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Poodle clipping and grooming : the international reference
Kalstone, Shirlee.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : Howell Book House, [2001]

Physical Description:
v, 234 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
Format :


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SF429.P85 K325 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
SF429.P85 K325 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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

Author Notes

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.

Table of Contents

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