Grooming the Portuguese Water Dog – Working Retriever Trim (1 of 2-Part Series)
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Annette Quick is a Certified Master Groomer as well as a highly regarded contest stylist. One of the breeds that earned her the right to become a GroomTeam USA member was the Portuguese Water Dog. In this session she grooms a beautiful, black-and-white PWD to breed standard in a working Retriever trim. She will guide you through the breed standard, points of reference on the dog’s body, and tricks on how to get the look on a show dog, a contest dog, or simply the correct look on a pet dog in your salon.
This lesson is broken into a ‘double feature.’
In this video you will learn:
- How to set the pattern based on breed profile and points of reference.
- What blades to use and where to use them.
- How to set in the angles of the front and rear assemblies using bone structure as a guide.
- What PWD enthusiasts mean when they say this is a ‘breed of moderation.’
- What to visualize to give you the correct placement of a tuck-up in any breed.
In her first year as a Division A competitor in 1997, she garnered the top spot on GroomTeam USA. Annette maintained a position on GroomTeam USA each year through 2000 and helped the USA Team bring home the silver medal from Eurogroom London, England, and the Gold Medal from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has won multiple “Best in Show” and “Best all around Groomer” awards at shows nationally as well as internationally and was the “Best in Show” winner in Argengroom in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1998.
Annette has shown dogs. She also has titles in obedience, agility, and confirmation. She has been nominated for several Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards and won the award for American Groomer of the Year in 1999.
Annette is active in the pet grooming industry, in an industry speaker and judges at grooming shows. She is also a member of the Wahl Extreme Team.