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Grooming a Show Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV)

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Video DescriptionAbout Lisa Leady


49 minutes, 5 seconds


Advanced Stylist

Award winning pet stylist, Lisa Leady continues her series on Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens, or PBGVs for short. In this lesson, Lisa works on a PBGV that has been out of the show ring for a while. Her owners would like to bring her back into the AKC conformation ring. In this lesson, Lisa shows you how to correctly groom a PBGV for the show ring.

The breed standard clearly states this is NOT a breed that should be overly groomed. The look is rough and tousled. To get the correct look, the breed is handstripped. She shows you how to get that look using a minimal amount of tools – just like they would have done in years gone by. She shows you how to groom the PBGV to breed standard. Lisa will show you how to highlight key points while keeping the messy look.

In this video you will learn:

• How to identify which hairs should be removed.

• The best way to get the classic ‘tousled look’ on a PBGV.

• The key conformational points of the breed and how to highlight them.

• Ways to overcome a cowlick in a coat.

• Shortcuts you can take while still doing it correctly for the breed ring.

Lisa Leady

Certifications: NCMG, CMG

Lisa Leady is a third generation groomer, with over 25 years experience. She is also a clinician, speaker, Certified Master Groomer, and Certifier for IPG.

She has many Best All Around and Best in Show placements.

Lisa is a multiple Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award nominee and was the recipient of the 2003 Congeniality Award.

In 2002 Lisa sold her shop of ten years and began a new career as a grooming school instructor.

After five years in the classroom, Lisa has made the move to mobile. She is now the proud owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Pet Salon based in Genoa, Illinois.

Lisa is currently a GroomTeam Board Member.

She has completed the Judge’s Orientation/Training Class required by the United Showmanagers Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.

Business Name(s): Primp My Pooch
Business Address: 712 Tyler St.
Genoa, IL 60135
Business Phone: (815) 333-5197

Industry Affiliation:
USA Judge
Competitor (Retired)
Mobile Stylist/Owner

Vendor Associate: Wahl Extreme Team Member

GroomTeam Affiliation: She has been a GroomTeam USA member since 2000. In 2004 she qualified to travel with GroomTeam to France, where she helped bring home the silver medal, and also went to Italy in 2007.

AKC Exhibitor Breeds: Shown and bred champion Smooth Fox Terriers.


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