Dapper Dog

Get your groom on with these 40 tips.

1. Dog grooming has a history. Images on monuments and coins in ancient Greek and Roman times feature Poodle-like dogs trimmed in the “lion clip” — bodies shorn with heads and tails fluffy. Poodles were perfumed, powdered, pompadoured, and pantalooned in the royal court of Louis XVI.

2. All dogs need grooming. Some require professional grooming, others only a bath and brushout to look spiffy. Regular grooming reduces shedding, keeps the skin and coat healthy, and leaves dogs cuddle-ready.

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