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
Dog Owners Handbook

Dog Owners Handbook

There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of the dog is basically associated with its breed. A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proven that mating two adult dogs of the sametype would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.

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