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Pls tell me how to groom a wire fox terrier.. I m so co fused some say to use a machine to cut hair in one level and some say use hand stripper. I m from India. Pls tell me if there is anything online available where I can get a hand stripper who ship international..also his ears r erect if u can suggest anything.
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Wire Fox
Wire Fox  

Wire Fox
Wire Fox  
Sulbha my dear,
I am pleased to hear the breed is in your country- I too have WFTs!
You must start reading about and looking up this breed on YouTube. After you watch the videos on "how to" then you can pick out the things you want to try although if you go to my website
terrierific.net
I have a section that recommends equipment with links to websites for them. Most of those will ship internationally especially Cherrybrook.com which is a terrier specialist. Also you can " like" a lot of terrier fan pages on Facebook and see what other WFTs look like.
As for those ears, I'm afraid there is nothing that can be done except cosmetic surgery and that is the breaking of the cartilage, which is too taut, that makes the ear stand erect instead of breaking midway like the standard requires.
Clipping will ruin the wire hair jacket but is not a terrible thing if you can not find someone to pluck it for you or you do not want to learn to do it for yourself. The coat will become soft and curly and lose the color but will still be able to have the pattern carved out of it to make it look like a WFT. You can look on those sites I mentioned and see the differences. One will have dark colors and straight hair the other will be soft and fluffy looking with little color. Totally acceptable for pets but unacceptable and reason to disqualify for show dogs.
good luck and feel free to ask more questions.  

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Professional Dog Groomer-How to groom dogs- all breeds but specialize in the Art of the Hand Plucked Terrier, Bichon and Portugese Water Dog. Scissoring, clippering, and most known for hand plucked terrier skills. I am well known for my private business in Manhattan. I train owners and professionals looking to upgrade their skills Trained at NY School of Dog Grooming and apprenticed with several Internationally known expert breeders, handlers, and judges, assisted many years Westminster and Montgomery Kennel club shows.

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28 years private residential dog grooming service- I have groomed over 30,000 dogs I teach professionals and private clients

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Member Twin Brooks Kennel CLub- NJ Morris and Essex Kennel Club American Fox Terrier Club

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terrierific.net DVD Splish Splash the Doggies Bath- a how to for basic dog bathing Terrierific Facebook Fan page consultant for various pet publications and manufacturers of pet products

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New York School of Dog Grooming/ worked with many professional handlers, assisted many dog shows, bred my own dogs, private tutoring

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private listing over 250
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