Grooming Scotch Terrier: Scheme, video, photo
In the international standard the Scottish terrierIs described as a short-legged, active and strong dog. The task of correctly cutting the Scotch Terrer is to emphasize the basic typical signs of the structure of the dog's body and even the properties of its character.
Coat of Scotch-terrier is processed both by a hairstyle, and by trimming, that is plucking.
Scheme of a haircut of an adhesive tape of a terrier
Begin the haircut of the terrier scotch tape from the occiput and move to the superciliary arches with thick eyebrows. On the crown of the head, the wool is cut short with special scissors. Just short hair is cut on the cheekbones, throat (from the sternum up to the chin). The whole site can be plucked.
If the dog is preparing for an exhibition, then do itNeed about 14 days before the event. Above the eyes, leave a thick eyebrow, dividing them by parting. The eyebrows are also cut slightly so that they remain long at the inner corner of the eyes (5 cm), while the outer ones are short. The long eyebrows left above the eyes must have a triangular shape when viewed from above.
Also at the front of the root of each ear is leftA bundle of longer wool. On the ears are formed beautiful brushes with sharp tips. Shaving or nipping the wool on the head of the scotch is necessary to remember the requirements of the standard. They say that the head of a dog of this breed should be long, with an almost flat skull. In this case, the muzzle and the skull should be of equal length.
Everything that violates the clean lines of the head is protrudingWool, should be removed. On the back of the nose, the hair is cut very short. Only on the lateral parts of the nose remains the hair of the greatest length, forming a mustache. Together with the beard they comb in the direction forward. Wool on the back, the upper part of the neck and sides, and also on the tail is completely plucked with the help of a quality trimmer knife for 8-10 weeks before the exhibition.
Although English cynologists recommend this coatPluck out your fingers. However, this technique can be used only when the wool is fully ripened and in individual individuals. On these parts of the body, the coat should be stiff, fairly long and fully adherent to the body, do not crumple with slight stroking of the dog against the growth of the coat.
There should be a well-marked transition betweenElongated hair on the neck and short on the crown. Also between the ears, just behind the occipital mound, it is necessary to leave a slightly longer hair than on the crown. Wool on the tail is plucked so that it has a cone-shaped, well-pointed shape.
Eight weeks before the exhibition, the tail is strongPluck, and that it had a good shape, the treatment is repeated about 14 days before the show. Near the anus, the hair is cut short by special scissors or a typewriter. At the same time, the transitions between the plucked and sheared planes on hips and croups, especially in their back part, must be carefully decorated.
On hips, the wool is shortened by plucking up toLine, which can be mentally carried from the groin to the hip joint. Long hair is left on the chest, abdomen and lower parts of the sides. It should be thick, free to fall and smoothly go into a long coat at the bottom of the paws. If necessary, this area can also be trimmed, but not later than six months before the exhibition.
Long wool here to remove dyingUndercoat is enough only to comb from top to bottom. On the paws, the wool is cut in a circle by usual sharp scissors, so that there is no hair left on them, which stick out like feathers. The shape of the paw is not necessary to model a haircut. Wool, growing between dense pads, should not be too much. To do this, from time to time with great care cut out with ordinary sharp scissors.
To maintain the wool in good condition onPaws and lower parts of the body should be regularly combed. Almost all transitions between plucked and sheared surfaces should be smooth, and the border between them is imperceptible. Only the eyebrows should be clearly separated from the short coat on the forehead and crown, and the beard and mustache from the throat and cheekbones. Scotch terrier also necessarily removes excess wool on the elbows, shoulders, hips and knees, so that the remainder of the wool sags strictly down.
If the dog does not participate in exhibitions, it should be cut depending on the growth rate of the coat, that is, two to three times a year. The rate of growth is significantly affected by the quality of the feed.