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Old 12-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fluffy or Miami please help me decide

I've been growing out Bella's (toy) for months. She turns two in March and still has fine hair - similar in ways to puppy fluff. We were trying for a Scandinavian but she's not filling in like I'd prefer....

It's cold already in Iowa but she doesn't go outside much in the winter and has sweaters for when she does so... please take a look at the following pictures and help me decide - keep growing out the fluff or trim to a Miami?

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Picture of modified Miami from early this summer -

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I like the fluff. :-)


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LOL! Fluff of course!........It took me months just to decide to let Molly have her face clipped and she still hasn't lost the fluffy puppy suit! I guess I'm a little biased huh? But now I can use the excuse that "it's winter, she'll get cold!" ........
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I myself prefer the fluff, but experience has shown me with my daughter's shih tzu that sweaters really matt soft, fluffy hair badly. Depending on just how cold (and wet) your area gets, you may want to consider the Miami and let her grow out come spring.

The fluffy coats are gorgeous, but they can be hard to maintain in unpleasant weather.

She's adorable in both styles anyway.
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I like fluff but I don't think the Scandinavian will work. She has coat similar to Eve and I couldn't get the rear legs as full. She looked great I a continental tho


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I like the fluff too. Im told enjoy the puppy hair while you can.
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fluff, fluff, fluff, fluff!
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I say keep the fluff a little while longer. Enjoy the puppyish coat while she has it! Could you take the top of the butt part of the scandi a little tighter, to maybe give her the appearance of more leg hair? What are you disliking about the cut? I just put my puppy into this cut a couple weeks ago at a grooming seminar I went to, I learned so much about it that I wouldn't have been able to see on my own lol
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How about trimming the fluff to a lamb clip for winter? From there, it's easy to transition to a Miami for the summer. That's what we do with Beau. I think it's the best of both worlds.
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