Saturday, August 07, 2010

Grooming Biz & Gustav


Mum has decided that........

She's going to have a grooming business on the side since a lot of professional groomers out there make Airedales look like Schnauzers or umm... un-Airedale like.

Take Gustav, an 8 year old handsome for example,

We met him while we were at the beach. His mom asked mum who groomed me because Gustav was just groomed by a professional groomer 10 days prior to our meeting, but she felt that he looked a little "off". So mum gave her contacts to Gustav's mom and said she could groom him next time. Gustav's mom contacted us 2 days later asking if mum could fix him up. Mum of course agreed (like she can say NO to an Airedale!).

Gustav came over from North Vancouver this morning,

I watched as he surveyed and marked my yard. I was making notes so I could mark over later,

Then the fixing up process started, (me the BOOTIFUL me on the left, he the STINKY he on the right, Gustav the handsome in the middle on the table),

You see, two weeks ago, the groomer basically just clipped his body, head and ears and that was it. His facial/leg furnishings were left all bushy and untouched.

He was wearing leggings and had no butt,

Mum showed off his butt and took down his leggings!

She took the excess hair off his face, and showed off the nice brick like head he had,

(mum: Normally the entire head would be a lot shorter after a groom. However, since the hair on Gustav's head and ears were already growing, I didn't want to take the furnishings as short as I would normally take and have him look weird.)

Look at the handsome boy Gustav!!! His dad is Swedish, and when they decided that they were getting the KING of the Terriers, they decided to name their Airedale after King Gustav V of Sweden.

Now friends, this is where mum needs your help. It hit mum that she needed a business card when Gustav's mom asked for one and she didn't have one!! So she and the D-Guy have been working on a business logo for the business card and (possibly) website.

We need you guys to PLEASE tell us what this says, or if you are totally confused by what it's suppose to read,

I will put up more designs (and a explanation on the name) in my next post for you guys to choose from.

Thank you & Love nibbles to all!


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh wow Square Dog Grooming is fantastic. Love that name.
Does your mum groom airedales in Australia????? When can she come here????? I need a clip Sunshade.
Hey did you notice that King Gustave has black ears too??

Noah x

The Thuglets said...

Wow..your mum really tied up Gustav ..what a handsome chappie he turned out to be!

Hmmmm buisness cards are pawsatively difficult. (We know cos we had to help out here with our daleopinions and paw voting - we settled on pawscrossed!) We like your sample..but we would being dales!!

Good luck and keep us posted.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Duke said...

That's easy peasy - Square Dog Grooming!
Your mom did an outstanding job repAireing Gustav, Sunshade!
We sure hope Gustav's mom didn't have to pay for his 10-day prior groom!
He sure looks handsome now!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Airechicks said...


Your Mum fixed King Gustav up he's totally handsome - not that he wasn't before but now everyone can see.....

Wish we lived closer we would love for your Mum to groom us too....

Your Mum needs to hook up with AireCanda - the rescue group..


YL said...

Looks like Squaire Dog Grooming to me... a square-headed Airedale?? :O

Nelly said...

We love the business card and your little head on it sunshade. It definately says Airedale grooming to us.
You mum made a good job of Gustav. He's a handsome fella!
Nelly x

George The Lad said...

Hey your Moms very good, looks the proper job, mom was worried taking me to the local groomers, but we found Dave who grooms Airdales and WTs' he also shows dogs, so I'm very lucky to have the right cut. Like your moms name for the business I can read it "Square Dog Grooming" Is the i there for a reason?
See Yea George xxx

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Squaire Dog Grooming! Like it a lot. Really wish you were here in Houston-town. The King turned out fantastic!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sunshade!
Your mom is the best!
I am sure The Squaire Dog Grooming is going to be a success!
Kisses and hugs

brooke said...

it took me a couple times to figure it out, but it's SQUAIRE dog grooming!
i like the first logo!

Rudy said...

We get it too! Square Aires! I have a Swedish daddy too but I'm not named after anyone Swedish... oh well!

Good luck with the grooming biz! Sometimes Mom wishes she knew enough about it to do something like that. She helps my breeder with her grooming biz by bathing and blow-drying dogs sometimes...


*birdee* the alpha miniature schnauzer bitch said...

Hello Miss Sunshade!

I see it as Squaire Dog Grooming? Good to know you're starting a dog grooming biz! Mom does it as a sideline at home too. & she says you're a definitely a good groomer! Better than some professionals even!

Mom's namecard is self-hand-made on recycled paper & the logo is a chop. She'll thus chop chop chop on each paper she cuts out. Then details like emails/website are printed separately on another paper, cut out (1 by 1) again & pasted onto each recycled paper.

Many ppl give a weird look at Mom's namecard when she hands it out. lol.

We can't wait to see yours!

Velvet birdee

Dexter said...

Well, I certainly appreciate the artistry of your mom's business cards, but I think it might be too subtle for a lot of clueless dog owners out there.

She did a super job on Gustav. I love the way his beardie stands out and of course the leg furnishings are very tricky.


Anthony said...

I have to say I love Sunshade's blog. It's the best thing ever. I'm a HUGE Airedale Terrier fan. Keep up the blogging!

NelsonandBoober said...

We love the logo...Squaire Dog Grooming. We wish we were dales so your mom could groom us :)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh my!! Your mom did a great job on Gustav!! I guess she's always done such a fab job on you and STINKY that we took it for granted, but when we saw the transformation of Gustav, he looked so much younger and more handsome!!

Your logo looks good.. especially like the cartoon Sunshade!! I guess you must have an 'AIRE' there huh? ***wink wink***

Princess Patches said...

We like your mum's logo, Sunshade! She did a fantastic job on Gustav! He looks great!

Penny & Patches

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

You did a great job on fixing poor Gustav. We sure have had our share of lousey grooms...mostly in Phoenix. It should be some sort of fine for making a fine square dog look like another breed!!
BabyRD & Hootie