The Ultimate Guide to Grooming the Saluki
The ultimate guide on grooming your Saluki for maintenance or the show ring, as taught by expert Saluki groomer and handler, Allison Alexander. Includes show grooming, trimming, finishing touches and recommended equipment.Enroll in Course
You will come away with take-action-today inspiration and technical know-how of how to groom your Saluki with ease and confidence. You will learn about drying your Saluki, trimming using the stripping knife, pumice stone, thinning shears and clippers. You might be confused because Salukis should be ungroomed, natural or untrimmed. This is a common misconception about many breeds. While they should not appear coiffed or have any scissor marks, we do not want to have any excess hair in areas that will create optical illusions (and thus change how the conformation of our dog may appear). Of course, some Salukis have more hair than others so the grooming & trimming needed will vary - in this course we show you where to trim and how so that you have the skills to groom your own Saluki, following the natural structure of your dog.
About Your Instructor, Allison Alexander
WHAT YOU GET!
- Instructional video modules
- Detailed descriptions of each video
- Comprehensive diagrams
- Allison’s tips and tricks
- Equipment and product lists complete with video instruction
- Downloadable/printable e-book that you can take with you anywhere
- Course completion certificate
- Self-paced instruction
- Lifetime access!
- No complicated time zones. Learn when ever you want!
- Videos, e-book and diagrams to help you succeed!
How we approach grooming/showing our dogs determine our success.
With more than 30 years as one of the top professional dog handlers in the world Allison and her school instructors bring there unique insight, talent and teaching ability to this program. You will be motivated and entertained as you learn the skills and techniques to get your dog into the winner's circle with confidence and consistency.
Who should take this course
- People who want to learn how to groom their Saluki
- People who want to improve their grooming skills with confidence
- People who love step-by-step concise and consistent instruction by the world’s best teachers
- People who want to groom their dog and create a “brand “ that is recognizable around the world (and in the ring!)
- People who want to learn, get tips, be supported by a group and win!
- People who strive to be the best and are seeking world class coaching a support
- In conclusion... this course is for everyone!
StartA Note About Pulling the Coat (1:04)
StartStripping, Raking & Carding the Coat (6:28)
StartUsing Clippers on your Saluki (5:26)
StartWhen (Not) to Trim The Underline (0:48)
StartGrooming the Shawl Line (6:01)
StartGrooming the Shawl Line - Part 2 (1:38)
StartTrimming the Front Angulation, Furnishings and Excess Coat (3:47)
StartGrooming the Elbows and Furnishings (2:38)
StartTrimming Around the Frill (1:36)
StartTrimming The Ruff (1:18)
StartThe Head (1:19)
StartUnder the Ear (1:44)
StartTrimming the Rear (2:48)
StartThe Feet & Hocks (4:30)
StartGrooming The Tail (1:23)
StartThe Base of the Tail (1:16)
StartTrimming Example (5:27)
I showed my first dog in Junior Handling when I was 7 years old, I went 5th out of 5 in a junior handling class, I cried, but despite that humble beginning I was instantly hooked!
Believing that you should always do what you love, I became a professional handler in 1987 and I have been presenting Canada's (and the world’s) top dogs ever since. With more than 550 All-Breed Best in Shows, I am proud to have been highly awarded at such prestigious shows as Crufts, the World Dog Show, Westminster Kennel Club and the AKC Invitational. As well I have had Top Dog All breeds in Canada 3 separate times, all three dogs are still record holder’s in their own right.
In addition to my wins as an all-breed handler, I have spent more than 30 years perfecting the art of presenting one of the dog world's most difficult breeds to master: The Poodle. Today, I am internationally recognized as one of the world's most talented and experienced Poodle handlers. I have presented seminars on grooming Poodles all over this planet. . I am also the Creative Educational Advisor and Specialist for Chris Christensen Systems.
I have proven that hard work, dedication and passion can take you absolutely everywhere in this wonderful sport, which is why I am committed to supporting, promoting and giving back to the dog community. Currently, I am President of the Canadian Professional Dog Handlers Association, Vice-President of the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation, I have been CKC Junior Handling representative for both Nova Scotia and South Western Ontario. I am a regular contributor to dog magazines in several countries. I have mentored several of the Top Professional Handlers in the USA and Canada as well as coached 3 Juniors to win the Canadian National one of whom went on to win Crufts World Junior Handling Competition.
In 2017, I launched Leading Edge Dog Show Academy, the world's first on-line dog show training school. My mission is to help mentor a new generation of dog show enthusiasts through innovative video-based grooming and handling lessons. LEDSA has won the award for Best On-line Education each year since it’s inception. I look forward to working with enthusiastic students as they perfect their skills on the way to the winner's circle.
Sit back, as I bring a lifetime of grooming and handling lessons to video, here at Leadingedge Dog Show Academy.