Its final colour develops usually by the age of two years. The colour of the outercoat is far more vivid that that of the matt toned undercoat. Grooming the wiry hairs is done with trimming. Trimming is done in a characteristic manner in the case of the Terrier species. At the head the skullcap is trimmed down to the brow ridge, on the two sides are trimmed down to the canthuses and down to the neck. They trim or shave the backside of the ears. A characteristic beard is left on the chin, the rest is trimmed and the moustache is combed forward and the face-nose part is shaped with scissors to a narrowing rectangular shape. First they trim on the body the undercoat and then they trim the outercoat. They trim the hairs on the neck, on the back, on the chest down to the elbow, at the front edge of the tail, at the sides of the thighs, and at the backside edge up to the stem. At the legs during trimming they form a column-like shape, which is adjusted to its final form with scissors. The paws they always adjust to the shape of a roundish cat paw.
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