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Sheltie 101

A step by step guide to grooming your sheltie for the home and the show ring.

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Shetland Sheepdogs come in many different shapes and sizes. As well as a multitude of colours and different markings. As well some like to show their shelties coifed to the utmost with hairspray and chalk. Others prefer the more natural look. to teach every method and trim that could possibly benefit each sheltie that enters the ring would be impossible. As well the amount of video and demonstration dogs needed would make the task impossible.

With that in mind please know that this is a beginner Sheltie grooming course. We are giving you the basic methods so that you have a starting point. It is our wish you take these methods as well as your interpretation of the Sheltie standard and how your do fits in to the standard and perfect your grooming accordingly.


Your Instructor


Allison Foley
Allison Foley

Allison Foley showed her first Poodle in Junior handling when she was 7 years old. Fast forward from there to her winning of more than 550 All-breed "Best in Shows" on various breeds, but Poodles are her passion!

Having been a professional dog handler since 1987, Allison not only brings a wealth of knowledge to her lessons but also her whimsical view on life.

Allison is the President of the Canadian Professional Dog Handlers Association (CPHA), the Vice President of the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation, the Junior Handling Representative for the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) in Nova Scotia. She also writes for several dog magazines, worldwide.

Sit back, as Allison brings a lifetime of grooming and handling lessons to video, here at Leadingedge Dog Show Academy.


Class Curriculum


  Understanding your Dog's Conformation Before You Start the Trim
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