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Grooming Shelties

How to Groom a Shetland Sheepdog

Grooming Shelties for the show ring can be considered an art form. Grooming our pet Shelties shouldn’t be as daunting. Learn some tips and tricks here to making your Sheltie look and feel their best.

Tools & Equipment needed:

  • pin brushes
  • Grooming rake
  • Metal comb
  • Nail clippers
  • Quik Stop
  • Scissors (beauty supply store for good pair)
  • Spray bottle

We recommend the following:

ccpin20

Chris Christensen Original Series Oval Pin Brush Small 20mm

ccpin27

Chris Christensen Oblong Pin Brush / Medium 27mm

ccpin35

Chris Christensen Oval Pin Brush / Large 35mm

rake

Oster Canine Undercoat Rake

quikstop

Kwik-Stop Styptic Powder

dremel

Dremel 7300-PT 4.8-Volt Pet Grooming Kit

How to Groom

Key areas to focus on:

  • Body
  • Rear
  • Ears
  • Feet
  • Teeth

 

Carolina has a great, basic home grooming video you should check out if you are new to Sheltie grooming.

Body Grooming:

 Rear (Pantaloon) Grooming:

Grooming and trimming ears:

 

Feet:

Teeth:

Additional grooming FAQ and links.