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Part 3 of 4: Common Grooming Mistakes on a Kerry Blue Terrier: Tail, Topline and Rear Leg Angulation

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Video DescriptionAbout Cheryl Purcell


21 minutes, 44 seconds


Advanced Stylist

Cheryl Purcell specializes in Kerry Blue Terriers. She had bred and shown them for years. In this lesson, she is working on a retired AKC Champion that was recently groomed for a grooming competition. This video is packed with valuable grooming knowledge only a highly experienced stylist would be able to share.

Cheryl moves to the rear of the dog. In this section she discusses trimming the tail, how to correct the topline, build ‘spring of rib’ and cut angulation into the rear legs.

In this video you will learn:

  • A styling trick to give the tail a little ‘extra’ flair.
  • How to set rear angulation so you can see it from multiple angles.
  • How to join the topline and the neck.
  • How to work with ‘diamonds’ while styling the body.
  • How to set in the waist on a Kerry Blue Terrier.

Cheryl Purcell

Certifications: NCMG

Cheryl Purcell NCMG began her grooming career in 1991. A Nationally Certified Master Groomer, Cheryl is known nationally and internationally as one of the industry's top pet stylists. She has been successfully competing and winning at grooming competitions since 1993. Major wins include Multiple "Best-In-Show" wins and multiple "Best-All-Around" wins. She ranked as a GroomTeam USA Top 10 Stylist from 2002 to 2007 (a group composed of the top 10 groomers in this country).
Cheryl also served on the Board of NEPGP (New England Pet Grooming Professionals) for several years, was the 2005 Groom Team Liaison and is the current GroomTeam Coordinator.

For more information about lessons with Cheryl, please contact her at or  781-792-0484.


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