Gordon Setter in a Show Trim (Part 1 of 3-Part Series: Opening, Feet, and Carding)
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Join award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken as she demonstrates how to do a show groom on a Gordon Setter. In this lesson, Lindsey talks about the differences between Setters. All of them excel in the field while being elegant in the show ring. Yet, there are differences other than coat color.
On the main jacket, a show coat on a Gordon setter is never clipped. Everything about the dog is very natural. One piece flows into the other. Lindsey does an excellent job explaining every step of the grooming process, from trimming the feet to getting that gorgeous soft expression on that elegant face.
Lindsey says this is one of her favorite types of Sporting breeds to groom. Typically, they’re very pretty, well-behaved, and have mellow attitudes. The icing on the cake is that they have one of the easier Sporting coats to card.
If you are a competitive stylist, headed toward certification testing, or the conformation show ring, this is definitely a lesson you want to catch. Even if you don’t hit the show circuit, you can still learn how to make this breed look gorgeous by using the proper grooming techniques. Lindsey will show you how in a way that anyone can understand.
In this lesson, you will learn:
- how to hold an undercoat rake to minimize damage to the skin and coat.
- how to clear the outer thigh of a Gordon Setter.
- a great visual reference using a can of paint.
- where to set the curtain of hair on the rear leg.
- how to shape the top of the head on a Gordon Setter.
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6 of those. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.
Since beginning her dog grooming career, Lindsey has competed all over the country, and won multiple Best All Around Groomer awards, Best Scissored Poodle awards, World Champion Poodle Groomer, and Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year. She received the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010, and was nominated for a Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award. Lindsey has won several Best In Shows, most notably back to back wins at Intergroom 2009 and 2010 with a Bichon Frise.
She has qualified for Groom Team USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching # 6 position her very first year. She was the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 2007, 2009, and 2011 and had the honor of traveling to Germany in 2009 to compete in the World Team Grooming Championship. She helped Groom Team bring home the gold for the USA, winning a gold medal with a Bichon Frise. In 2011, Groom Team USA traveled to Belgium, and Lindsey helped her team earn the silver medal, competing with a miniature poodle in English Saddle trim.
Lindsey is most known for her work on Bichons Frises and Poodles, however she has also excelled in competition with Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Clumber Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Gordon Setters, and mixed breeds.
In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey also shows her Bichons Frises, miniature poodles, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in AKC conformation shows.
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