<P> eGroomer Journal April/June 2012 Copyright 2012 © Find A Groomer Inc. All rights reserved 27 S T Y L E www.jodimurphy.net Head & Tail Styles with Jodi Murphy - Part Three The West Highland White Terrier should have a carrot shaped tail. When the Westie is groomed for show they are hand stripped. Their body coat should be about two inches in length with long leg furnishings. The length of coat on their tail should balance with the body coat yet shaped like a carrot. You will notice the tail of a show dog is much longer than when groomed for pet trims for that reason. For pet trims a #4F, #5F or a #2 snap on comb is recommended to set the body pattern. The tail should be set to the same general length as the body (Photo 1). Trim the coat at the tip of the tail as close to the tip as possible. Comb out the coat and use thinning shears to shape the tail like a carrot (Photo 2). The coat on the top and sides of the tail should be slightly longer than the underside of the tail. Trim the underside of the tail tight (Photo 3). The rectum area should be clipped clean and tidy using a #10 blade. The finished tail should be shaped nicely and balance with the body coat (Photo 4). 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