I cant help but feel I have lost my way with my bitch's pattern, and am on my own when I clip/scissor her. Plus I have learned the style of grooming/ spray up I was taught was a bit outdated.. Even so she recieved 2 5pt majors towards her GCH lol, BUT now I think I have confused myself or over thought things. Then I remember ya'll and your keen eyes teehee. My mentor always said think round when scissoring her jacket, but I know one must to suit the trim to the dog to bring out their best qualities. So I am a bit torn.. when I scissor her jacket round it looks great to me in person, but if I look at her just right(or in a pic) I tend to feel she looks a lil long /off. So I would like your opinions, critiques, tips, etc. The more the merrier!!
When looking straight on I trim her in a U shape as she has plenty substance and looks dumpy and less feminine to me if I leave her too ful/roundl. Now this last time I trimmed her side profile round(the judges side is my best side).. I tend to trim the rosettes close to the jacket as well as I think it gives the shorter back appearance.. IMO at least. I also did not fool with her bracelets and tail as I tend to be a perfectionist and would take too long lol! So altho the placement is there lol, they dont look their best.. I used no product nor "show dried" them.. by the looks of it I barely brushed them lol. So be gentle on the shape of them as I know it looks ****** lol!! But I would like to now if their placement and relative size is right! I tend to do one or the other scissoring wise to cut corners in between shows and will sometimes take off more than need be for easier maintenace .
My thoughts mainly are that I need to move my jacket and rosettes back. I think the back of the rosette should be at or just infront of the base of tail when erect. She gains some oz between shows so she gets a bit of a fat roll above her tail lol.. she will be on a "diet" to lose the "weight" before her next show which is in 2mons. I was also told being a lil leaner will give her more of a shelf (well looks like she has more shelf) All we need are Wins over Ch(I call these CH wins for short), which if she were a class dog would be as easy as majors IMO!! I want her to look her best!!! And need the keen eyes of others.. hell its like pulling teeth to get hubby to take a pic or hold a head so as you can tell the pic was single handed. NOT bad considering! And obvi she's in warppers so I hope it still looks right.
Anything else you see let me Know !!! She has about 9wks worth of growth, and over an inch extra coat so will be easy to move lines!! Im dying to give her a proper cut as she looks really shaggy. I appologize ahead of time for the lack of quality in the image.. it was on my camera phone and single handed so a lil blurry. Thank you kind PG folks for all your help!