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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

You Ask: How to trim Papillons/Phalenes Paws-Feet.

-FeetU ask: how to trim the paws of my Papillon/Phalene.
First, let me mention, that I am not a professional groomer.
I will show you here my :"make do" style. I do brush and take care of my Papis feet often, but I am not a perfectionist, and not a groomer.
But they always look neat and clean to the most part, and I have gotten a lot of compliments on their clean looks.
I am not going here into nail clipping either. The best is for you to have that shown at a vets office, or groom place.
You can buy the utensils in any pet shop, or even Walmart. Some times I use just the shears, and sometimes I use the clippers + shears. So, if you just have a nice, sharp set of shears, it will do. But be careful not to cut into the paw pads!!




Trim all hair around the paw, in an oval shape, just like the paw's shape is. Some people prefer to leave some of the hair above the tows a little longer, to show the "spaniel breed" in the dogs. I prefer to round it off all the way.

The hair between the paw pads should be trimmed. It will also drag less dirt into your house.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 A paw done in a hurry. But it works!!
To have your Papillon's dainty small legs, and paws show their best appearance, you should incorporate the "hock trimming".
Article and pics coming later.....

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