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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Due to Foxie's arthritis, I have now decided (almost!) to ask her groomer to cut her fur short, in order to avoid long combing/grooming sessions which surely pull on her already sensitive back - her big bout of arthritis in January occurred only 2 days after a 2-hour session at the groomer's. The pulling is probably made worse by the fact that she is groomed standing up. I suppose it would be better for her back if it was done while she is lying down but it has always been impossible to do so - I still remember her when she was only a few months old and I tried to make her lie down to brush her - it was a real fight, she wriggled like a worm and tried to pinch my hands! So I've always combed/brushed her sittting or standing on the table and she usually sits or stands nice and still. The groomer always works with the dogs standing on his table and prevented from jumping down by 2 plastic chains hanging from the ceiling.

Anyway, I am looking for nice pics of adult Beardies with their fur cut short, to show my groomer the kind of effect I'd like to obtain - he is very skilled and a lovely man and I trust him, I'm sure the result will be ok but... It would help me take the plunge! Have you got photos to show me before I make an appointment? Thank you dear FBC friends!

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is Huxley with his Puppy cut.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just adorable!!! Very Happy Thanks Kathryn!

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well I've got a photo but I can't remember how to post it through postimage, it doesn't seem to be doing what I expected. Can anyone help?

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Jacquie, go to the Postimage home page, click on the selected size of photo (800x600 is best) and on "No expiration", then click on Select photo, which takes you to your photo files. In your files, click on the selected photo, and then on Open. The photo will be downloaded to Postimage. A choice of various links is then dispalayed, select the third line from the bottom of the list (the link which starts with [url=https... etc) by clicking on the blue and white icon at the end of that line. Then come back here and press Ctrl+V to copy the link in your message. The photo will be displayed when you submit your message. Hope that helps.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Here we go then - hopefully Laughing Done with thinning scissors.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks Nina Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Really beautiful Jacquie! Maybe not short enough to be a real relief for Foxie's back though, what do you think?...

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It may be, I think it depends how thick her coat is. Can be done in the same way but shorter if necessary, I think you get a better effect with thinning scissors than clippers or straight scissors, but if you want her really short it would mean clippers. You can use a comb on the clipper which makes the cut longer. I'll try to find something where one has been clipped but not too short.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you Jacquie!

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Found this one, it's a long time ago but I think was done with clippers with the longest comb on.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The first photo is not as long as it looks as it's layered Wink Smile

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow Jacquie are you a pro groomer? That's the best beardie haircut I've seen since I've owned a beardie Cool Cool

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 6:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I agree with you Mary, beautiful haiecuts! As for me I wouldn't dare cut my dogs' fur, either with scissors or with clippers, I let my favourite groomer do it!

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey hang on girls, it's not me that did it but my daughter who's a groomer! Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 11:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

My previous two playing and you can see the short haircut on Pepper. Sadly, she was diabetic and did not enjoy all the long fur or the constant grooming, so .....[img]Image
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 12:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ah, Jacquie, that explains it. Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh! Pepper looked lovely, and the short cut relly suited her!

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 5:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

She loved it, especially in the summer. She was not keen on heavy rain on her back so loved to wear her raincoat in wet weather and did so proudly! The groomer thought she looked good, too, and always commented that it was lucky she had such a good body shape!

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 8:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow, Jacquie, your daughter certainly does a good job, it looks lovely.

Is she any good with people ?? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thankyou Joy Very Happy As far as people hair cuts are concerned I don't think so Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Mine are going short from now on. Liz especially has an u dear coat like a yak Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 2:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, I did Millie's feet yesterday, some of her walks are so muddy - and, of course, she chooses the best bits, it is hard work getting them clean. But, the little madam would not sit still this time and she is usually very good, so they look a bit hacked. Will have to have another go when we are both feeling more relaxed. If ever Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We used to get the groomer to do ours too about the SAME AS jaquies.
That's a good length as it's mostly undercoat to keep them warm.

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