showing you how to get the classic brick shape on the head of this gorgeous Giant Schnauzer.
This is a great lesson for both beginner and advanced pet stylists. Much of what Lindsey shares crosses all three varieties of the Schnauzers with a few exceptions. This is a very powerful and robust dog. Even though the Giant Schnauzer is a large and powerful breed, it's important to maintain the elegance. Lindsay does a great job showing you exactly how to do that in this Learn2GroomDogs.com lesson.
Approximate running time: 67 minutes
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Lindsey Dicken, NCMG
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses. Read Full Bio
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.
Since beginning her dog grooming career, Lindsey has competed all over the country and won multiple Best All Around Groomer awards, Best Scissored Poodle awards, World Champion Poodle Groomer, and Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year. She received the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010, and was nominated for a Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award. Lindsey has won several Best In Shows, most notably back to back wins at Intergroom 2009 and 2010 with a Bichon Frise.
She has qualified for GroomTeam USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching #6 her very first year. She was the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 2007, 2009, and 2011 and had the honor of traveling to Germany in 2009 to compete in the World Team Grooming Championship. She helped GroomTeam bring home the gold for the USA, winning a gold medal with a Bichon Frise. In 2011, GroomTeam USA traveled to Belgium, and Lindsey helped her team earn the silver medal, competing with a miniature poodle in English Saddle trim.
Lindsey is most known for her work on Bichons and Poodles, however she has also excelled in competition with Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Clumber Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Gordon Setters, and mixed breeds.
In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey also shows her Bichons, miniature poodles, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in AKC conformation shows.
You can contact Lindsey at The Fetching Canine.
1490 W. St RD 434 - Suite 100 Longwood, FL 32750