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Old 11-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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tell them to do her like a labradoodle? i don't know. i'm a clean face poodle gal.
LOL I like ALL poodle hair cuts!! but my husband has had 6 spoos in his lifetime (and his parents) and they all had this "all one length" hair...

I just personally like the teddy bear look too
But I like her face to look a little more feminine, instead of having a mustache :-D

I didnt mean to create controversy, I thought it was actually funny...
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I must have missed the controversy
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I misinterpreted your comment... I'm having a heck of a day :-( Sorry

and because I don't like the whole doodle thing, I like the % 100 standard poodle. Some people that want a doodle, just dont know how perfect a 100% poodle is, without having to be mixed with any other breed.

So... when you said the labradoodle word, it got to me a bit... cause I was already all cranky here ...My bad hehehehehehe

At least I'm not cranky anymore laughing at myself..
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I misinterpreted your comment... I'm having a heck of a day :-( Sorry

and because I don't like the whole doodle thing, I like the % 100 standard poodle. Some people that want a doodle, just dont know how perfect a 100% poodle is, without having to be mixed with any other breed.

So... when you said the labradoodle word, it got to me a bit... cause I was already all cranky here ...My bad hehehehehehe

At least I'm not cranky anymore laughing at myself..
I didn't say it, but OK, hope your day improves.

I cant speak for fairie, but I don't think any offense was meant. Lou's "groom" looks so much like what people think a labradoodle should look like that you'll probably eventually get used to it- and I'm sure you'll have fun correcting everyone who guesses incorrectly!
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Oops, yup.. LOL .... Thanks!!

She can be a STANDARD POODLE ambassador! LOL... kinda like:
"you can have a poodle that looks however you want it to look, and still have the best dog ever!!"

Yes, people ask me if she is a goldendoodle a lot, and they also go crazy for her... saying she is the cutest dog they have ever seen... so I'm encouraging everyone I meet that wants a doodle to consider a standard poodle ;-)
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that's what i meant. if you go to a groomer and ask for a poodle face, you will get a clean face.
i was thinking if you said a labradoodle trim then you would get the fluffy face. i don't know what to say to a groomer about how to explain a fluffy face except that way.
i'm not a groomer though.
it's not controversial to have a fluffy poodle.
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It looks to me as if they are shaving too much in between her eyes....I don't go up into the stop much at all. Basically from inner eye corner to inner eye corner, then about 1\2" down the nose, or less. Ask them to use thinning shears rather than a clipper, it will give a more natural less "surprised" look. Tell them you don't want to see skin.

Also, ask for a bit of a visor....it frames the eyes, giving a soft girly look.

If you want her to look nice and feminine, I would let them go ahead and fluff her coat up really good and straight, scissor it all nice and round and cute, then when she gets home you can spritz her coat with water to bring the curl back. They aren't going to be able to groom her well without a good straight coat. Curls make for an uneven finish...poodle hair is different from curly human hair. If you scissor straightened poodle hair evenly, it will curl evenly.

I agree with whoever said to ask for a doodle type head....it sounds like that's what you want. Typically, we do a round cute style on most doodles unless it's requested otherwise.

Someone else suggested pictures, that's the best way to ask for what you want. Try to pick a picture of a dog that looks similar to Lou and is around the same age....I've had soo many people bring me a picture of a 2 mo puppy for their 5 yo dog. There isn't a way to make a 5 yo dog look like a puppy!! We can make them cute and there are things we can do to make them more "puppyish", but once puppyhood is gone, it's gone.

Have you seen any grooms recently on some poodles or doodles that you liked? If you do, go ahead and ask who did it. That will be a good way to find the best groomer.

And maybe, just maybe, try to convince your boyfriend (or husband...sorry I can't remember!) to try a clean face. It's much easier to maintain, is feminine, and you won't have any problem telling the groomer what you want. AND you won't have hardly any trouble with people knowing wether or not she is a poodle lol!!

I attached a photo of my Lhasa, you can kind of see what I'm talking about with the eye-corner thing. See how there is no skin, the short hair is blended in to the longer hair. Please don't pay attention to the head style...that was in my earlier years as a groomer. It's not very flattering for him lol!!
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As a groomer. A picky owner is good. Just don't be mad and belligerent if we get it wrong. Tell us what you may want different. Pictures are great to a point. But try to find one groomed. If its all curly. We can't always get it to look EXACTLY like that.


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I would spell it out for them. Tell them how you want each part. I would even go as far to point to the area on the dog while describing what you want done. If you tell them exactly what you want, they might take creative license.
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I would spell it out for them. Tell them how you want each part. I would even go as far to point to the area on the dog while describing what you want done. If you tell them exactly what you want, they might take creative license.
Ugh!!! Us groomers don't just do what we want on your dog. Unless you say 'do what you want' sometimes what you want done WE cant do!
Sorry as a groomer I'm just upset that people think we just do whatever we want.


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