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We clean and cut it all and don't forget to extract the 'Skunk Glands', this is important for good health....but OH SO STINKY!
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We clean and cut it all and don't forget to extract the 'Skunk Glands', this is important for good health....but OH SO STINKY!
You shouldn't have to express your dogs anal glands yourself unless they have issues. The anal glands should self empty if your dog his having good BMs. My Groomer for the yorkies doesn't even do it unless vet. recommended. She says it is a medical type procedure and she won't due it unless a vet signs off on it.

None of mine have ever needed to have their's expressed. Between mom, dad, and me that is over 12 dogs.

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I recently started trimming Kiki's "trousers" because sometimes her hair gets yea.. Gross. It looks kinda funny at first but then I take a shedder brush to make it look more natural
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You shouldn't have to express your dogs anal glands yourself unless they have issues. The anal glands should self empty if your dog his having good BMs. My Groomer for the yorkies doesn't even do it unless vet. recommended. She says it is a medical type procedure and she won't due it unless a vet signs off on it.

None of mine have ever needed to have their's expressed. Between mom, dad, and me that is over 12 dogs.
My vet and I disagree....
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Thank you for the posts, any pictures please ?

Thank you for the posts, any pictures please ?
Or maybe a new dogs butts threads ?

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Thank you for the posts, any pictures please ?
Or maybe a new dogs butts threads ?

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I use a thinning shears right around the anus, but other than that, I don't touch the feathering! I LOVE the long hair, plus if you show (which I don't yet, but would love to someday so groom my dog as close to show grooming as I currently know how) you do not trim the feathers. The only time I ever have trouble with poo in the feathers is when she's gotten into something that upset her stomach causing a soft stool. I also bath every 2-4 weeks with Trophy Line Mane-ly Long Hair shampoo & conditioner. After toweling dry, I apply the Mane-ly detangler/polisher which helps keep the dirt away and makes brushing a breeze.

As a groomer though, I do have clients who sometimes request a feathering trim up because they don't like brushing their dog and don't want it to mat so quickly. You don't want to cut off too much as it damages the coat and makes it not function properly for keeping the dog cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This is about the most trimming I would ever do on a golden. Ironically, they wanted pretty much everything trimmed up except the ears (which is one of the things that is actually supposed to be trimmed up on a golden). The top photo is before, bottom after-not much difference because the owners got him groomed pretty regularly, but gives an idea anyway. I can't remember exactly what I used to trim this dog's featherings as he passed away some years ago :'( but it was probably a C or D attachment comb on my clipper. The feathering is still at least 3-4 inches long.
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Autumn Harvest Moon II (aka Autumn) born March 2000 Crossed the Bridge August 2015

My 1st Golden and 4-H obedience champion who taught me so much about training and showing. You're the one who made me realize Goldens were the only breed for me! You are missed, my sweet girl.

Seraphim's April Love CD (aka April) born April 2011
My sweet little cuddle bug/lap dog golden who loves obedience and frisbee!

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