Camellia Camelo and Carol
Join Date: Feb 2012
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When Camellia was in full coat, her outer coat was wavy and silky. It matted quite easily. I brushed and combed her every day.
About six weeks after she arrived, I had a fabulous professional groomer clip her down. A neighbor with a Havanese referred us to Kate. Well, a great referral!
We cut her coat back quite short - and it's clear that the coat is curly underneath. I read the AKC breed standard, which indicates curly coat is NOT part of the standard!
As for me, since Camellia is close to twice the size of the breed standard, and she is spayed, I would never be showing her in conformation. Made jokes about it with an AKC judge, Chris Walkowicz, who isn't qualified to judge Toy Breeds. We agreed we'd meet in ring, none of us being qualified in any way to be there. I told Chris I'd gait Camellia on a loose lead, at a moderate pace. JOKE!
I take Camellia approximately every other month for this clip-down; we leave the coat longer in winter; in summer, clip her quite short.
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:02:06 (PST)