The English Saddle clip

The English Saddle clip (see Figure 14-11) is an alternative to the Continental clip. The face, throat, feet, tail, and forelegs are shaved, and pompoms are shaped on the wrists and tail. The hindquarters have closer-shaved fur with bracelets (like pompoms) above the knee and below the hock of shaved fur. To groom your Poodle in an English Saddle clip, try the following:

1. Shave your dog's face using a No. 10, No. 15, or No. 30 blade (for very close cuts).

Work away from the eyes down to the base of the throat. Stop at the point of the throat or Adam's apple.

2. Shave your dog's feet and base of the tail using a No. 10, No. 15, or No. 30 blade (for very close cuts).

3. Shave the forelegs from the rounded mane (elbow joint) just about two inches or so, using your No. 10, No. 15, or No. 30 blade (for very close cuts).

Leave several inches of hair to make the pompoms on the wrists, and scissor this hair into an oval shape.

4. Part the coat behind the rib cage and shape the dog's body and hindquarters according to Figure 14-11 using scissors.

5. Cut thin bracelets an inch above the hock on the hind legs using a 5/s blade.

Make sure the bracelets match.

6. Cut thin bracelets just above the knee or stifle on the hind legs using a 5/s blade.

Make sure the bracelets match.

7. Shape the dog's body according to Figure 14-11 using scissors.

Figure 14-11:

The English Saddle clip.

Figure 14-11:

The English Saddle clip.

Inch Grooming Scissors

8. Round off the cap (or topknot) — that is, the hair from the occiput to the eyebrows — using scissors.

Note: Scissoring will work better. In fact, you need to scissor and shape the hair so that it's rounded.

9. Trim the ears with scissors.

Keep your fingers between the ear flaps and the scissors, using them as a guide to prevent you from cutting your dog's ears.

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Dog Owners Handbook

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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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