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Clipper Guard Bichon Trim – Groomer to Groomer


This quick and sassy Bichon modification hits all the suitable spots for the Bichon fancier. Whether or not it’s a purebred present canine or a combined mutt in drag, a spherical, cute face with a manageable physique is a win with most pet homeowners.

Fig 1) Begin proper the place the canine’s shoulder blades meet and clip to your required size. For my purchasers on a six-to-eight-week rotation, I like to recommend a 1/2″ guard comb over a #30 blade on the highest line.

Fig 2) Subsequent you’ll carry that very same size across the ribs and beneath the canine’s brisket.

Fig 3) Then change to a #5F in reverse, going from the canine’s Adam’s apple as much as the throat latch.

Fig 4) In an effort to present angulation within the rear, you’ll take a shorter size than the physique (on this case a 1/4″) and clip from the pin bone right down to behind the knee.

Fig 5) So as to add some steadiness, you could go longer on the legs. For this trim I used 1″ guard throughout the rear leg.

Fig 6) For continuity, you’ll do the identical factor on the entrance legs.

Fig 7) For Bichons, it’s OK to maintain the toes down and scissor round them. Form a pleasant spherical foot with a good bevel.

Fig 8) With the tail held over the again, trim away any of the hair that pulls the attention away from the middle of the canine.

Fig 9) Transferring on to the face, shave the highest lip and only one or two traces of hair on the underside lip simply beneath the nostril.

Fig 10) Subsequent, clip the cease with a #10 blade to assist make the eyes pop.

Fig 11) Comb the hair in direction of the eyes and trim the hair away from the eyes at a 45-degree angle.

Fig 12) In that tight throat latch that you just clipped, use a curved scissor reversed to separate the pinnacle from the physique.

Fig 13) Beginning on the backside of the pinnacle, form a good lip and spherical out towards the ears.

Fig 14) When you get even with eye degree, you’ll flip your scissor as much as assist create a spherical head from each angle. Then repeat on the opposite aspect.

Earlier than I had any good Bichons to observe on, I had tons of curly combined breeds. I might observe and observe on all kinds of mixes, so long as I might make them fluffy. So this trim would work on combined breeds as effectively. That is additionally a pleasant trim as a result of the ears are quick and manageable. ✂️

Blake Hernandez

Along with his loopy fits and outgoing character, Blake Hernandez is the epitome of “Mr. Approachable,” making him a shot of vitality and positivity for the business. Blake is the 2020 Barkleigh Honors Seminar Speaker of the 12 months and co–creator of Groomsource, the canine grooming schooling hub. He additionally represents Cunning Roxy’s Provide Co., Ladybird Line smocks and GroomLoop, however is finest identified for his on-line persona and have in episode 4 of Netflix “DOGS” documentary collection. Blake manages a profitable salon in San Diego, CA, grooming many breeds, with Poodles being his true ardour. Discover Blake on Instagram @blakemhernandez



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