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Kate, your pictures directly above show the areas I'm most concerned about right now, the stuff in front of the ear canal/behind cheek. Would you happen to have a similar picture, but with the area trimmed? I'm having trouble posting pictures, but I'll try to get a picture of Barney up later today. Thanks everyone for your help.
I don't know if this helps?

I got Bert up on the table and did a quick clean up. If I were showing in the next couple weeks (he won't show again until September in Goodells probably), I'd fuss more. With the profile pic - you can see a rough spot on the front edge of his ear towards the tip, I'd blend that in a little more (and I still might, but he also needs a bath before I give him a full groom!).

I don't know if it shows up in the pic very well, but you can see the skin around the ear canal is a little irritated - Bert has no ear infection. But Jovi LOVES licking Bertie's ears. Drives me nuts.
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I was planning to take some pics of the dog I groomed today remembering he had abundant hair there but it was his 'brother' who had it all, this one had barely any so I didn't. I'll get to my boys prob. Wednesday and it'd be good to take some pics anyway even if it's too late for you.

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Thank you so much for doing Bertie's ears for me. I see the fringe of hair by the cheek gets trimmed more closely. That helps me to get an idea of what to do. Here are a couple of pics of Barney. I didn't realize how bad he looks until I saw the pictures. I guess I'm over-thinking the whole deal. Feel free to tell me how and what to attack.
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Me personally (I hope Robin posts what she does though too because I'm always learning!) - I'd strip all that out with a mars stripper, tackle the area in front with thinning shears, and go over with a stripping knife until it's smoothed out.

His bib (down his neck on the sides and front) should really be cleaned up too.

Very pretty little guy. Lovely pigment and beautiful eyes especially. <B


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I was planning to take some pics of the dog I groomed today remembering he had abundant hair there but it was his 'brother' who had it all, this one had barely any so I didn't. I'll get to my boys prob. Wednesday and it'd be good to take some pics anyway even if it's too late for you.
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Me personally (I hope Robin posts what she does though too because I'm always learning!) - I'd strip all that out with a mars stripper and then stripping knife and thinning shears until it's smoothed out.

His bib (down his neck on the sides and front) should really be cleaned up too.

Very pretty little guy<:
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The last time I tried to strip his neck with a stripper, I went too wild, not taking my time, and stripped a ton of guard hairs out. It's just finally growing back in. I'll try it again and do just a little at a time. Hopefully I'll have a better pic to show later in the week. I really appreciate the help.


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Debbie, I have no advice, but I would love to see a Barney photo!
I apologize, I look a bit scruffy in my pictures, Auntie Nicky. My momma has been letting me down. I want you to please let her know your new address where you landed after you and Uncle Brian flew the coop and took off for parts unknown!.......The Barney


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Thank you so much for doing Bertie's ears for me. I see the fringe of hair by the cheek gets trimmed more closely...
Actually - thank YOU for motivating me to get around to grooming the little man. Because I'm keeping him out of small shows, he has not been shown much this year. Which means that I'm giving him weekly baths, but not always trimming his ears and feet every week.

The uneven edge in front bugs the heck out of me enough that I'm likely going to give him a bath and full groom before we go to a fun match this week.

As it is though he looks better with the neatened ears.
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Following! I agree ears are the hardest to get right-been a professional pet groomer for over 10 years (I've been doing golden "show" ears for about 8 years. And yes, I know there is a world of difference between pet grooms and show grooms!). I still have not done golden ears to my satisfaction. Most of my client goldens I do more trimming on than what would probably be done on a show golden because they don't come that often and I want to prevent matting behind the ears between grooms. But on my own golden, I just can't seem to get it right. I feel like I either take off too much or not enough. And I always hate how it looks under the ears on the neck-my girl gets hair in that area quite a bit longer than the rest of her neck, but it seems like if I strip out the length it looks like a big hole behind her ears; but if I don't strip it out it looks like a big fluffy wing behind/under her ears!

Not sure how to insert pictures with the text, but first two pictures are April's ears about a week after grooming. The second picture shows the fluff under/behind the ears I was talking about-I didn't trim it at all this groom because I stripped out too much last groom and am letting it grow back. I do her ears about every 4 weeks. The last picture is April's ear right after being groomed (sometime last summer I think) and I feel like I took off too much in that photo.

Appreciate any tips/critiques as well! Thanks!
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