Shichons Get A Bath

A bath, brush, and blow-dry is in order before puppies go home.  Each puppy is always so different, some loving the water, some hating it!  Most of them don’t like the blow drier AT ALL, so ultimately, it’s a bit of a stressful experience.  But they all survive and they all look 100% better when it’s over!  I forgot to take a “before” picture, but you get an idea of the process from these photos!  They both did very well, and only mildly objected to the blow drier!  They were definitely balls of clean fluff when it was over!!

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Cute little wet rats!!

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“Really now, did you HAVE to give me a bath?”

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“It wasn’t so bad!”

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“Oohh, these towels are really snuggly!”

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“Let me hide behind this lace!”

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“Look at me!”

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“I may look cute, but I’m going to remember this.”

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Melty sweet!

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More Melty Sweet!

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Harper

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Harper again!

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“We’re ready to go home now!”

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This is tiring!!  Yawn!!!

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Mini Groom

What a fun little service from my Groomers!  A “Mini Groom” for puppies to get them used to coming to the groomer regularly.  They do a bath, blowdry, brush, and a bit of trimming around the eyes, bottoms, and they trim their nails.  The transformation is phenominal!!  These two siblings were so cute, and their hair covered their individual tan points to the point that I could hardly tell them apart!  I’ll do my best to label the photos below!

 

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Molly?

 

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Braden

 

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Braden front, Molly back.

 

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Molly

 

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Molly

 

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Braden??

But the problem is, if this is Braden above, then the picture above that should be Braden as well, but that looks like Molly to me!  LOL!  All I know is they were stinkin’ cute!!

Chloe – Bichon Frise

This is Chloe, one of our very first Bichon Frise females that we adopted into our kennel.  She is on the smaller side, fun loving, playful, and a true escape artist!  She is affectionate and sweet.  We hope she is pregnant with AKC Bichon Frise puppies, as this is her last litter, and we’d love to keep a puppy to carry on Chloe’s wonderful personality and temperment.  These pictures are especially for Lynda and her daughters as they have a Chloe puppy and have been waiting ever so patiently for me to post pictures of their Bayley’s mama!  So, Lynda and girls, here she is!!!  Enjoy!

 

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She’s a wiggler!

 

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Yeah, her haircut is pretty short!

 

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Sadie & Pookie Bear Go To The Groomers

 

Last November, Lilly & Pujo had a litter of Cavachon puppies.  “Sadie” was one of those puppies.  We have had her here, all this time, waiting for her to get a forever home.  I am happy to announce that she will be going home to Oregon on Sept. 11th! 

In preparation for her new home, Sadie needed a haircut!  The Cavachon coat is one that DOES need grooming, and Sadie had not been groomed at all, except for a bath here and there.  As a result, her coat was thick, wooly, and had some mats, so it was time for Sadie to see the groomers.

Here are a few “before” pictures of Sadie!

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On this day, she had a “top-knot”, but not the cute kind with a bow on her head!  This was just a spontaneous “clump”! 

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This is Sadie & Pookie Bear (the little guy) with Princess.  They had so much fun playing together!

 

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Sadie, looking like a dog in a winter coat!

 

And this is Sadie after her haircut!  She looked so different, that when I walked into the groomers to pick her up, I saw Pookie and 2 small black dogs, and didn’t even recognize her!  One of those “small” dogs was Sadie!!

 

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I just knew she would be grey underneath!

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She’s so cute in her bows!

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She still has the white patch on her chest, and a bit on her chin!

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Her coat is so velvety.  It was like a carpet when vacuumed one direction, it’s one color, and then when going the other direction, the color changes. 

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Sadie looks so elegant here with her paws crossed!

I’m sure that as her hair grows out again, it will get darker.  Somehow coats do that.  You’ll see with Pookie Bear’s coat below, how when it’s really short, it looks really light, but as it grows in, it gets darker again. 

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Another view of the variations in color!

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She is a happy girl and ready to meet her new parents!

 

Now, here is a picture of Pookie Bear, “before”.  We had groomed him ourselves not too long ago, so he looked pretty good already when he went to the groomers.  Notice how his coat is a nice honey brown color here.

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He is such a cute boy, and small, and looking for a forever home! 

 

Here he is after going to the groomers! 

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He looks almost cream-colored.  But I know from experience, that as his coat grows, that honey color will come back.  Pookie has been groomed several times professionally, and the color always comes back on his coat!

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He’s so cute in his bandana!

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He is a sweet boy, crate trained, rides in the car without getting sick, and loves going for walks!

 

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His face actually has a bit of grey/black on it.  You can really see it in the “before” photo of him!

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He loved being at the park getting his picture taken!