GROOMING THE NORFOLK
Illustration by Elizabeth Matell
Use the following procedure every six to nine months to keep your Norfolk's
- Brush the coat with a stiff bristle brush, then comb with a coarse
comb and then a fine comb.
- Pull out the dead hair on the whole body, and if you must, thin the
coat on belly with thinning shears.
- Pull the dead hair on forequarters, hindquarters and legs.
- Pull dead hair on throat, chest and neck.
- Pull dead hair on top of head, checks, and muzzle. Leave slight
eyebrows and beard.
- Pull dead, wispy hair from outside and inside ears.
- Pull dead hair from tail; trim the underside if too difficult to pull.
- Trim hair around rectal area and genitalia.
- Trim hair around and under feet and between pads.
- Cut the toenails.
- Bathe dog, rinse well and dry with towel and blow dryer. Use comb or
slicker to make the coat lay down.
- Pull any obviously wispy hair after drying.
ANTIC, Spring, 1984
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