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Grooming a Kerry Blue Terrier

The Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation is happy to present this video made by Barbara thompson and Fred Morgan.  Both are well known Canadian Kerry breeders. Through the persistant efforts of Louise Lang, the Foundation was able to obtain the permission to re-publish these classic grooming …

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Preventing and Treating Post-Clippering Skin Irritation

Mimi Wight Many Kerries suffer uncomfortable skin irritation from clippering (which is a necessary part of their grooming regime), especially on their tummies, buttocks, and genital areas where the skin is most sensitive. In October of 2003, this topic appeared on KB-L, the Kerry Foundation’s …

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The Kerry from a Professional Groomer’s Perspective

As a professional groomer I’d like to offer a little bit of enlightenment to those out there frustrated in trying to find a groomer for your kerry blue terrier. First unless the groomer that you choose regularly participates inconformation showing or grooming competions they may …

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Modified Falls

Some people do not like the fall of the Kerry and prefer to see the Kerry’s eyes. While modified falls are not allowed in the conformation show ring, they are acceptable everywhere else. On March 4, 2006 the Question of the Week was: Does your …

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Kerry Blue Grooming Equipment

 Janet Joers  As a novice to the breed, you maybe overwhelmed with the grooming requirements of the Kerry. Here is an equipment list to get you started. Kerry grooming visuals One of the best videos was done by Canadian breeder Barb Thompson (kerryb@nb.sympatico.ca). It’s about $50 …

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Grooming Equipment Maintenance

Judith Bruno  Once you’ve decided to bite the bullet and acquire the required gear, follow a few simple maintenance procedures and it should last you a lifetime. What you’ll need Blade Wash, stiff brush (provided with most clippers) or old tooth brush  Clipper Oil (provided …

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Sharpen Your Scissors

You can learn to sharpen your own scissors. It’s not difficult but does require initial patience. You will know when you have done it right because your scissors will cut.  There is no magic to doing this, just a little learned skill, a 2″ x …

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The Kindest Cut

Reprinted with permission from the American Kennel Club, Inc., . When Nancy Hall, of Madison, Connecticut, arrived at the groomers to pick up Dinah, her Airedale Terrier, the pup was being handled so roughly Hall insisted they release her from the grooming harness immediately. “Dinah’s …

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Your Groomer Isn’t Licensed–Should You Care?

Eve Adamson Reprinted with permission from American Kennel Club, Inc., . Most groomers never injure a pet. They run good businesses, they work hard, and they take responsibility for their actions. Perhaps that’s why most pet owners are surprised to discover that pet groomers-those caretakers …

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