Grooming the Bichon Mix in a Modified Bichon Trim: Part 1 (Body & Legs)

FREE EXCERPT: Grooming the Bichon Mix in a Modified Bichon Trim: Body & Legs (Part 1 of 5-Part Series) - 12 minutes


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This is a highly stylized trim that’s appealing and easy to achieve. Lindsey shows you step-by-step how to set this modified Bichon pattern with a clipper. The longer snap-on comb leaves a plush finish that can easily be blended into a fuller leg. As Lindsey works over the dog, she gives you great hints for how to bring out the best features of the Bichon while hiding faults. She discusses how to establish reference points aiding in setting the pattern consistently every time. The short ear style is a stand-out feature on this dog. It’s cute. It’s appealing. Amazingly, the short ear style was developed to ward off a health issues on this dog! Find out how and why Lindsey created this custom trim for this client.

This lesson is packed so full of great information, that we have broken it into a double feature. PLUS! We’ve broken those lessons into small, bite-sized chunks. The entire lesson runs just over an hour, but if you don’t have an hour to spare in one sitting, you can watch it chunk-by-chunk.

In this video, Setting the Pattern on the Body and Trimming Legs, you will learn:

  • Which blades can be used to establish this ‘look’.
  • How to add style and flair at the tail.
  • Tips to set the ‘focal center’ of the dog.
  • Tricks to help perfect smoothness of the trim.
  • How to use structure to pull the look together.
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Lindsey Dicken

Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.

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