Introduction to Grooming a Kerry Blue Terrier:
A Photographic Overview

by Arlett van Dijk

Copyright © 2003 Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Equipment, Before & After
3. Feet
4. Nails
5. Ears
6. Ear Plucking
7. Head
8. Fall
9. Shoulders
10. Topline
11. Body
12. Front
13. Rear
14. Tail
15. Underside

Groomer:
Arlett van Dijk

Arlett van Dijk is a world-class champion groomer and Kerry owner. She travels around the globe to compete in professional grooming competitions.

Arlett received her grooming license in 1989. Since then she regularly attends classes and seminars to improve her skills. In 1992 she started with competitive grooming.

Her grooming salon is at:

Hondentrimsalon A la Professionnelle
Kerkweg 3
1761 JD Anna Paulowna
The Netherlands

0223/535-838
a.geenen@planet.nl
http://www.trimsalonalaprof.nl

Arlett grooms all breeds, but for competitive grooming she prefers Kerries.

Medals

  • Benelux Grooming Championship (Competed every year since 1997)
    • 2 Bronze
    • 2 Silver
    • 1 Gold
  • 1999 Burbank, California
    • Fifth place in level 1
  • 1999 IJA Championship
    • Best Technical Award
  • 2000 Berlin Grooming Competition
    • Best of Difficulty Award
  • 2001 European Grooming Championship
    • Silver
  • 2001 Montpellier Grooming Competition
    • Bronze Ciseaux d'Or champion class
  • 2002 Montpellier Grooming Competition
    • Silver Ciseaux d'Or champion class
  • Grooming Champion of Holland in 2001 and 2002
  • 2002 Groom Expo, Hersey Pennsylvania
    • Best of Difficulty Award

Photographer:
Ria van Middelaar

Ria van Middelaar is a professional photographer for many dog magazines in the Netherlands.
She has contributed to several dog books.

johan.ria.vanmiddelaar@planet.nl
http://www.riavanmiddelaar.nl

Acknowledgments

  • Groomer: Arlett van Dijk
  • Photographer: Ria van Middelaar
  • Dog: Donnoly Flexible van Daelenbroek
    • Born: 30 june 1996
    • Dutch Champion
    • Best in Show 1999
    • Donnoly is also Arlett's Agility and Obedience dog -- which is why "Fexible" is his middle name.
  • Writers: Janet Joers and Arlett van Dijk
  • Production: John Van den Bergh

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