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Old 03-24-2011, 06:28 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Shudder. I think of Doodles and I think of this Goldendoodle owner. He asked for a 1/2 in all over, clean face and clean feet, and a short top knot. Tail trimmed in a nice plume.

The photos below are how he turned out. The dog is AWESOME. I really really liked him, he's a complete angel.

The owner? He refused to pay his $80 bill. Said his dog looked too much like a poodle. This was the second time I'd done this exact haircut, and last time there were no complaints. I didn't hear about this til I got my paycheck and realized I didn't get paid for it, and the resort I worked for refused to pay me my half... even though this was OBVIOUSLY someone who was scamming us.

Groomers! I implore you... seriously, what would you have done differently so the dog didn't look "too poodley"??? I did a wahl metal comb 1, and I think he looked damn good, and of course he looked like a poodle! a cf/cf and topknot ALWAYS makes a doodle look like a poodle! **FURY**
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I'll ad my 2 cents for what it's worth.
I work in a grooming salon and regularly get doodles in, ALL sorts of doodles (golden, lab, cockapoo, you name it...mixed with a poo). I'd have to say that Goldendoodles are always more calm and less crazy acting than the labradoodles. That goes for the non doodle lab and goldens as well. I agree that groomers dislike them because they are often brought in with mats and overgrown coats, with little or no table manners. Also a few groomers love their Spoos and think that breeding these two breeds together is just bringing the Spoo and the Golden/Lab down a notch (I tend to agree here). They are a breed that became really popular really fast. They DO require the same amount if not more grooming AND training as a poodle. Anyways, basically just agreeing with what many of you have already said.
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Funky, I'm sorry but there's just no pleasing some people. I'd say get over it because that dog looks poodley and anything you could have done would have made it look poodley. The dog is 1/2 poodle! Some people just make no sense. I don't hold these owners in high esteem. They're just impossible. And worse, they contribute to people breeding mutts when shelters and rescues are overflowing with mutts. That's the worst of it, in my opinion.

It's pretty akin to murder if you really think about it. Look at all the mutts being euthanized in shelters every single day (as well as pure bred dogs) and these people are just breeding more and/or paying others for breeding more. Forget the stupid fancy label and the ridiculous price, they're mutts.
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Funky, I'm sorry but there's just no pleasing some people. I'd say get over it because that dog looks poodley and anything you could have done would have made it look poodley. The dog is 1/2 poodle! Some people just make no sense. I don't hold these owners in high esteem. They're just impossible. And worse, they contribute to people breeding mutts when shelters and rescues are overflowing with mutts. That's the worst of it, in my opinion.

It's pretty akin to murder if you really think about it. Look at all the mutts being euthanized in shelters every single day (as well as pure bred dogs) and these people are just breeding more and/or paying others for breeding more. Forget the stupid fancy label and the ridiculous price, they're mutts.
Lol.. Thanks for the "get over it", this event happened at least 4 months ago and it still haunts me. I hate not being able to make a customer happy
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Funky, that owner is just *lame.* I think the doggie looks nice. I don't get these people who get doodles and seem to abhor poodles?
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Me either, bellas momma. This particular dog is all poodle with a bit of golden mixed in.
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Shudder. I think of Doodles and I think of this Goldendoodle owner. He asked for a 1/2 in all over, clean face and clean feet, and a short top knot. Tail trimmed in a nice plume.

The photos below are how he turned out. The dog is AWESOME. I really really liked him, he's a complete angel.

The owner? He refused to pay his $80 bill. Said his dog looked too much like a poodle. This was the second time I'd done this exact haircut, and last time there were no complaints. I didn't hear about this til I got my paycheck and realized I didn't get paid for it, and the resort I worked for refused to pay me my half... even though this was OBVIOUSLY someone who was scamming us.

Groomers! I implore you... seriously, what would you have done differently so the dog didn't look "too poodley"??? I did a wahl metal comb 1, and I think he looked damn good, and of course he looked like a poodle! a cf/cf and topknot ALWAYS makes a doodle look like a poodle! **FURY**

You did exactly as asked, the owner was blatantly trying to get away with not paying for your service and unfortunately the resort allowed him to get away with it, not fair at all! You did a great job. Are you sure that he was allowed to walk out with his dog without having to pay a dime?
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it looks great but i was pretty disheartened to see the state they kept him in prior to you grooming him.
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i saw a poodle shaved down yesterday ... it was so short all over and cute as a button.
i said .. .is that a spoo? and she said yes. i told her i had one that was how i knew.
it had been shaved down because she had boarded it a week while she traveled and it got horribly matted.
i believed her til she showed me a pic of before.

the pup had never been groomed at all. it looked like a sheep dog. she said she was doing all the grooming on her own ... which means surface brushing. it had never had it's face trimmed.

and that's how so many oodle people do their dogs.
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If a client asks for clean face and clean feet..the dog is going to look like a poodle. Don't beat yourself up for their ignorance. The only thing you could have done differently is explain that it IS a poodle groom and the dog will look like a poodle..but if you did that originally..then there is nothing else you could have done. Someone probably just wanted a free haircut!

Most doodle owners want their dog to look like a doodle..which is fine. I actually really like the doodle look! But if someone asks for the face shaved and the feet done..it's just going to look like a poodle no matter what.
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