I have a beautiful black Standard Poodle and have just started grooming her myself. She's been with a wonderful groomer for the past 9+ years so she doesn't look nearly as good as she did before. But she is very patient with me because of her training with the groomer and stays very still while I try to do the best I can. Everyone says how great she looks still (they don't see all the errors I've made)! She's just naturally gorgeous.