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Maggie – A Terrier Before and After


This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Maggie, a cute little terrier mix. Maggie is small, weighing about 10 lb. and she has the sweetest personality.  We keep her clipped short for easy care between groomings.

We groom to your specifications at Klip Joint Dog Grooming. Schedule your appointment now for Christmas grooms!


Maggie a Terrier Mix before grooming

Maggie – Terrier Mix Before














Maggie – After grooming


Canine Costume Parade


Here is a fun video featuring creative dog groomer Catherine Opson and her adorable costumed dogs.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!


Oreo Love

Oreo - Shih Tsu

This week’s Klip Joint Dog of the Week is Oreo, a very charming Shih Tsu. She is one of our regulars – always well-behaved and a joy to groom. We thought she had a very dignified look while she was waiting for her owner to pick her up.

Oreo a shi tsu wrapped up in towel after bath

Oreo after her bath.

Izzy – Not an Ewok!


This weeks Klip Joint dog of the week is Izzy, a Brussels Griffon. Izzy is one of our favorite visitors at Klip Joint because of her easy-going disposition.

The Brussels Griffon is a sturdy toy dog that is often thought to look like an Ewok from the Star Wars movie. The Griffon is an intelligent, cheerful dog with a terrier-like disposition. With lots of personality, it makes a fine companion dog and is good with other dogs and cats. Affectionate, charming, lively and curious, they love everyone.

Once kept by cab drivers of 17th century Brussels to rid their stables of vermin, the Brussels Griffon became a companion breed by virtue of its appealing character.

The Brussels Griffon doesn’t shed much, but requires regular brushing and is often clipped short to make grooming easier.

We will give your cute little fur babies extra TLC at Klip Joint dog grooming – call today for an appointment!

Izzy the Brussels Griffon getting trimmed

Izzy – Brussels Griffon

Sleepy Angel

Angel the maltese dog in the cage after grooming.

This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Angel, an elderly Maltese. Angel has been coming to see us for a long time and knows the routine. After grooming she always puts her nose on the bars of the cage and dozes off while waiting for her owner to arrive.

Maltese have no undercoat, and have little to no shedding if cared for properly. Like their relatives, the Poodles and Bichon Frisé, they are considered to be largely hypoallergenic and many people who are allergic to dogs may not be allergic to the Maltese.  Regular grooming is also required to prevent the coats of non-shedding dogs from matting. Many owners will keep their Maltese clipped in a “puppy cut”, a 1–2 inch all over trim that makes the dog resemble a puppy.

Daily cleaning is required to prevent the risk of tear-staining. Dark staining in the hair around the eyes, “tear staining”, can be a problem in this breed, and is mostly a function of how much the individual dog’s eyes water and the size of the tear ducts. To get rid of tear staining, a solution or powder can be specially made for tear stains, which can often be found in local pet stores. A fine-toothed metal pet comb, moistened with hot water and applied twice weekly, also works extremely well.

Make an appointment today for your little angels at Klip Joint Dog Grooming!

Angel the maltese dog dozing off in the cage.

Angel dozes while waiting to be picked up.

Charlie the Basset Hound


Our Klip Joint dog of the week is Charlie, a very loving basset hound. Charlie likes to come in regularly for a bath and toenail trim.

Basset Hounds have smooth, short, hard-textured coats that are relatively easy to take care of, although they shed a lot.

Basset Hounds have large pendulous ears (known as “leathers”) that do not allow air to circulate inside them, like other breeds with erect or more open ears. This can result in infections and ear mites if their ears are not kept clean and dry. If their ears are allowed to dangle on the ground or in food on a daily basis, they may develop chronic and potentially fatal ear diseases. Their ears should be checked and wiped clean with a damp cloth at least once a week.

Short or tall – we love them all at Klip Joint Dog Grooming!

Charlie - Basset Hound

Charlie – Basset Hound

Little Dixie Bell


This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Dixie Bell, an adorable Shih Tzu. We took her out for a break before her bath and she tried to hide under the lawn chair. She is a sweet girl, but she doesn’t care for the bath part of grooming! She looked even cuter when we were finished.

Most people opt for keeping their Shih Tzu’s coat clipped short, which makes it easier to groom for the owner and more comfortable for the dog. You will still need to brush and comb your dog, at least several times per week, every other day is even better and a once over every evening is ideal.

Daily brushing and combing will prevent most mats from forming, but if daily grooming is not possible, de-matting might be necessary.

We will take good care of your little darlings at Klip Joint Dog Grooming!


Dixie Bell tried to hide from us to avoid her bath.

















Dixie Bell after grooming.


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