BODY

The body coat should be brushed to bring out the natural oils and shine.  Never brush or comb a dry coat.  Always spray lightly with water or a diluted conditioner.  Massage the coat with your fingers to loosen any dead hair, then, brush again.   Work from the neck, down the shoulders, across the back and all the way down the front and rear legs.  The top coat of the dog will be straighter and lie flatter if dead hair and fluffy undercoat is removed weekly.  

This can be done with fingertip massages or stripping tools.  The breed standard states: “The back of the forelegs, the hind legs above the hocks, chest and underside of the body are moderately feathered.  The ears and tail are lightly feathered.  Coat so excessive as to be a hindrance in the field is to be discouraged.  Obvious barbering is to be avoided as well.”

Position Of Scissors To Remove a Mat.

Position Of Scissors To Remove a Mat.

 

Hind Leg Before Trimming.

Hind Leg Before Trimming.

 

Stripping The Stifle.

Stripping The Stifle.

 

Hind Leg After Trim.

Hind Leg After Trim.

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