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Setting the Desi Trim on a Poodle (Trim designed by Liz Paul)

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Video DescriptionAbout Karen Tucker


54 minutes, 5 seconds



Karen Tucker won the International Groomer of the Year title in 1997 with this haircut. She was honored to earn this win under the trim’s creator, one of the top pet stylists of all time, Liz Paul.

We rarely see pattern trims on poodles anymore, but this haircut is timeless. In this grooming lesson, Karen shows you how to set the pattern a typical pet Poodle and offers insights on how the trim was created. She’ll show you how to clip in the band while keeping it neat and tidy. She provides great detail about the shape of the jacket. She’ll also show you how to blend in the neck and head to create the correct overall shape. Throughout the entire video, Karen talks about the breed standard, highlighting strong points on this dog while hiding its faults.

Karen Tucker

Certifications: NCMG

Karen Tucker, NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) was the #1 ranked stylists in the country in 2006 with GroomTeam USA. She has been in the Top 10 ranked stylists in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 with GroomTeam USA.

Karen has represented the United States in World Team Competitions multiple times. She has competed extensively in this country and abroad competition as a top level professional pet stylist.

Karen also breeds and exhibits Miniature Poodles. Karen owns Wag'N Splash, a high level grooming salon in central Florida.

Karen is available for private training. Please contact her for cost and availability - 407.830.6655 or


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