Member Video: Grooming the Bichon in a Show Style Trim: Body and Legs (1 of 2-Part Series) - 36 minutes
Part 1: Setting the Pattern, Body, Legs, and Feet
This is the video you have all been waiting for! You’ve seen Lindsey Dicken win multiple Best in Show awards with this dog. In this lesson, she shows you how to groom a Bichon Frise in a show style trim. Zoey is the gorgeous Bichon Lindsey has been competing with for over five years. Lindsay shows you how to groom this breed to breed profile. She uses a variety of shears to sculpt the coat, there is no cheating anything off with guard combs in this demonstration. As she hand scissors the coat, Lindsay talks about the importance of coat preparation, conformation trimming, and lots of tips for how to get the correct look. Even though this is a complicated trim, Lindsay’s directions are simple and easy to follow.
In this section, Lindsay discusses how to set the pattern including: how to outline the dog, cut in the angulation on the front and rear assembly, round the feet, and shape the legs to accentuate the proper confirmation and movement of the breed.
In this video you will learn:
- The general overview of what the breed should look like when finished.
- Different shapes she uses to help her block in the dog.
- How to set the tail.
- How to set in the chest.
- Tricks to set in the tuck-up.
Experts in this Video
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.