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    Jiggy Including Grooms in Your Portfolio

    To give an employer a good idea of your all around skills if you could only put 5 grooms in it, what would you choose?

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    1. Poodle with clean feet, clean face, nice top knot.
    2. Schnauzer, or other long-legged terrier.
    3. Cocker spaniel (or Springer or English, even though their lines are different than Am.Cocker)
    4. Drop coated breed trim like shih-tzu, Maltese, Lhasa, etc.
    5. Outline trim for double-coated dogs, like Goldens, Aussies, etc.


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    I think I would also include a Bichon, because many groomers don't get proper Bichon head. I currently groom a few Bichons that the owners say all the other groomers groomed to look like a poodle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ABDG View Post
    1. Poodle with clean feet, clean face, nice top knot.
    2. Schnauzer, or other long-legged terrier.
    3. Cocker spaniel (or Springer or English, even though their lines are different than Am.Cocker)
    4. Drop coated breed trim like shih-tzu, Maltese, Lhasa, etc.
    5. Outline trim for double-coated dogs, like Goldens, Aussies, etc.
    ^^^ This. Only thing I would add to this list is make sure the drop coated dog had a really cute scissored face. Even towards the asian style if that is something you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABDG View Post
    1. Poodle with clean feet, clean face, nice top knot.
    2. Schnauzer, or other long-legged terrier.
    3. Cocker spaniel (or Springer or English, even though their lines are different than Am.Cocker)
    4. Drop coated breed trim like shih-tzu, Maltese, Lhasa, etc.
    5. Outline trim for double-coated dogs, like Goldens, Aussies, etc.


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    Excellent suggestion limited to 5.

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    1) A hand scissor groom. Either a Bichon Frise or a scissored (not clipped) Poodle, Bedlington, etc. to show your proficiency at hand scissoring.
    2) A long-legged or short-legged terrier. Clipped is okay, but if you are including hand stripping on your resume, a hand stripped dog would be best.
    3) A sporting breed dog in the correct pattern.
    4) If you used a Bichon for #1, then include a clipped Poodle here. If you used a Poodle, then maybe an unusual/rare breed in the correct pattern.
    5) A bread-and-butter full groom on a Shih Tzu, Maltese, Yorkie, Lhasa Apso, etc. with the cutest face ever!

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    Some good answers. You know when you limit things to only so many answers it really brings out great sense, common sense and genius. As an employer I would much rather take a look at 5 appropriate ones rather than a big portfolio.

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    Great suggestions, I would be pleased as an employer.

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