Variations & Creations in Man's Best Friend

There are many, many various head types, ears types, neck types, body types, front types, rear types, tail types, and feet types on man's best friends. 


There are many different coat types, many different coat colors and mixes of coat colors, and just as many different coat growth patterns.  

As a pet owner to find the perfect pet for you and your family, this information will help you choose the perfect pet. Additionally, this knowledge is required for the pet care professional to achieve your goals as the best in your chosen field. 

This course also includes how to distinguish the different head planes and why it is important for the professional to know. 

What is a stop and how does it affect the conformation of the dog's head. What is a forehand and what is a backhand and the variations on the canine.

If you are a professional bather, groomer or stylist or a beginner with plans on a new career in the art of styling dogs, it is critical that you know all about the many variations of the canines.


This course is a must for all dog lovers and dog professionals. The components of the dog that all come together to create a beautiful creation include:

  • The names for the basic coat types and how you tell the difference between the basic coat types.

  • There so many varied and different names for coat colors.

  • How you identify coat color properly in the various breeds of dogs.

  • How the patterns and markings of the coat define the breeds.

  • The correct terminology for the different patterns and markings.

  • The eye shapes and colors can distinguish one breed from another. 

  • The ear types and sets that occur in the varying breeds. The breed standard and what is a fault in ear type and set for the different breeds.

  • The different types of feet and how the breed standards describe the required types. 

  • Which breed standards demand which types of feet.

  • What tail sets and types occur in the different breeds.

  • What is a fault, and what tail type represents correct conformation for the various breeds?

  • The 7 basic head types.

  • Head types can recognize breeds.

  • The difference between the 3 different skull types.

  • What they tell us about the breeds' usages and jobs.

  • What is a stop, and what are the 5 different types of stops.

  • How we differentiate between the 3 different head planes.

  • What the 4 different bite types, and what do they indicate about the various breeds.

  • What are the five different body types, and how are they different from each other.

  • Dogs have different body types.

  • Why are there different body types, ear types, and more, and why?

  • You recognize the rectangle type, the square type, the square terrier type, the short-legged type, and the speed type of dog body.

  • Angles, shapes, and measurements describe correct conformation.

  • Which indicates incorrect conformation in the various breeds.

  • What do terms such as forehand, backhand, and tuck-up mean?

  • What you learn from the configuration of the parts of the dog's body.

Pricing Structure 

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course 

Tuition by the Course - Instructor Driven $500

Read and Test Out by the Course

Tuition by the Course - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $100

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Instructor Driven $450

Read and Test Out by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $80


You can purchase by the course or purchase by a series to receive a discount. You can also purchase by the program to receive the biggest savings. 

If you work with dogs all day, you owe it to yourself and the pets in your care to achieve a specialist level and rank to be the best at caring for man's best friend. 

Course 6 of 6 to complete the Pet Care Professional Certification 

  1. Understanding

  2. Form and Function 

  3. Taking Care

  4. First Aid and CPR

  5. Who's Who

  6. Variations and Creations