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The New Complete Poodle Clipping and Grooming Book

Beautiful renderings by world-renowned artist Maude Nilsson illustrate Poodle trims from around the world. They add even more pizzazz to this already heavily illustrated guide. Back by popular demand, "Poodle Clipping and Grooming: The International Reference" is a revamped version of the original classic that no groomer can be without.

Authored by renowned expert Shirlee Kalstone and bursting with hundreds of photos and detailed step-by-step directions, this new edition promises to be even more of a boon to Poodle groomers and enthusiasts worldwide than the previous edition. Its thoroughly illustrated instructions guide you through

  • selecting the right equipment
  • caring for the coats of pet Poodles and show Poodles
  • basic clipping of the Poodle's feet, face, neck, tail, stomach and ears, as well as fashioning the perfect topknot -- with tips from the experts
  • setting the patterns for sanctioned show trims and popular pet trims
  • and many other Poodle grooming secrets and nuances
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Table of Contents

Introduction. PART I: History, Equipment and General Care. Chapter 1: The Development of Poodle Trimming. Chapter 2: Selecting the Right Equipment. Chapter 3: Coat Care for the Pet Poodle. Chapter 4: Bathing the Pet Poodle. Chapter 5: Fluff Drying the Pet Poodle. Chapter 6: Bathing and Drying a Poodle in Show Coat. Chapter 7: General Hygiene. Chapter 8: External Parasites and Their Control. Chapter 9: The Official AKC Standard for the Poodle. Chapter 10: Interpreting the Breed Standard with Emphasis on Grooming. PART II: Basic Clipping Instructions. Chapter 11: General Clipping Tips. Chapter 12: Clipping the Poodle's Feet. Chapter 13: Clipping the Poodle's Face and Neck. Chapter 14: Clipping the Poodle's Tail. Chapter 15: Clipping the Poodle's Stomach. Chapter 16: Shaping the Topknot. Chapter 17: Finishing the Ears. PART III: Clipping the Poodle for the Show Ring. Chapter 18: The Changing Fashions of Show Trims. Chapter 19: Care of the Poodle in Show Coat. Chapter 20: The Three AKC-Recognized Show Clips. PART IV: Clipping the Pet Poodle. Chapter 21: Introduction to the "Pet" Poodle Trims. Chapter 22: Styling and Finishing the Legs. Chapter 23: Pet Clips. PART V: International Poodle Clipping and Grooming. Chapter 24: The International Scene. Chapter 25: Grooming Contests Around the World. Chapter 26: So You Want to Be a Professional Groomer. Appendix: Additional Reading. Index.

About the Author

Shirlee Kalstone lives in New York, NY. She has been involved with dogs for over 35 years as a groomer, a breeder/exhibitor, the director of one of the first grooming schools in the United States and the organizer of one of the world's most prestigious grooming competitions and educational conferences. She is the author of 11 books and countless articles about the grooming and health care of dogs and cats. Mrs. Kalstone also wrote a monthly grooming column for Pet Supplies Marketing magazine for over 17 years, and she was the regular grooming columnist for Pure-Breed Dogs: The American Kennel Club Gazette for over 5 years. Her feature articles about grooming have appeared in Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, Dogs USA, Dogs in Canada, Groom and Board, Groomers Europe and other publications overseas.

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