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Worried about springer grooming today

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Sleeperandthespindle Tue 25-Oct-16 07:42:12

We've moved recently so can't use the groomer we used to have. I spend ages phoning a few months ago to get an appointment and have got one today with the only person who could fit him in before Christmas! It's a proper grooming salon.

On the phone, she asked me what I normally have done. I said that he has a normal springer groom, which I believe is stripping the coat. She sounded very reluctant and said that would take too long. I don't know what I agreed in the end.

Can I just ask for her to wash him, do his feet and trim his feathers? I don't want his coat clipped.

boybabies Tue 25-Oct-16 08:17:49

You are the customer, you can ask for whatever your preference is.
I've not had a springer before but I didn't think they were usually stripped?
My last and current dogs are breeds that require stripping, most high Street groomers won't do it as it's very labour intensive. Might be worth contacting local breed association to ask for recommendations or you could learn to do it yourself - some good instructional videos on YouTube.

TrionicLettuce Tue 25-Oct-16 12:39:29

Can I just ask for her to wash him, do his feet and trim his feathers? I don't want his coat clipped.

There should be no problem at all with asking the groomer to do this. I would be explicit about not wanting any clipping doing though, there seem to be a lot of groomers these days who just shave everything that walks in through the door regardless of breed hmm

I second the suggestion of contacting the local breed club and asking for recommendations for decent groomers who will strip/trim/etc. him properly.

Sleeperandthespindle Tue 25-Oct-16 17:59:27

DH had to take him in the end, but gave strict instructions. He hasn't been ruined, but I'll find someone with more confidence next time. His feathers are too short for my liking, but I know they'll grow back. Our last groomer used to spend several hours and was brilliant.

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