Tuesday, 25 January 2011

150th Anniversary for Manchester Championship Dog Show

From 20th to 23rd Jan, we attended 150th Manchester Championship Dog Show at Stafford. Setting up from 19th, it was long show.

We asked many people at the stand, but still MD10 is not known to many people. And it is still a lot of work to be known to the market. So, yes, another new year, more challenge!

At the show, we met our usual clients and people we became friends, people from Our Dogs, which is one of the enjoyable thing.

The only driving force for me to keep going from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM without time for proper lunch or tea is meeting people, new people - because I have met so many wonderful people, wonderful supporting clients.

Even though they do not need shampoo, if I do not know their breed, they are always happy to spend time to explain about the breed, and also bring their dog to show me later on! What a nice people! They have extensive knowledge of the breed and pride and passion, and most importantly love of dogs.

By the time we were on the way home on Sunday night, I was dog tired......

BUT !!!!!

On the way home in the car, I received 2 emails from my clients who bought shampoo on Thursday, Hound Day for their Afghan Hound. Both of them washed their dogs after the show and they were very happy with MD10 products.

One lady spent so much time to explain to me the details and experience. Thank you, thank you... Really appreciated.

Thanks to that, I was revived and could run miles!! 

Thank you so much again for everybody who stopped and talked to us at Manchester Dog Show, and of course our clients for your support. 

On return, I will promise to serve you and support you too. If you need any help, you know all you have to do is just drop me a line.

And I hope we will see you again and again!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Spanish Water Dog's Coat (Perro de Agua Espanol) and The Manchester Dog Society Championship Show 2011

Boris was happy not knowing I was getting ready for his shower....

My Spanish Water Dog, Boris used to be very dark brown, but after few shave, faded into Cinnamon or Ash Colour.  I think Spanish Water Dog's coat is very different from each other, quite often coat type goes with coat colour.

Boris has a lot of fluffy under coat, it is really thick and fluffy, ideal for very cold weather. That is why he can spend a whole day in the snow without any problems. However, this means if I leave this coat unattended for 2 months, this fluffy under coat gets tangled. 

When he used to swim every week, it was much easier, but now I can not take him for swim, it is hard. So if you got Spanish Water Dog and have access to Swimming Pool, Sea, Lake, I recommend you to take dogs for swimming every week.

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Thursday, 3 May 2012

How to Groom (?) Matted Spanish Water Dog

I noticed few people search the Internet to find information of "How to Groom Spanish Water Dog".

You don't Groom Spanish Water Dog using brush or comb, because if you mess up the natural cording, not only that, it will mat up awfully!! Best thing is to keep natural cording, lots of lots of swimming helps.

Boris has a lot of fluffy fluffy under coat. When people rub him giving affection, it makes worse..
So I have to split the matted part using my fingers, along the original cord.
Then Wash with MD10 Texture Shampoo.
If you can not wash them, sometime, 
just wipe with Baby wipe does trick - only quick fix though.

On the other hand this dog has white and dark coat, and the coat is thinner, 
therefore, you can see the curl is tighter (smaller) and shows better.
I never see his coat get tangled as much as Boris'.
The coat looks lighter, but it is sun burnt and nothing to do with his original colour.
See his legs, which is dark.

Above 2 photos were taken after showered using MD10 White Texture.
The curl and cording looks very definite and good.
That is why MD10 Texture shampoo is used by Spanish Water Dog Owners.


The Manchester Dog Society Championship Dog Show has now 150 years' history this year. It is amazing. And the 150th show is this week.

We will be there at the upstairs of Stafford Showground building from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd Feb. If you are there, please come and see us!! 

We have special show offer, so don't miss it!

After the show, I will be working on MD10 On-line Shop, so that my client can purchase MD10 Dog Shampoo products 24 hours a day! I will announce it once it's running.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Shaun Ellis, The Wolf Man and Boris, Spanish Water Dog

Boris was very interested in Shaun and his wolf pack

Since I was little, I have been interested in any kind of animals. During teenager, obviously, I lost interest or should I say, with so many things were around me, I forgot all about it.

But Boris brought my passion and interest back 5 years ago. I love and enjoy any Nature Programmes. To be honest, the only TV I watch is Nature, Comedy and Music. Nothing else... 

Recently, I found this guy called Shaun Ellis when I was searching a Christmas present for my friend. Apparently he was on National Geographic TV for a while. 
I missed big time !! I feel that I really missed big thing.

Shaun is English - I thought he was American first, because "Living with Wolves" sounds too eccentric for  a British man. Yesterday, I have purchased a DVD and his book, and it arrived today, yahoo! And of course, Boris and I watched straight away.

Boris showed a lot of interests.... I think his wolf within telling him something. Shawn explain a lot about howling, and he is pretty good at it. I was hoping for Boris to haul, but he did not copy it.

The only thing of this DVD is too short ! I want more and more please!

One of my new dream is "To go and see them at Wolf Sanctually in North Devon one day".

Boris enjoys American Indian playing native Flute. He is Shaun's mentor.

I don't really have time watching TV during day..... I got prepare for a big dog show called MANCHESTER DOG SHOW next week, I have to plan my marketing this year, more business plans..... But anyway.... 

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy New Year from MD10 Dog Grooming Shampoo, Manchester Show is 20 - 23 Jan!

Pretty View in Snow: Small village near Black Forest

Happy New Year - I know it is already 13th Jan. 

Thank you very much for your support through out 2010, since I started in April 2010, I have met a lot of nice clients, clients who taught me more about dogs, and other people who runs business in dog world. 

I truly thank for everything I experienced so far. It was great I could use my design and video skill into my new challenging job. 

The love for dogs is my driving force, too!

Spanish Tapas in Barden-Barden

Over the New Year, my dear partner decided to take me to a German Town called "Barden-Barden", where is famous world OLDEST Spa is still working till now. It is near Black Forest, and you can also ski around there.

Being Japanese means I love Spa (Japanese Hot Spring), and my partner thought it is pity for me that I can't go to Japanese Hot Spring easily. So he chose this town - which was great.

I also wanted to visit South Spain, where I love, but may be next time....

We met a great guy in the hotel we stayed, he was playing piano in the bar... but he was a guest, and he told us about this Tapas Bar in Barden-Barden.

It was fantastic atmosphere, food was great. I highly recommend this Tapas Bar as one of best outside of Spain!!

If you go to Barden-Barden you should try it.... I think it is called Montecristo. Local people should know this place well.

By the way, the first show in 2011 for us is Manchster Dog Show, in Stafford, from 20 - 23 Jan.
We have trial package again, as well as user's package offer.

So Don't miss out, please come and see us !!!