Grooming the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier in a Show Trim (1 of 2-Part Series)
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You asked for her – we got her. Lindsey Dicken. She has won hundreds of awards for her grooming skills in this country and abroad. In this lesson, Lindsey shows you how to groom a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Lindsey has built a large part of her reputation on grooming this breed. The trim Lindsey puts on this dog is suitable for the pet contest arena or the conformation show ring.
As she works over the dog, you’ll learn how to get the classic outline for the breed. This is definitely a dog that is supposed to look very natural and not ‘over groomed.’ You’ll learn about the tools that you’ll need to get the look and how to use them. Lindsey shares so many details about how to groom the SCWT that we have broken this lesson into a double feature. The first feature addresses the body, legs, and feet. In the second feature, Lindsey deals with the head in great detail. Her teaching style is easy to understand – whether you are a new stylist or a seasoned pro. If you have any questions about how to groom a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, this lesson is for you!
In this video you will learn:
- The grooming tool of choice for the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- The difference between the American and the Irish coat on the SCWT
- Different ways to trim the side coat in the spring of rib area
- How to clip the unique ear style
- How to correctly trim the eye area so the dog can see through the ‘fringe’
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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