Part 2 of 2: Setting a Show Poodle Trim on a 7 Month Old Puppy – Velvet Finish
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Runtime:16 minutes, 44 seconds
Pina has a passion for Poodles. In this grooming demonstration, Pina uses a 6 1/2 month old show Poodle puppy. She shows you how to create a trim that accentuates the proper structure of the breed.
Complicated subject matter is transformed into easy-to-understand, step-by-step visual instructions. This video is packed with great grooming tips. No matter what type of pet you are working on, a show dog or a simple stylized pet in your salon, this lesson has techniques you can apply today.
As she works over this young dog, Pina uses a combination of straight and curved shears plus long blenders to get a velvet finish. When she finishes the top knot, she shares a number of show ring secrets to get the perfect, ‘natural’, look. Pina is comfortable teaching high-level styling techniques yet does it in such a way, anyone can understand. Whether you’re looking to hone your skills for show ring styling, or just starting out, this video lesson we’ll set you up to succeed.
In this video you will learn: •What creates elegance in any dog.
- What shape are you trying to achieve the rib cage.
- What visual image are you trying to create with the rear legs.
- How to pull the entire dog together as she works section by section.
- The secret to get beautiful top knot on a show dog.
Irina "Pina" Pinkusevich
Irina "Pina" Pinkusevich immigrated from The Ukraine in 1989. She realized her passion as a Pet Stylist while working part-time as a bather. In the earlier part of her career Irina worked as a Pet Stylist at some of the most high-end grooming salons in New York.
Looking to improve her skills & expand her horizons, Irina entered the world of Competitive Grooming in 2006. In her competitive career Irina has won multiple BIS & Best All Around Groomer awards. She is a two-time recipient of the Lynne Carver Award for the most Best All Around Groomer wins in 2008 & 2010. Irina was also honored to win the Liz Paul Memorial Award for the most Best in Show wins in 2010. She is the winner of the Winner’s Circle Jackpot 2011 where she won $32,500 for grooming Lucas, her champion American Cocker Spaniel. In 2013 she was the winner of another Jackpot & in 2017 she won The World Dog Show’s World Champion Award.
Irina was a member of GroomTeam USA from 2008 through 2013. She competed in the World Championships for the United States in 2009, 2011, & 2013 helping the U.S. team bring home a Silver & two Golds.
Currently, Irina is a national & international judge & lecturer as well as an ambassador for Artero. Irina was awarded the Cardinal Crystal Award for Judge of the Year 2014 & the Barkleigh Honors Award for Up & Coming Speaker of the Year 2014. She has also been nominated for multiple Cardinal Crystal & Barkleigh awards in 2015.
Irina is a National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) with the National Dog Groomers of America. She is also a Certifier for their company.
Dedicated to improving the industry, Irina teaches at Merryfield School of Pet Grooming in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She travels the world educating through conferences and seminars. She is also an integral part of Artero’s Jornadas events in Spain and the USA.
Irina is associated with Kiyara Poodles, owned by Michael Lamb and Bill Jividen Jr.. Kiyara is a top breeder of miniature poodles in the United States. She is also associated with Kerryfield Kennels, owned by Virginia Harding & Krizma Kennels owned by Lois Grier, top breeders of Kerry Blue Terriers. With these kennels, Irina has bred and co-owned numerous champion Poodles and Kerry Blue Terriers.
Irina is co-owner of a high-end styling salon in Oakland Park, Florida: Päsh the Canine Boudoir. It is here where she is most often found grooming the amazing show dogs that are her passion.