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Poll :: How often do you groom your Black Briard

Once a week
29%
 29%  [ 30 ]
Twice a week
10%
 10%  [ 11 ]
Three times a week
11%
 11%  [ 12 ]
Four times a week
2%
 2%  [ 3 ]
Five times a week
5%
 5%  [ 6 ]
Six times a week
6%
 6%  [ 7 ]
Seven times a week
17%
 17%  [ 18 ]
Every other week
4%
 4%  [ 5 ]
Every three weeks
1%
 1%  [ 2 ]
Once a month
7%
 7%  [ 8 ]
Total Votes : 102


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I thought following the discussions on grooming and the differences between Fawn & Black to put two polls on and see how different the grooming is. Unfortunately I can only do 1 poll per topic so you also need to vote on the !?! 'Grooming Fawn Briards'

Lets see what the results will be

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just to clarify my vote. Gillan is brushed most days to my best effort. But he is professionally groomed every 3 weeks.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

hi
our 2 our groomed every day but we do take them to a groomer every 8 weeks or so its for piece of mind really so im sure their coats are properly cared for Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi All, I groom Ossie my black briard thoroughly once a week but as he is all boy and comes back from his walk evey day with most of the field attached to him he needs a quick brush through every day. Personally I think it all depends on how soft the fur is - the soft fur matts quicker
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

My youngsters, while changing coat, get a short groom every day in what I call the high mat areas and then a complete top to toe groom once a week - the adults get a complete groom top to toe once a week.

They do not go near a grooming parlour for the fear of what they may do and I feel that the grooming is all part of the the enjoyment of owning a briard.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:43 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It just never ends!!! Rolling Eyes I'm considering a Chinese Crested for my next dog Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Spooky wrote:
It just never ends!!! Rolling Eyes I'm considering a Chinese Crested for my next dog Wink


Well, we never said anything about grooming sheep! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh no you do not want one of those - you have to wet shave them and then deal with black heads as well - a lot more trouble.

You want a Beauceron - smooth coated Briard - breeder is situated just outside of Bristol.

http://www.overhill.co.uk/beaucerons/passionp.htm

Have a look

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey Nicky - the only grooming parlour my dogs have ever been to is the best in the UK! Sonya Hillier!!! I think she knows what she's doing and would never worry about about taking my dogs to her parlour.

There are people out there that just can't manage grooming dogs with long hair no matter how hard they try, and grooming parlours are ideal for these people. I'm sure there must be other groomers out there that know what they are doing.

Its best to keep the dog groomed rather than matted however you do it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

hi
we were very lucky to find a good dog groomer who grooms and does not cut fur also he is very good with our boy and that is also important for us to know our boy is happy when he visits the groomers Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

To avoid shaving there is also a line in fluffy Chinese Crested, so you really don't need to get out of practice!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all I have my first briard and I love gooming him and he seems to love it to. I groom him every day and some times more if were going out to the shops or anywhere people will see him I love it when people stop and say isen't he georgeous Cool infact I seem to have a brush in my pocket where ever I go these days. do you think you can groom to much Question

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

hi
i dont think you can groom a briard to much i have never heard that you can any groomers out there with the answere Question
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

hi folks since saxons grass seed inncedent i groom him everyday around his face and once a week on his body he does seem to mat much unless his coat is blowing boo on the other hand has to be clipped coz shes a dirty mare and will roll in alsort saxon has more decorum lol

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

saintbriard wrote:
hi
our 2 our groomed every day but we do take them to a groomer every 8 weeks or so its for piece of mind really so im sure their coats are properly cared for Wink



I would be interested to know how much it costs to take them to a parlour and how long it takes (per dog).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks Geoff for your reply. We are about to get our 'rescue' Briard on Friday and of course are very excited. He was apparently clipped in June this year so I don't think I'll need to take him to a parlour just yet - but was very interested to know how much it cost etc. We managed to keep our last Briard in good shape without resorting to a parlour. Just hoping we can do the same with this one.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

hi
it takes our grommer about 3hours to groom our male briard magoo and costs 25pounds so it does take quite a while to have him groomed Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

We are seeking some decient cutters to groom Max as the ones thatwe have used are USELESS.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Remy is brushed pretty much every day as she picks up grass seeds like bad habits.....
She has a regular bath and full groom every 3 weeks or so.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Laughing

