Canine Anatomy

FREE EXCERPT: Canine Anatomy - 42 minutes

Whether a Yorkshire terrier, a Great Dane, or a Bulldog, all dogs possess fundamentally identical bone and muscle structure. For every purebred dog, there is a written standard developed by the parent breed organization that outlines the ‘ideal dog.’ Being able to decipher the official breed standard can be a challenge. Speaking the language is a key component to understanding how to work professionally with the canine species. In this video you will learn how the basics of canine anatomy. Melissa guides you through the key reference points used to groom dogs, to accentuate balance and style, set pattern lines as well as handle the dog safely and comfortably based on it’s structural limitations.

This video will help you learn how to:

  • Interpret the breed standard.
  • Identify the key components that make up a structurally sound and balanced animal, purebred or mixed breed.
  • Measure and select reference points and use them in the trimming process.
  • Handle dogs in order to create a harmonious relationship with them.
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Melissa Verplank

Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist and long time business owner.

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