My sweet boy Spirit Bear Cloud Catcher "Snoopy" is in Texas living with Suzan Frazier, Corporate sales manager for Pure Paws Inc. The number one dog grooming supply company in the USA. He is living with her for one year when he will be her demonstration dog at dog shows to show how Pure Paws can effectively benefit long hair breed dogs. He will also be shown in the USA while down there. Suzan has had him for almost two months and already he looks amazing. I will be sharing information from Suzan regarding grooming tips here and also giving updated stories on Snoopy's travels. This is very exciting to have Snoopy in the USA doing this as he will certainly help raise the profile of Coton de Tulears in a positive way. Thank you to Adrianne Dering of Hopecrest Cotons who owns Cotonkiss Versace who is the father of Snoopy for putting me in touch with Suzan at Pure Paws Inc. Suzan has been fabulous sending me reports on Snoopy and tells me he follows her everywhere and sleeps in her bed....so he is being spoiled rotten that is for sure. I miss my Snoopy but having a company taking an interest in the coat of the Coton de Tulear is very exciting as all owners weather companion owners or breeders, we all desire to learn how to keep out dogs coats healthy and YES white! Suzan has shared a lot with me already and if you look beneath the photos you will see information regarding how to wrap the Coton hair. More stories and photos of Snoopy to follow in the coming months. See directions for each photo below....
Wrapping is only recommended if the individual is willing to be deligient in maintaining; otherwise they will do more damage to the hair than simply leaving it unwrapped. Most dogs do not bother with their wraps provided they are comfortable. Too close to skin or too tight of banding can cause discomfort.
The bands should be small latex only. To remove the bands I use a seamstress seam ripper (which I will get a pic of tomorrow to show how I remove the band easily without damaging hair (to be Wrap Step 15).
When re-wrapping between bathes, I always recommend that they spray their pin brush with a finish spray, brush through the hair and re-wrap immediately. Re-wrapping is quicker than after the bath because they simply take it down and re-wrap without having to redo all of the parting procedures.
Last attachment is comments for the individual steps.
Really pleased with the amount of coat growth on tail plume and rear legs :))))
Hugs from the Snoop Dog!
PURE PAWS, Inc.
Corporate Sales Manager
STEP 1 - CLEAN, DEMATTED, DRY EXHIBIT
STEP 2 – PART HAIR FROM NOSE LEATHER TO UPPER SKULL AT CENTER OF MUZZLE WITH SMALL COMB
STEP 3 – PART AND LIFT HAIR GENTLY ABOVE UPPER EAR & PULL BACK GENTLY AT CORNER OF EYE PRIOR TO BANDING (do not band any ear coat & make sure that you have not pulled hair from the lower lid of eye upward blocking vision)
STEP 4 – WRAP 1ST BAND AWAY FROM SKIN, GENTLY PULLING TOWARD SKULL
STEP 5 – WRAP 2ND BAND ABOUT 1 INCH ABOVE 1ST BAND
STEP 6 – WRAP 3RD BAND ABOUT 1 INCH ABOVE 2ND BAND & CONTINUE WITH ADDITIONAL BANDS IF NECESSARY
STEP 7 – REPEAT SAME PROCEDURE ON OTHER SIDE OF HAIR PART
STEP 8 – FINISHED TOPKNOT WRAPPING
STEP 9 – BEARD PRIOR TO WRAPPING
STEP 10 – PART WITH COMB FROM INNER EYE RIM AT FORWARD ANGLE DOWNWARD TO REAR UPPER LIP (BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS NEAR EYES)
STEP 11 – WRAP SMALL LATEX BAND GENTLY PULLING HAIR AWAY FROM SKIN, FORWARD THEN AFTER BAND IS SECURE PULL GENTLY DOWN & TOWARD THE REAR JAW (BE CAUTIOUS TO AVOID BANDING HAIR TOO TIGHT FROM EYE RIM AND AVOID INCLUDING HAIR FROM LOWER JAW)
STEP 12 – FINISHED BEARD WRAPPED
STEP 13 – PART HAIR WITH COMB BENEATH LOWER JAW & GENTLY BAND
STEP 14 – FINISHED GOATEE WRAPPED
STEP 15 – REMOVING BANDS (USING SEAMSTRESS SEAM RIPPER TO AVOID HAIR LOSS)