Bichon Frise Pet Trim
This cut is short enough to be practical while keeping the overall look of the Bichon, making it perfect
for dogs that are active in the great outdoors.
BY ANNIE FRANCIS
STEP 5 STEP 6 STEP 7
Colby is a seven-year-old Bichon Frise that I have been grooming sin;e she was a puppy. ;he may be small, white and fluffy, but she is very much a dog that loves hiking, swimming and getting herself as dirty as possible. With that in mind, her family wants
a cut that is short enough to be practical, but they still want her to look like
;his trim is not a ;onformation or ;ontest groom, nor do ; ;;;; any
faults. I use a size-A, snap-on comb on this haircut, but the length can be
made shorter or longer to meet the needs of different ;lients. ;in;e ;olby
is a frequent visitor to the salon—she comes in for a full groom about every
;ve to si; weeks;and ; like to do all my brushing while fluff drying, ; send
her right to the tub.
STEP 1: BATHE
;tart the groom off with a ni;e bath. ; wash ;olby in a
deep-cleansing bath and a whitening shampoo. I also use a
STEP 2: DRY
Using a high-velocity dryer, blow as much water out of
the coat as the pet will allow. Colby is a old pro at this and
allows me to get her 90 percent dry with the HV dryer.
STEP 3: DETANGLE
Using a slicker brush and a stand or hand dryer, line brush
methodically through the coat, straightening, drying and
removing any knots. Check that the dog is completely
brushed out by using a comb.
STEP 4: TRIM NAILS
;ut and ;le the nails.
STEP 5: CLEAN EARS
Pluck and clean the ears.
STEP 6: TRIM UNDERNEATH FEET
Using a #30 blade trim around the pads of the feet.
STEP 7: SANITARY TRIM
Using a #10 blade, clip the sanitary areas.