Thursday, March 15, 2012

Airedale grooming day

We had fun at the Airedale terrier grooming day a few weeks back. Two of my younger daughters came too. We got to have good cuddles with Chilli and Elsa.

They are both sweet, good looking 'dales.

This is Elsa, about to be attacked with the clippers. Doesn't she look a lot like me?

Except for the ears, of course.

This is Chilli with Gracie. Chilli is still darker, but she will eventually lighten up the same as Gracie, I think.

She had a funny schnauzer cut when she first came, but we got her looking like a proper Airedale soon enough. So many groomers just can't manage that classic, square dog look.

Gracie and Ginger - they were both being very growly, up on their toes dogs, but the leads were just that bit too short for them to jump on one another. So it was just all bluffing.

The youngsters having a refreshing run when it was all over.

Chillie and Elsa.

Me with Benson - he got such a clip! He was a wooly sheep before and now he looks quite handsome.

Our club secretary and master groomer, showing how it's supposed to be done.

Grand champion Ripley, he knows sooo much about grooming. He's been a show dog all his life. He always looks good.

Gracie, wishing she wasn't still tied up to a picnic table.

Ginger, looking very smart after her grooming.

We did spend a fair bit of the day tied to this picnic table while Kay helped other people with grooming. Luckily there were a constant stream of people who came and petted us and gave us treats. We also got hamburgers on the way home, so a top day out!