Over a month ago I ordered a couple of dog grooming magazines and a dog grooming guide book.
It took them more than a month to get here.
They were coming from Japan.
Yes, I ordered grooming magazines and a book about Japanese grooming.
I love the Japanese grooming.
I love how different and 'out of the box' their grooming is from American grooming.
The two magazines are filled with great pictures of really nicely groomed dogs, with descriptions on how to groom them.
The only problem is...I can't read them. lol
But, I can look at the pictures!!
The Grooming Guide book was a big disappointment.
Most of the pictures looked like the same dogs over and over again and they were not very well groomed on top of it.
Here are some of the dogs from the magazine.
Do you think that one of my Schnauzer customers will let me groom their dog like this cute guy?
I mean...come on....wouldn't every Schnauzer owner want big, bushy boots?
I do love that face. :)
Now, this is the way to groom those Schnauzers whose owners want you to keep the eyelashes.
Or, how about a Westie with this cut....at least I am pretty sure it is a Westie.
He is in the Terrier part of the magazine. :)
The face on this Poodle is just too cute.
Fuzzy boots on this one too.
I really want to try this on a poodle.
At least the owner won't be able to say; "he looks like a poodle."
At least not any 'American' Poodle. :)
I think he looks like a stuffed toy.
Not a fan of the ears, but I love the tight, round head.
Of course you could always frame that tight, round head with a long beard and sideburns.
There is just so much that you could do with a Yorkies hair, and they would still look adorable.
Long hair left on one side of the head and one ear...such a glamor girl.
Talk about a little head and long ears, on a big full body.
Obviously the words 'balance' and 'in proportion' are not used in the Japanese grooming world.
Do you think that if I put some of these pictures up in my lobby, I would get a customer who would want me to try one of these cuts on their dog?
I think that I would...eventually.
There is only one problem...
The owners who would want these cuts, would be the owners whose dogs don't have the hair for the cuts.
It's nice to dream anyway. :)
Happy Grooming, MFF