Rolling coat on Fred the Brussels Griffon – part 5 | Kitty Talks Dogs – TRANSGROOM


Hello this is Kitty for Transgroom TV and we are here for the last and fifth session of
creating a rolling coat on Fred the Brussels Griffon. Here you see Fred, still with not enough hair on the legs, but the back, the sides and the head are nice and shiny. The hair is becoming thicker and
thicker every time we see Fred. Let’s do some preparing. Here you see me brushing with the side slicker. This is like a handle, very fun to hold. It is still a slicker and exists with the pins on one
side and the pins on the other side. So, one is very good to brush towards you. The slicker which has the pins looking
away from you is good for brushing up. We have them in small and large. Now, as well this week, let’s do some carding. Let’s take out some wool and make new place and the
hair follicle to create new hairs. So, every time you take all the wool out it’s
going to create new hairs and harder hairs. It makes place in the follicles to breathe. Here is see me working on the legs. And I’m really trying my best to take out
the soft long hairs which are overgrown now because the new hair is coming.
It’s thick but it’s not long enough. So I have to take out all the dirty
long hairs which are still there to make sure between here and
four weeks I have another layer. So, that’s exactly what we’re
going to do, also at the tummy. At the tummy you can see the
long hair is overgrown and it’s thin. I’d like to take away as much as
possible from the hair on the tummy. Here you see you never have to
be afraid of using different tools. Because without knowing I just
chose my tool today and it’s a Yento. I’ve been using Show Tech all this time and today I’m using the Yento stripping knife. The Yento stripping knife is also a stripping
knife that pulls out so much percent of the hair without cutting or damaging the coat. Here you see me switching to
the Show Tech solid stripper for the very fine hairs, for the difficult places. The ears you see me doing
here with the finger condoms. Here you see me taking out the rest of the long hairs. But now on week 10 I don’t have
much long hairs left anymore. It’s not going to be such a long session this time because we have to take out what is good, what is ripe. The next times it’s going to be easier and from now on it’s going to be easier
and easier to maintain Fred’s coat. It’s amazing to see how quickly the hair is growing. Like at the head and the ears it’s growing very fast. Because last time, the ears
were done three weeks ago and there was not a hair left on them anymore. And here you also see how comfortable Fred
still is while I’m doing the head and the ears. So for me also like a rolling coat, it’s
comfortable because it’s a little bit you do. You don’t pull out everything at once. You do little hairs and I think it’s
more pleasant for the dogs as well. It’s another advantage of the rolling coat. Here you see me using the
terrier palm pad from Show Tech. I’m just pushing up the hair and seeing where the
next time I have to pull out the points of the hair. The eyes have to be nice and visible. I always strip out a little bit of this area. And of course just on top of the head. Everything needs to be nice and clean. Even this part, when you scissor, the
hair is going to get very soft and curly. But when you do it regularly, you
only have to take a little bit out. And then a little bit out at a time. It’s going to make the dog stand
still and be really comfortable. Here you see me starting the back again. I’m lifting the hairs with my left hand and
pulling out the hairs which are coming loose. And I’m very much concentrating on
the hair so I strip out the good hairs. By lifting them up with my left hand
and letting them slowly slowly go. I take the points which I see where the points are and only I’m stripping the points. So I’m not going with my fingers very thick and
pulling on the hair which is not ripe anyway. I’m only taking out the points. So every three weeks by stripping
the longest layer you create a new layer which will come through the skin in four weeks time. So don’t skip a session if you want to have
a perfect rolling coat with different layers. Don’t skip a session. If you want to have a perfect rolling coat it’s very
important to do it for sure at least every three weeks. You can even do it every week, every two weeks. But with Fred, as Fred is
not a dog with a lot of coat, Fred I would ideally say maximum every three weeks. I have a rough coated Jack Russell terrier. Luna is her name. I have to strip Luna every single
week to maintain her rolling coat. Luna has a lot of coat and a lot of hair. And with Luna I have to do it every single week. I’m stripping the back and I’m
doing the same again and again. I’m brushing, brushing the hair up, pulling the hair, and making sure it’s all even. Where I am I’m never going to strip
out two times in the same area. I just have to strip out 20% of the coat each time. I’m trying not to go too short. I’m trying to do everywhere a little bit so it’s even. So when the new layer comes
out in four weeks it’s even. Here I’m showing you how to
create an angle in the back. It’s very important that the back, of
course, and around the anus that it’s clean. And the back of the tail needs to be stripped, yes, but the finishing you can do with blending shears. It’s very important, when the dog lifts
his tail, that you brush around the anus. Brush up, brush down, brush the back of the tail down, and see so all this area needs to be very clean and clear. So when the dog is running with
the tail up, you see the angulation, and you don’t see any hairs
getting out there or coming out. And everything has to be perfect. Now the front of the tail, as you can see here, if you take the front out too
much you will have a bad corner. Here I showed you what the hair would
look like if you would take it all off. It would be like this, in a corner. But you see I let the hair stand in front
of the tail and it’s gradually going up. I can also show you this beautiful drawing here. Have a look what would happen
if you groom the tail with a corner and have a look how it should be. Please keep in mind that the hair
on the legs is still not long enough. We are still struggling, waiting for
the new hair to become longer so the feet don’t look so narrow. Although the rolling coat is in the coat now if we would have another two months
and see Fred back in two months time you would see the long hairs on the legs. Here you see me blending the
sensitive areas with the Yento blender. Here you already see on the tail that all the coat is hard. I don’t know if you remember the first session, but the first session the coat on the
tail was soft and curly and fluffy. And now you can very simply see
how hard the coat has become. Here you see me using the Heininger Stylemini clipper. I’m going between the pads. It’s very fun to use the Heininger Stylemini clipper. It’s small, it doesn’t vibrate, it’s not very
heavy and it goes between the pads very well. Uh-oh Fred doesn’t like it very much. At the back of the pads … If this is the top of the feet and this is the bottom
of the feet I’m holding my clipper like this so I already clip a little bit of the sides. So when I afterwards take the
scissor it’s easier for me to scissor. And here we go scissoring the feet. If you don’t have a lot of experience scissoring the feet the best way is that you leave the feet
on the floor and you go around the feet. And if your table is with bubbles or with stripes you can also put your dog on a piece of
paper or even a Transgroom catalog. That will make the point of your scissor slip away. You won’t be held up by the rubber
or the uneven finish on your table. Here you see Fred all finished. You see the shiny coat and
it’s getting thicker all the time and Fred is happy! Here you see Fred outside in the garden. Here we go. This was the fifth
session of making a rolling coat. And from now on we’re expecting
Fred to be groomed every three weeks. If you strip Fred for the rest
of his life every three weeks and if you only strip away the longest layer you will have a perfect Fred, always. Here you see the before and after pictures of the last
session of creating a rolling coat on a Brussels Griffon. Here you see the pictures of Fred from
the first time he visited us and now. The only thing you have to imagine
is the feet and the legs a little thicker because we are still waiting for
the hairs to come through there. This was Kitty for Transgroom TV. Thank you so much for watching me. If you liked the video you can also give it a thumbs up. If you have any questions don’t ever
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