Classic Retriever cut

The classic Retriever cut (see Figure 11-6) looks good on longer-bodied dogs like the Portuguese Water Dog and Poodles (see Chapter 14 for more about other popular Poodle cuts). Here's how you clip a dog in the classic Retriever cut:

1. Select a clipper blade that will work well with your dog.

Use a No. 5 or No. 7 blade for the body and a No. 10 blade for close-in trimming around the genitals and anus.

2. Trim the coat evenly all over your dog's body. You need to leave about an inch of hair.

You can either leave the tail natural or trim it if you like a clean look.

3. Trim around the genitals and anus.

Use a No. 10 blade, but be careful not to touch any sensitive areas with the clippers.

4. If you like a clean face, trim it with either a No. 10 or a No. 15 blade.

Retriever Cut Portuguese Water Dog
Puppy Training Basics

Puppy Training Basics

Getting a new puppy is a fun and interesting time. You probably went to a breeder or pet store or maybe just saw an ad on the Internet or the newspaper, for puppies, and decided just to check it out. Before you knew it those little eyes and fluffy puppy fur had your heart melting and you were headed home with him or her in your arms.

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  • Billie
    How to retriever cut water dog?
    4 years ago
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    How to trim a portuguese water dogs face?
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