About Me:

I am a professional Pet Groomer. I have been grooming for 28 years. This Blog is a kind of diary of my work. I wish I had started years ago, writing some of the experiences I have had while grooming. Most days are fun, some can be sad, some can be just down right crazy. If you are a pet owner and come across this blog, I hope it helps you understand how your pet is groomed. If you are a Pet Groomer, I hope you can relate to some of the stories. Maybe even learn a grooming tip or can leave a friendly grooming tip for me. There is always something to learn, no matter how long you have been grooming.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Trimming Up A Long Haired Chihuahua

Today I had a long haired Chihuahua come in for her very first grooming.....she is 2 years old.

She was very shy and sweet when I took her from the owner, but I wasn't sure what to expect when I started grooming her.
Two years of her life gone by without ever seeing a groomer.
Was she going to freakout and become a little land shark?

She turned out to be a groomers dream to groom.
The water scared her a little at first, but she settled right down.
The HV dryer startled her a little at first, but she calmed down quickly and even let me dry her head with it. (on low speed)
She also stood like a statue for all of her trimming.

She was also an angel for her nails.

She did not move a muscle while I clipped and filed them.

They were so long, they were twisting her toes.

Her owner wanted her rear scissored short, because she had been peeing on herself and she did have a few small mats around her privates.

The owner also wanted her ears neatened but not taken too short because they are part of her personality.

I scissored all of her feathering tight and neat.

 She was so shy.

Just look at that face.

I spent a little longer grooming her than I needed to just because she was such a joy to groom. :)

Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. Looks more like a Papillon than a Chihuahua!

    1. Hi Janice,
      I thought the same thing when I first saw the dog, but I don't argue with owners. :)

  2. I vote half Papillon or more.

  3. I'm not a groomer, just a reader trying to figur out how to have my "chihuahua" groomed. I've never seen a chihuahua that quite looked like mine until I saw this one. So after reading these comments I googled papillons and By George that's my dog!!!!! No wonder he looked at me crazy when I spoke Spanish to him. I think you should let your customer know what they have because I had never heard of Papillons and I'm kinda thrilled to know 5 years after rescuing him.

  4. Yes, definitely a Papillon which explains why it was so docile. Most Chihuahuas would not be so tolerant. Papillons are know for their very sweet dispositions.