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Old 12-22-2012, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am always trying to fine tune my grooming skills, while still keeping Weegee the way I like him to look. There is one big problem I consistently have had since I got him as a puppy; the hair between his eyes. A long time ago, I asked on here, if it should be cut, or be left. I was told to leave it. I left it, but it never got very long. It flops down onto his nose a lot and looks rather stupid, not to mention can get in his eyes a bit too. Some pictures are included below to help illustrate what I am talking about. I have no clue how to fix this. Should I cut more? Leave it? Is it floppy because he still has a puppy coat (can't make up my mind if he is in coat change)?





Excuse the fact that he looks ungroomed in both pictures and a bit evil in the second picture. I honestly did brush him about 2 hours before these pictures. He looks great for a bit and then the hair goes crazy again. Also, I woke him up to take the pictures so he was mad to say the least.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I always clip a little inverted V between the eyes - I know it is considered old fashioned by some, but I like the way it lengthens the muzzle and gives expression to the face.
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I am very interested in this post. Could someone post closeups of their grooming skills regarding the eye area. I'm not sure how I should be shaving this area.
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As fjm said, clip a small inverted "v" in between the eyes...so from inner eye corner to inner eye corner and then make a small "v" in between those two points. You definitely don't want to clear out the stop, that will give him a very surprised look. I'll try to find some pics of my poodles, I'm sure one or two show what I'm talking about.
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I always believed that if u have a choice between short hair or long hair . . . and either is correct . . . go for the easiest to maintain! lol

Tonka has two cowlicks. They both curl down fully by a week after a grooming . . . one over each eye. I just trim them off with the shears.
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This is not a very good photo ... but this seems too wide then?
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Maybe not too wide...but too high for my preferences. I think that the best expression is achieved when the inverted V does not go any higher than the eye.

I drew in the way I personally would shave the face.
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This is not a very good photo ... but this seems too wide then?
It's a little too far up...just make a small v.
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OK I found some good photos...this is more straight across (I was being cautious since it takes forever to grow out mistakes!) then "v'd" but you get the idea.
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Found one more...
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