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Part 2 of 2: Grooming the Portuguese Water Dog: Working Retriever Trim

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Video DescriptionAbout Annette Quick


41 minutes, 46 seconds


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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 and trim the plume on a PWD tail.
  • How to style the unique PWD head.
  • How to shape the correct ear.
  • How to build the illusion of more neck.
  • How to balance the head with the body, pulling the entire haircut together.

Annette Quick

Certifications: CMG

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.


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