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Operations Manual for the Xoloitzcuintli (Xolitzcuintla) by Amy Fernandez



Amy Fernandez

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We spent ten years teaching pet owners how to groom their own dogs, and now you will find our dog care and grooming e-books for sale on this site and at Amazon, the Kindle store, Barnes & Noble's Nook Bookstore, KOBO, Apple's ibookstore, Smashwords, Bookstrand, and many other online retailers.

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Grooming your own Dog: How to do it and what is the best equipment to use


First things first:-


The 10 grooming steps

Dog Grooming - First step: Brushing



Never wash before brushing, matts can turn into felt

 Washing a badly tangled coat will often turn it into solid felt, particularly if it is a woolly coat. Once this has happened it will be virtually impossible to brush your dogs’ coat out. You will have no alternative but to clip your dogs’ coat off or cut out big lumps of it to remove the felted matts.


There are literally hundreds of items of grooming equipment manufactured and sold nowadays, and they are sold everywhere, from your vet’s surgery and neighborhood pet shop, to the local dog show and on the Internet.

There are companies that have been making good-quality dog-grooming equipment for many years. These include Lawrence of England, who were making quality horse grooming equipment for 200 years before making equipment for dogs, Oster, Wahl, and Doggyman, and their products are generally very good. Other equipment is made by inexperienced companies, often for large retail outlets, and is not as good. This particularly applies to slicker brushes, and only a good-quality slicker brush will do its job well. With combs, pin brushes, and undercoat rakes, there is not as much difference.

The best dog-grooming equipment is usually American or Japanese, but there are also some good very old English manufacturers of dog-grooming equipment such as Lawrence. America and Japan are two countries that have large numbers of exceptional dog groomers and an incredibly high standard of grooming on their show dogs, and this requires access to top-quality equipment.

Some grooming tools are really useful—like slicker brushes, revolving or rotating combs, and undercoat rakes, and some are useless. Some are easy to use, and some, like stripping combs and scissors, require some training and experience to use properly.

When possible, taking your dog with you and buying your grooming equipment initially from an outlet at a dog show is a good idea, because the staff there should be very knowledgeable, and you can ask for advice on the best equipment for your particular dog. If you have a pure-breed dog, you can also go and look at your breed and see it groomed for the show ring and, when they are finished showing for the day, ask the exhibitors for grooming advice or hints. 

The Essential Equipment

There are only three essential items of grooming equipment that everyone with a longer-coated dog should have.

 These are:


 -Slicker brush

-Revolving comb

If you have a larger dog, with a thick double coat, then you will also need an-

-Undercoat rake

One type of undercoat rake.

If you have a dog with a fine single coat then you may need a pin brush.


A Yorkshire Terrier being brushed with a pin brush after bathing. A Yorkshire terrier has hair that is more like human hair than most dog hair. 





To Be Continued

Selected Dog History and Dog Care & Grooming E-books (click on e-book cover image to read more and buy)

Dog Grooming - Long Coats: for pet owners


Fully Illustrated



In e-book and Paperback

Cutting Your Dog's Nails and Pad Hair or All you ever wanted to know about  your dog's feet but were afraid to ask

  by Puppy Care Education

Fully Illustrated

The complete e-book guide to your dog's paws and trimming your dog's toenails and pad hair.

E-Book US$2.99

Paperback in Color US$11.99

Healthy Ears for Your Dog or

All you ever wanted to know about  your dog's ears but were afraid to ask

by Puppy Care Education

Fully Illustrated

The complete e-book guide to your dog's ears and helping to prevent infections and other problems.



Old Dogs, Old Friends Parts 1 and 2

US$4.99 each

Enjoying Your Older Dog is about making the most of your companions later years and savoring them

Caring for Your Older Dog looks at many of the illnesses and problems that can occur as old age advances, and helps to show what can be done to alleviate them and provides advice that may help you to live with them

Illustrated dog e-books by

Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox DVM

We all one day notice that our dog is getting older. Often suddenly realizing that they are no longer able to do all the things they used to, that their eyes are looking cloudy or seeing that gray hair is getting very noticeable on their face. Old dogs slow down and may take it easy but they still love a bit of excitement and they have become wonderful companions. It can suddenly be very disturbing to think of what the future holds.

In Old Dogs, Old Friends Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox have created a set of books about loving, living with, and caring for our old dogs, our old friends. The authors have collected wonderful personal stories from literally hundreds of owners of old dogs to illustrate what sharing their lives with our old friends can be like.

If you have a four legged family member who has reached or is approaching old age the two books in the Old Dogs, Old Friends series—Enjoying Your Older Dog and Caring for Your Older Dog—make not only inspirational and moving, but also practical reading.


Click on cover image to read more, and buy.

Dog Grooming - A Short History

by Amy Fernandez


Non Fiction

This illustrated e-book gives a short but detailed history of dog grooming, and the trials and tribulations of the development of show dog grooming and dog grooming in general.

From the days of hand clipping  and no running water, this book tells the story of how dog grooming has grown up.  

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The Complete Q & A Book on Dogs by Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox D.V.M.

Illustrated with original drawings by Mary Jung.

It’s not always easy to find knowledgeable answers to questions about buying, raising, loving, and living with dogs in today’s world. The authors of this 200 page book have managed to provide straightforward and practical answers to most questions that prospective and new owners are ever likely to ask, while always having the dog’s welfare at the forefront. The book also features delightful hand drawn illustrations.


Most of those who are lucky enough to share their lives with dogs know they are privileged, and do not take the relationship lightly. This books is for all of those people who feel this way about their dogs



Rehoming Ferri  

by S Bush and R Samuels

Non Fiction 

Fully illustrated, inspirational, true dog story.

When Ruth lost her elderly Chinese Crested dog, Lou, she was devastated and she and Bohdi, her Tibetan Spaniel, were both pining for another companion.

So into their lives came Feral, now named Ferri, another older Chinese Crested girl in search of a new home. Unfortunately this girl did not have Lou’s easy nature and turned Ruth’s and Bohdi’s lives into an emotional roller-coaster ride. A ride that Ruth describes with touching and genuine feeling in her emails to the friend who gave her Feral.


Illustrated with color photos taken by Ruth.

Click on cover image to read more, and buy.



Click on cover images to read more, and buy.






Operations Manual for the Chinese Crested

by Amy Fernandez


Non Fiction, Breed Specialist Book

This fully illustrated e-book provides an excellently written, in depth look at the Chinese Crested, that is ideal for breeders, owners and judges. 


Award winning author Amy Fernandez has owned, bred and written about Chinese Cresteds since 1982. 


Operations Manual for the Xoloitzcuintli 

by Amy Fernandez


Non Fiction, Breed Specialist Book

The complete illustrated guide to the Xoloitzcuintli, or Mexican Hairless dog, for judges, breeders and owners.

This books is aimed at readers with a serious intestine in understandign the structure and traits of this rare and ancient breed, the Dog of the Americas.


Amy Fernandez is an award winning dog book author who has owned Xolo's and has judged the Mexican Xoloitzcuintli Specialty show in Tijuana, by invitation. Her books have won her the Howell Award for dog writing, among many awards, and she is a regular feature writer for various dog magazines.  







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