Fontana is a gorgeous dog, and she only gets better as she matures. Yesterday I “show” groomed her. I thought it might be fun to compare photos taken before trimming, after trimming, and after both trimming and blow drying.
First, here she is early in the day on a walk:
She looks ruggedly beautiful to me in the above picture. However, grooming makes a difference, especially in real life. Setting up or stacking does too.
Here she is set up, brushed, but not bathed or trimmed (feet, pasterns, ears, tail) for a few weeks:
Now, here she is the very next day (yesterday) trimmed, but not bathed yet:
And here she is a few hours later, bathed and fluff dried:
Here are more, with the flash:
Remember that whether you are calling a show dog overdone, or a working/pet dog weedy and bald, that grooming blurs the lines at times. I have a great time grooming my dogs, and I love them in fluffy or rugged form.
Our Florida-now-Ohio pack has finally gotten to truly experience snow, and they LOVE it! I must confess that I love it, too. Here are some of my favorite photos of the winter wonderland our dogs now get to enjoy!
Today was one of those perfect days that is meant to be relished. The sky was clear and blue, the air was crisp, and the temperatures were chilly but tolerable. The dogs were absolutely in their bliss, and it seemed like the ideal day to work them out, take them for walks, and capture some photos. I am so much happier here in Ohio than I was in Florida, and the climate is certainly a major part of it. The rippling, muscular bodies of my dogs, young and old, are proof one can see of how well we are doing here. These are some of my favorite pictures from the day.