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GROOMING PHOTOS TO ASSIST IN HAVING YOUR WESTIE GROOMED PROPERLY





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Home of Fine Westies




The photos within the page and the accompanying text are placed here as an aid to our Westie friends and "family" in obtaining proper Westie grooming.  We have had considerable requests for this information.  It seems many of our Westie puppy/dog owner families are experiencing difficulty obtaining the proper "Westie look" from groomers in their area.  We realize the Westie is a special breed that requires a special look.  Anyone who may benefit educationally from the information within this page, please, feel free to copy any of the photos and/or text.  This offer is made with the understanding that THE MATERIALS HEREIN SHALL NOT BE USED FOR ANY COMMERCIAL GAIN BUT, MAY BE USED AS A LEARNING TOOL FOR THEMSELVES.

This is a good side shot of a nice head.
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Notice the "jaw line" and the "visor" over the eyes. "Rio"

Here & in photo above, note how neck is clipped to
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body length up to "jaw line" "Rio"

The "clasic" Westie head. We like this head shape
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over the newer, full, round "bichon type" head. "Rio"

Notice how ears are trimmed. Very close at the
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tip and blended dowward. No hair infront of eyes. "Rio"

Front leg close-up.
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Adult

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To the right are a few shots of a Westie that recently came to our grooming shop that has been going to a groomer who had no idea of how to groom a Westie.  Your dog should never look like this.  A good and KNOWLEDGEABLE groomer is difficult to find.  If  and when you find one, be very thankful for you fortune.  A good groomer is a key player in keeping you dog healthy and should inform you of any situation he/she fines that may be cause for concern and they should always cover ALL of the aspects of proper grooming ie. clearing out the anal glands, proper bathing with the best shampoo for your type dog, cleaning the ears, hand-blow drying (NEVER CAGE DRYING) and brushing-out your pet, properly trimming the toe nails to 1/32 inch of the "quick" and having a decently clean work and holding area.



Individuals and grooming shop technicians may reproduce the contents of this page (s) as an aid in improving their knowledge and skills without any compensation to La Terra Dios Ranch or Rodger/Joyce Morales.  Other than the use stated above, all rights reserved and under copyright by Rodger & Joyce Morales La Terra Dios Ranch March 9, 2008.  All other use shall require written permission from the same.  This page was developed because we have a passion for a Westie to look like a Westie not a Scotty, nor a Schnauzer, nor a Weaten Terrier, nor a Norwich Terrier, not even a Carin Terrier (who is a close relative), nor any other dog on this earth.  A WESTIE IS A WESTIE!  THERE IS ONLY ONE!

Adult "Skirt" or "Furnishings"
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Longest point about 1" from ground. "Rio"

The "Carrot Tail". All tails, puppies through
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adults should look like this. Cliiped at end of tail bone. "Rio"

Looking down on the top of the head. All clipping
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transitions smooth. No lines! Check ears also. "Rio"

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Adult Male ----- Adult Female

This dog had been taken monthly to a  grooming shop and supposedly groomed by the shop's "manager".  This person surely had no knowledge of how to groom a Westie, nor had the annal glands been cleaned properly.  When we emptied the glands, it came out in a very hard state which shows that it had not been emptied in a very long time.  This can/will cause impaction, infection and pain sometimes shown by the dog dragging his bottom along the ground trying to relieve the problem. 

Fromt legs improperly trimed. Lacking hair in
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front. Too much in back. Makes leg appear bent.

No "mane". head cut to a wedge when viewed
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from the front. Check our dogs' heads. No wedge.

"Puppy Clip". Use # 3 blade all over, blended.
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Use #4 if want shorter. "Skirt" & "Mane" developing. "Poppy"

Front leg close-up.
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Puppy

Back leg and skirt close-up
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Puppy

"Puppy Clip". Note "Visor", head and chest
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All except head and "skirt" #3 clipped

Good shot of Jaw and visor.
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Puppy Clip ------- "Poppy"

Head and shirt are scissored not clipped but
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blended into with #3 blade. No hair in front of eyes. "Poppy"

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Puppy ---- "Poppy" and adult ---- "Rio"

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Note: No visor ( over eyes).
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No mane (under eye and ear area).

Hair on front of legs clipped wrong. No "skirt"
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A clipper line along middle of side (horiz.).

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Better shot of Horiz. clipper line on sides.

No "visor". No "mane".
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