I am a new member, and have been reading posts about regularity of grooming. We have had MAXWELL since september and hes only 6months old but already he's in need of regular grooming. I try to groom him throughly once a week but need to 'de-field' the remnants of his walks that he collects in his fur pretty much daily. *** I have also found that he needs regular baths too- as he gets a bit stinky!! Can anyone advise what we can do about
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe try a slicker brush after walks to get rid of the twigs, grass seeds etc. You could also bath him yourself if he needs it - or take him to a pro groomer. How does he get stinky - does he roll in stuff? Have you got any doggie wipes - they are great for freshning them up, esp round the bum. If he's getting messy at 6 mths you have a long road of brushing ahead of you, so best to get into training now.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I am losing the battle with knotty fur on the under coat and I don't think it is fair to keep pulling at my poor dog's coat. I am having to cut them out too. Shall I persevere or get her clipped. Is it possible to target clipping to the areas affected. I love the long coat but I wonder if it is best to start again. Will it take about 12-18months to re-grow.
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Only you can decide about if you have her clipped off or not - but I have found a great spray call Groomers Detangler and have found this very good.

Wynnie had her coat knitted by puppies and I used this to get the knotts out - you spray it on to the knott and let it soak in the pull appart and groom. It must be good stuff and I was still grooming out these knotts the week before crufts and she got 2nd in her class.

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Paygan is now 19 months old, I used to brush her every day but do not have the time so twice a week if lucky. She is chewed by Tia every day with little puppy teeth. But when 2 of us have a go, the matts come out easy. But she does look very matted underneath until we do her l. But detanglers and stuff do work. Paygan has only developed this undercoat since having her season and its like cotton wool all over her body.
On the outside she looks great until someone feels it. Smile Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Chardonnay is the same. When her top coat is brushed through she looks very respectable but I know underneath there lurks these lumps which I am conscious of being there
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I'll try the tips you have given me first then see from there. She is frightened of anything being sprayed or used on her like that. Another problem I have with her is weeing in situations like that, when you pay her a lot of attention or when she greets people. It has got better but is still an issue.
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What ever happened to the poll question....whenever we can

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hi Jasper is brushed etc everyday but groomed thoroughly once a months. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I am sorry, but a beauceron does not look like a briard to me. they are actually hunting NOT herding dogs in france and there ancestors are doberman pinschers. Yes, they have the double declaws and the long tail with a hook. sorry, but I am not convinced and a BRIARD is a BRIARD and the earth started when the briard was created(my husbands words). danni Wink
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I lost the battle with Oscar's coat because he wouldn't let me brush his front paws or his tummy. He hated the slicker brush which scratched him. We used to get him shaved every spring.
Hugo likes being brushed. I have a Mason & Pearson brush, and a comb with twirling teeth, both purchased from his breeder. Sometimes I only find time to brush him once a week, so he does still get knots in his undercoat and I occasionnally think I'm losing the battle, but when I tackle a knot and it comes out, I am confident I can manage again. With a bad knot, I try to tease it apart with my fingers before attempting to brush or comb it. If I have let a knot get especially matted, I do use scissors to make cuts into the knot, carefully following the way the hair grows, rather than just cutting across the fur near the skin, so the poor dog isn't just left with a short section of hacked off fur.
I've just ordered one of those TangleTeezer brushes that everyone's going on about, too!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

HI,
Roxy's groomer recommended thinning scissors to cut into the knots with, and they are useful, I've also got a curved blade tool which helps. She get a lot under her arms and legs and it's easier to cut them out than tease them out.
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I have assorted grooming aids. one with 5 sharp teeth one side and blunt the ohter from the vets . this is useful for cutting through tangles.
a rolling pin sort of half circle comb. brush etc. and a pair of curved scissors from the vet so you dont cut into the skin, verry usefull.
but i must say the new detangle brush seems okay. will have to try it.
it is best to try and tease the knots out,but sometimes they have to be cut off. especialy when it is chewing gum or thistle in the pad Rolling Eyes
I have tried the ice cube on the gum but jasper gets a bit grumpy about this. He is also a rubish magnet. Laughing

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I have assorted grooming aids. one with 5 sharp teeth one side and blunt the ohter from the vets . this is useful for cutting through tangles.
a rolling pin sort of half circle comb. brush etc. and a pair of curved scissors from the vet so you dont cut into the skin, verry usefull.
but i must say the new detangle brush seems okay. will have to try it.
it is best to try and tease the knots out,but sometimes they have to be cut off. especialy when it is chewing gum or thistle in the pad Rolling Eyes
I have tried the ice cube on the gum but jasper gets a bit grumpy about this. He is also a rubish magnet. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm glad I'm not the only one who clicked on "once a month".

Eddie was always cut v.short March to October, and loved it.

We always went to Sonia's in Devizes with Eddie (& Merlin), but then invested in a Moser Max 45 and a number 4 blade.
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