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Product Details

  • Paperback: 66 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing; 1 edition (September 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1625638280
  • ISBN-13: 978-1625638281
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #582,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Molly grew up in dogs starting in 1979 when her parents bred their first litter of show dogs, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.  After finding out that this breed was too big for a young child to handle in the ring, Molly's parents purchased her a Papillon, at the age of 7, and the rest is history.  While being involved in 4-H and junior handling, she had her first top winning Papillon in 1994 .  She finished out that year being the all-time top winning Phalene Papillon in the history of the breed, (#1 Papillon Bitch).  Only in the past 5 years has one dog beat her Phalene title.
After high school, her apprenticeship for being a professional Dog Handler began.  The next 5 years, she spent learning everything she would need to know to care for, condition, and present top winning show dogs for two different Professional Handlers.  When her second handler retired, she took over where they left off, and became enthralled in the handling world.  For 15 years, she had shown top winning show dogs throughout the US and abroad.  Some of her accomplishments as a handler include Best in Show winning Portuguese Water Dogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzu and Australian Shepherds throughout the US and Internationally.  She has also shown multiple Best In Show winning dogs in other countries as Hong Kong, Thailand, and Canada.
She has also been a professional groomer since 1996, specializing in Portuguese Water Dogs.  Some of the top winning show and performance dogs that she has groomed and shown including winners from Westminster Kennel Club, the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America and Canada Nationals, and around the world.  She has also been a professional groomer for many celebrities in the Seattle area and those just visiting.
Molly currently resides in Everett, WA and is employed as Certified Master Groomer at a Grooming Salon in Seatttle. 
Her Club memberships include the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, PWD Club of America, PWD club of the Northwest.

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By Mary on June 20, 2014
Format: Paperback
I've had great success grooming my dog with guidance from this book. Easy to read. Makes a daunting project a little less daunting.
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Since I have been one of Molly's biggest fans and supporters in her writing this book, I feel it is necessary to reiterate Molly's comment to Kelly Clark's review:

"When teaching people anything, illustrations are only meant to supplement your description. If you cannot understand my simple drawings you would never have been able to understand pictures of actual dogs. Also, if actual pictures of dogs had been used, as I state in my book, those pictures would look differently than the dog you are working on. Each dog has it's own individual look and trim. No two show trims look alike. Thus it makes perfect sense to use simple drawings instead of pictures to help illustrate the various patterns."

As you can see there was a very good reason for Molly to use illustrations, and drawings in her book vs. all pictures to demonstrate the various grooming techniques. Everyone owes it to themselves to purchase this well written/illustrated book on How to groom your Portuguese Water Dog.
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By Kelli Clark on September 28, 2013
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I was really hoping for photos, or real illustrations. The pictures looked very juvenile and would not help anyone get a real idea on how to properly groom a show dog.
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Very well written and. easy to fallow instructions.
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More About the Author

Molly grew up in dogs starting in 1979 when her parents bred their first litter of show dogs, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. After finding out that this breed was too big for a young child to handle in the ring, Molly's parents purchased her a Papillon, at the age of 7, and the rest is history. While being involved in 4-H and junior handling, she had her first top winning Papillon in 1994 . She finished out that year being the all-time top winning Phalene Papillon in the history of the breed, (#1 Papillon Bitch). Only in the past 5 years has one dog beat her Phalene title.
After high school, her apprenticeship for being a professional Dog Handler began. The next 5 years, she spent learning everything she would need to know to care for, condition, and present top winning show dogs for two different Professional Handlers. When her second handler retired, she took over where they left off, and became enthralled in the handling world. For 15 years, she had shown top winning show dogs throughout the US and abroad. Some of her accomplishments as a handler include Best in Show winning Portuguese Water Dogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzu and Australian Shepherds throughout the US and Internationally. She has also been honored to show group winners in 6 of the 7 groups. She has also shown multiple Best In Show winning dogs in other countries as Hong Kong, Thailand, and Canada.
She has also been a professional groomer since 1996, specializing in Portuguese Water Dogs. Some of the top winning show and performance dogs that she has groomed and shown including winners from Westminster Kennel Club, the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America and Canada Nationals, and around the world. She has also been a professional groomer for many celebrities in the Seattle area and those just visiting.
Molly currently resides in Everett, WA and is employed as Certified Master Groomer at a Grooming Salon in Seattle.
Her Club memberships include the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, PWD Club of America, PWD club of the Northwest, and until recently, was a board member of the Mt. Rainer Yorkshire Terrier Club.
This year Molly will be working primarily as a Groomer, but is still presenting grooming seminars and is currently promoting her book with Tate Publishing titled, How To Groom Your Portuguese Water Dog released in 2013. She was pleased to be able to judge the Top 20 Competition for the American Bloodhound Club (2012) and this year after 2013 was honored to judge the Papillon Club of America Top 20 event in March. But it is with the greatest honor that she judged the PWDCA Top 20 Competition last September 2011.

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