Category Archives: Grooming tips

How to groom a Scottish Terrier. Or how to find someone to groom your Scottish Terrier for you.

Scottie News reader seeks Tennessee groomer

A reader, with a Scottish Terrier in need of some styling, writes:

hey there, i was wondering. Do you have a list of good scottie groomers in TN? specifically around Nashville?

Can anyone help out?

Update: Reader Gayle wrote: “There is a groomer, Peggy Browne, who is a Scottie breeder.  She lives near Franklin TN and does grooming in her home. She has been grooming my two Scotties for over a year—I highly recommend her work.”

If Peggy gives permission to post her contacts, Scottie News will do so. In the meantime we’ve forwarded them to reader #1, whose Scotties need a trim.

And we’re still waiting to hear from Dublin. (See comments for background)



Scottish Terrier Bridget after grooming

This Scottish Terrier will be groomed today

Scottish Terrier needs spring haircut

It’s time for puffball Bridget to get a Scottie haircut. Last week someone asked if she was a Cairn.

We’re trying out a new groomer, which means anything’s possible. We could be pleasantly surprised or end up having a bad hair month or two. What can I say? Occasionally, I just throw caution to the wind and take risks with new hairdressers and groomers. I don’t subject my dog to anything I don’t do to myself.

Fingers crossed, everyone. We’ll post the “after” shot as soon as Bridget’s done.

Update: Here’s a quickie. Better angles and lighting later (I hope.) don’t be shy about leaving your comments. The eyebrows are a bit Schnauzerish, but overall not bad.

Scottish Terrier Bridget after grooming
An "after" shot of Bridget. I will keep trying for a better view.

This story is just to big too wait for West Highland Terrier Wednesday

Abstract photo of westies, originally uploaded by eirrabs.

Okay, so by now we’ve all heard about newborn babies being mixed up at the hospitals. But westies at the dog groomer’s? That’s a new one for me. And, all the more shocking is the fact that it happened in Scotland of all places.

STV reports on the curious case of the dogs in the grooming shop.

A Scottish dog owner is suing a pet groomer for “emotional distress” after a mix-up meant she took the wrong dog home and lived with it for a year.

Maureen Fyffe sent her West Highland terrier to Family Friend Grooming Parlour for a pooch makeover – on the same day that another dog of the same breed, age, sex, and markings was taken in.

The collars were removed before the identical dogs were washed and brushed before being handed back to their owners.

But Mrs Fyffe thought it was strange when Lucy came home from Dundee’s Family Friend Grooming Parlour last March and refused to drink her usual saucer of coffee.