What am I doing wrong with the hair between his eyes?
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.
Dakota: GSD/Lab 9 years old
Ditto: GSD 5 years old
Daisy: Alaskan Husky 4 years old
Weegee:Toy Poodle 2 year old
Names of dogs: Baloo, Pepper, Dusty, Sammie, Trevvor, Raven
Poodle Type: Miniature, Toy
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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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