Theory Of 5 - Ear Styles

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Theory Of 5 - Ear Styles

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Always use thinning shears near the edge of an ear and support the ear leather between your fingers as you trim.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Attention to minor details of the natural ear can make a large difference in the final outcome of the groom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Whether it is a cropped or natural ear carriage, keep the tips of the shears towards the tip of the ear. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    On tasseled ears, make sure both ears match in coat density and shape.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Many of the herding dogs have the combination ear style.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Most clipped ears are clipped with a close blade.  It is common to see a #10 or #15 blade used on the outside of the ear leather and a #40 on the inside.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Most of the time, the natural ear style needs little attention.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    On a tasseled ear, coat is only left on the lower portion of the leather.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    On natural ears, lightly removing the longer, heavy fur in the front of the ear canal with thinning shears will aid in keeping it clean and cut down on odor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    On the inside of the clipped ear, watch for the small flap of skin near the base of the ear where the ear and neck connect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The ear coat on a beveled ear does not have to be squeaky clean and totally mat and tangle free.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The key difference between the combo ear and the tasseled ear is how far down the ear leather is trimmed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The key with the beveled ear style is to keep it in style with the breed profile, as well as nicely balanced to suit the trim and body shape of the pet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    On a combination ear, the line at the top of the head where the ear leather meets the skull should be visible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The tasseled ear is by far the most common ear style.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    When trimming a beveled ear, always be highly aware of the length and location of the ear leather prior to trimming.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    When trimming the combination ear style, lightly round the long feathering at the bottom of the ears with shears for a neat, finished look.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    When trimming the combination ear with clippers, always work from the center to the leather out to the edge, so the front of the ear leather does not get caught between the teeth of the blade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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