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Yorkshire Terrier with an Asian Butterfly Head Style (Part 1 of 2-Part Series: Clipper work on the body)

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Video DescriptionAbout Suesan Watson

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19 minutes, 10 seconds

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In this lesson, award-winning stylist Suesan Watson works on an adorable Yorkshire Terrier. Like so many of our pet Yorkies, this girl has a typical coat. It is sparse. Fine. Flyaway. It lacks body. It is almost impossible to make it look smooth and polished. But Sue has tricks up her sleeves to deal with the coat on the body.

We know the body coat is tough to work with, so why not turn your attention to one of the best features on a Yorkie – the head. Yorkies have adorable heads. Asian influenced styling has become so popular that Sue opts to give this dog a butterfly head style. With their cute, upright ears, Pet Yorkies are perfect candidates for this head style.

This is a great practical style that can be done in no time. Once you learn how to deal with the coat type, this is a superfast trim to do, with a head style that is charming and a little different.

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • what types of clippers and blades will work well with this light coat.
  • which types of products canhelp build body into the fur.
  • how to set the lines on a butterfly head style.
  • a trick to ensure you do not have any skin pulled up into the ponytail on the head.
  • how to make sure you can clearly see both sides the face and expression when you do the final trimming on the head.

Suesan Watson

Certifications: CMG

Suesan is a third generation pet stylist whose dynamic career stretches over 40 years. A “Certified Master Groomer”, she owns a successful mobile grooming business, serving the Chicago/Northwest Suburban area. Sue is proud to be part of Wahl’s “Extreme Team” and is approved by the “United Show Managers’ Alliance” as a “Sanctioned Judge”.

She began grooming competitively in 1995, and has received many class and group placings. Sue is a winner of the “Wahl 2003 Groomer of the Year” award, and only recipient of three consecutive “Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards for American Groomer of the Year”. In addition, Suesan has been nominated multiple times for “Cardinal Grooming Contest Judge of the Year”, and Cardinal “Congeniality” awards.

Making “Groom Team USA” in 2000, Suesan was in the top five positions for five years in a row, before retiring from competing to become a judge in 2005. Her 2004 placings garnered her the honor of competing with the “Groom Team USA Travel Team” in France, in 2005; with the USA team placing second, only one point behind France. Sue also won “Best Clipping” recognition with her Mini-Poodle in the “individual open class”, at the same competition.

Her keen eye for dogs, understanding of the “standards” and knowledge of grooming techniques, coupled with her pleasant demeanor, has made Sue a sought after competition judge and speaker, both in the United States and abroad. And with a natural ability to communicate grooming techniques to others in an understanding and often-humorous way, she regularly draws crowds at her seminars and grooming demonstrations around the country. Sue also does private hands-on seminars with individuals and smaller shop groups.

Annually, Suesan teams up with her sister to produce and manage a “Class B” grooming competition in conjunction with the “Chicagoland Family Pet Expo”. This venue allows less experienced groomers to be introduced to competitive grooming in a not so intimidating arena and then continue on to larger shows as their confidence and experience builds. The competition has been very popular with not only the groomers but the average attendees of the show who normally do not see regular grooming competitions.

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