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Old 01-02-2013, 08:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gibby is 13 weeks young....and I have never owned a poodle before but curious on what most do for cuts etc at this stage? He is pet only. I dislike the tear stains very much - what do I do for that?
Should mention - we are currently nursing a broken left back leg - so that is shaved down under the splint. :(


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You should just browse through at all the different clips you can find on the net, and choose one you like. Happy shopping!
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Welcome to you and that sweet little MAN, Thats the wonderful thing about a poodle, you can get them cut anyway you like , then if you dont like it . you can change it up the next time.Your groomer might have a book of hair cuts to show you, ( ask them ) there is a puppy cut, lamb cut, cleen face, cleen feet, so on. Whatever you get, I allways start simple, (puppy cut ) because, mine are not for show, there just at home lovies, and I want them to like going to there groomer, so i keep it simple. So very sorry, about his little broken leg, hope all is going well with him now. He has such a sweet little face. There are a lot of groomers on this forum, that can help you, very nice people, all of them. Wish some of them were up here in Denver, we have many of them here, not many that are good at what they do, the good ones are booked up for 5 to 6, mon.in advance. Anyway, welcome, and good luck with Gibby.
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What I recommend for my new to poodles clients is to keep the face feet and sanitary shaved (every 4-6weeks) and not clip the coat at all for the first five months (with the owner brushing at home) , that way your pup gets used to being groomed regularly, which is VERY important, and you get some idea of whether you'll want to maintain a longer clip or are more suited to a simple shave off.
For my own dogs I love long hair so I keep them in full coat until 8 or 9 months.
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i've got tricky booked in next week for her first cut, and after a chat with the groomer we are having her face and feet shaved, with a light trim over her body
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I have 2 toys and I change their looks every 8 weeks. Well the groomer changes their looks. Their hair grows like weed so if you don't like you can have it changed again for the next groom. So far I haven't had them in the same cut yet. It is easier to have a shorter cut during their coat change cuz it tends to Matt up easily even if I brush them every day. I say keep the puppy cut for now and enjoy the puppy look.
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I dislike the tear stains very much - what do I do for that?
Does the tear smell? My Miu Miu use to have bad smelly tear stains. I didnt want to give her Angel Eyes because its an antibotic. I started both my toys on apple cider vinegar. 1 tablespoonful mixed with 1 gallon of water purified water(don't give tap water). They've been drinking that since they were puppies. After 1 week Miu Miu's tears didn't smell anymore and I trimmed off the stained hair. So much better now. She still tears but not as much and it doesn't smell. Just a little bit of tear stains at the inner corner of her eyes. I heard the apple cider vinegar is good for them so I've been giving it to them still.
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For tear stains, what do you feed? Food can really influence the level of staining you see.

Once stained, you won't get rid of the stain. Best thing to do is shave off the hair and start again. Keeping the hair on the face short will make it less noticeable. Keeping the eyes clean and free of hair will keep the eyes from tearing.

If you think you would ever like to do clean face/feet at any point in the dogs life (and you probably will), I'd recommend having that done asap and have it done regularly. It's hard to get them to accept it without a fight when they are older and have never had it done.
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For tear stains, what do you feed? Food can really influence the level of staining you see.

Once stained, you won't get rid of the stain. Best thing to do is shave off the hair and start again. Keeping the hair on the face short will make it less noticeable. Keeping the eyes clean and free of hair will keep the eyes from tearing.

If you think you would ever like to do clean face/feet at any point in the dogs life (and you probably will), I'd recommend having that done asap and have it done regularly. It's hard to get them to accept it without a fight when they are older and have never had it done.
What do you suggest to Fred them to help with staining. I am having that problem with my 1 yr old spoo. I have never had it with any other. I feed them a limited diet duck food and have been thinking about switching.


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Sorry for the typo I mean "feed" not fred


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