Member Video: Grooming an American Cocker for the Show/Contest Ring - 1 hr 1 minutes

As Pina says, the prep is the most important part of this groom. You’ve seen how to get a full coated Cocker squeaky clean, how to blow out a coat, how to get the jacket to lie tight to the skin, and how you can flat iron the furnishings to get them straight and shiny. Now watch as Pina pulls this entire trim together for a show stunning look. She shows you how to style the head. You’ll know how to get those classic ‘mushy’ lips on a Cocker. Pina shows how to card the coat and set the pattern. She teaches you the techniques to set those beautiful bevels that seem to make the dog float across the floor. If you want to see how to prepare and style a show trim on an American Cocker – this is not a video to miss!

In this video you will learn:

  • Where to set the pattern line on the ears.
  • How to create the classic ‘mushy’ muzzle.
  • How to set the body pattern.
  • How to shape the bevels so they are smooth and balanced.
  • How long to leave the feathering on the ears.
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Irina Pinkusevich

Pina is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America. She has just starting her apprenticeship to become a national Certifier with NDGAA.

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