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Grooming Your Airedale Terrier
|1. Trim head to appear oblong with profile flat, and also
having rectangular appearance when viewed from above; trim skull
closely; level hair between eyes, but not so much as to appear scooped
out; thin and level eyebrows to lie almost flat-taper from very close
at outer corner of eye to rather long at inside corner of eye. Clip
hair of muzzle in front of eyes neatly but not too closely, making
muzzle appear well filled in and powerful and keeping the eyes from
being obscured. To emphasize rectangular appearance, trim hair at
corner of mouth rather closely but not so far forward as to make
muzzle look snipey, nor so far back as to cause an indentation of
outline. Trim hair under jaw very closely to a point below corner of
mouth, then taper into beard, which should be squared off. Tao profuse
facial furnishings should be thinned, as Schnauzer trim is to be
2. Strip ears very closely.
3. Trim throat and front of neck closely.
4. Trim neck to accentuate arch, taking hair down fairly
closely at base of skull, tapering into crest, and blending neatly
into withers and shoulders without abrupt angle.
5. Trim back level.
6. Trim hair on tail but not too closely. Should be about
same length as hair of coat and just as tight. Do not taper tail too
7. Strip closely on shoulders and forechest. Trim closely on
upper arm, around arm to body, and under arm. Gradually taper hair of
upper arm into leg furnishings at elbow.
8. Trim forelegs to appear absolutely straight from any
direction. Trim forefeet closely so as to be almost hidden by
furnishings. Remove hair close to pad at back of foot, and, down to
that point, taper furnishings on back of pastern. Remove excess hair