Some dogs need our help staying warm in the damp, cold winter. Seniors, babies, sick or under-the-weather pets, warm climate breeds... anyone that doesn't have a cozy layer of undercoat! Make sure your dog's raincoat is actually rain proof, and when it's really cold, go ahead and add a sweater under it. Happy winter wonderland fun!
From an article of mine first published in Petigree Magazine.
Dear Mrs. W,
There are several different ways a mixed-breed dog may be groomed. We call them 'character clips'! The style I choose will depend on several things. The size and shape of the dog, the texture and thickness of the coat, the personality of the dog itself... and most importantly, your preference as the pet parent!
I always have a pet consultation, when a dog first comes in. This way, I can help you decide what is the perfect style for your dog and your lifestyle!
THEY ARE YOUR FRIEND, YOUR PARTNER, YOUR DEFENDER, YOUR DOG.
My passion for dogs started when I was a child. My earliest photos show me with an American Cocker Spaniel when I was two years old, and I have owned and loved dogs ever since!
I have a special passion for German Shepherd Dogs, and I have been honoured to have bred, shown and loved dogs from World Champion, top German bloodlines. Best of the best!
My love of German Shepherds began in 1970, when as a birthday gift, I was given the fabulous Beltane of Domashma, son of 2x's Grand Victor Yoncalla's Mike. 'Shane' epitomized everything that the German Shepherd Dog is famous for - and more!
In 1971 I acquired the dog of a lifetime - Wodan Von Mazeru, son of the World Champion. 'Dune' later went on to excel as a member of the Toronto Police Force Riot Squad.
In 1979 I attended North America's first, Government Certified Dog Trainer Academy. At the Academy I trained with my German Shepherd Dog under an International Police Dog Trainer. This led to an interest in - and deep respect for, the dog training sport of Schutzhund. I started showing in confirmation dog shows at this time, as well.
My mighty Storm excelled in everything a dog can be. She went with the angels, quietly in my arms, at fifteen years of age.
In 1987 I had yet another opportunity of a lifetime - a puppy from the best German Shepherd bloodlines in the world. Aztec Storm V Bullinger, was bred in Germany at Kirschental Kennels. My Mighty Storm excelled in everything a dog can be. She went with the angels, quietly in my arms at fifteen years of age. Storm's legacy includes my sweet Britta, who passed on at fifteen years, Cassie, and Cherokee Von WestStorm - My heart dog.
We now share our lives with an incredible dog - the light of my life, Uro Von Bullinger. Uro is the son of USA Sieger, VA1 SchH3 Utah Von Bullinger, and the grandson of 2x World Champion, VA1 SchH3 Vegas du Haut Mansard. True to form, Uro remains undefeated in the Show Ring!
Call today for your pet's appointment:
Author: Danielle Lea MacDonald, Certified Master Groomer IPG, ISCC. Pivotal member of the Society of Holistic Pet Stylists. Lifetime Member In Good Standing International Society of Canine Cosmetologists.
Danielle's Studio is a full-service, pet grooming spa designed exclusively for grooming small dogs.
I am committed to meeting the highest standards of the Pet Styling Industry. Grooming is my passion!
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