Turning a Toy Poodle into a Bedlington – Step-by-Step From the Breed Standard: Part 1 1

FREE EXCERPT: Turning a Toy Poodle into a Bedlington (1 of 2-part Series) - 20 minutes


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Pina is a top grooming competitor. She is also a phenomenal grooming instructor. In this lesson, those two skills blend together effortlessly. One of the most difficult skills to learn in the grooming profession is just how to interpret the breed standard for any breed.

Pina takes this further. She walks you through the Bedlington breed standard as she applies it to a large Toy Poodle. This is an advanced lesson on pet styling that is very easy to follow.

Pina reads small sections from the AKC Complete Dog Book and then shows you how she applies what is written to the dog as she sets the haircut. This is an amazing lesson – one not to miss by any serious pet stylists looking to take their grooming skills into the certification or contest ring.

In Part 1: Pina discusses the general appearance of the dog, how to apply the breed standard when trimming a dog and how to set the close clipper work on this Poodle so it looks like a Bedlington Terrier.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to apply the breed standard when trimming different sections of the dog.
  • How to set the ear tassel.
  • Where to place the clipper lines on the head.
  • How to set the tail.
  • When you think about Bedlingtons, what 2 letters from the alphabet should you think about.
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Irina Pinkusevich

Pina is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America. She has just starting her apprenticeship to become a national Certifier with NDGAA.

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