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Old 03-14-2017, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey friends, I am looking for a few suggestions about coat change style options. I want to know what kinds of clips you kept your pups in when their coat was changing as you were growing it out for show (or to be long like that in general). A nice collection of pictures would be fun and helpful. Any suggestions, ideas and coping mechanisms are always appreciated as well! I need something to make the whole situation a bit easier to manage without resorting to cutting all of the hair short.

11 month old Puff Daddy has had the coat change for 4-5 weeks or so now. One day things were easy, and then one day they weren't and we never went back! The hair is getting REALLY thick and coarse these days. It's happening really fast, too.

I have been able to keep it from getting matted with daily brushing and combing, but it's a constant uphill battle with new knots all over the place every day. I figure not all of the hair on the body has to be so long, and the legs are the worst for knots! That's got me thinking about a modified continental, for example. But I'd like to see some different styles and pics to see if anything would work for us. Different ideas are welcome! I know a modified continental alone could take many forms, and I'd particularly like to see it on young dogs that don't have super long hair yet.

FYI to give you an idea of what we are starting with: Puff daddy did get his coat cut short 2 months ago due not getting groomed properly while we were on vacation. So it won't be until the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018 that he is show ready again. For now, the hair is 2- 4 inches long in different places. The legs, ears, topknot and tail are the longest. You can see the body is not really short (long enough to get knots!) but not as long as other puppies his age. It needs to grow. I attached 2 pics from this morning just to give a rough idea of what our model looks like. It's basically a European puppy cut that is too short on the body.

P.S. Any special tips for dealing with those dastardly and incessant tangles are also appreciated!
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Luckys haircut was kinda like this. He turns a year this month on 26th. His hair has been getting seriously matted so it is really short. It is soooo much easier to clean now when he rolls in mud. I do miss his shaggy coat bc he was fun to hug with a bit of shag


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Thank you for the picture! I hope it is helpful to some people to get a look at that one, it's a bit like a modified bikini/miami clip. I like the bikini a lot and might do it one day when Puffy has retired.

However, since I have to grow it out for show in Puffy's particular case, I can't really cut the whole body short. We have to grow out the neck and upper body, tail, topknot etc. so that he can go into a continental or scandinavian within the year. Know what I mean? Key parts need to grow, while a few spots can actually GO.

I want to cut short what I can, without straying too far from the mission of growing out his hair where it counts.

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What about a lion clip?


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I like that clip a lot! The lion is what we call a Scandinavian over here. I think that when Puffy is older I would like him to have something like this for show, because in the FCI it is allowed. In many ways, scandinavian/lion is a more mature version of what we call European puppy clip. I think it's very elegant looking once the dog has long hair in the right places, but not quite as eccentric as the continental; a bit more street friendly!

One thing about that cut is that the leg hair is very long, and that leg hair is just dastardly on Puffy right now! I think I would like to get rid of some of it some how. So I have been flirting with the notion of some sort of modified continental, but I have only found a handful of pictures. Sometimes I find it looks really bizarre :-) But maybe there is some sort of stylish version that I would like. I don't know! Just waiting for some inspiration.

Fortunately, I do have a great groomer who is also my mentor and a poodle specialist, so when the time comes I am sure that she will be able to get the best look out of my request. But what shall the request be?! I only wonder...
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I like that clip a lot! The lion is what we call a Scandinavian over here. I think that when Puffy is older I would like him to have something like this for show, because in the FCI it is allowed. In many ways, scandinavian/lion is a more mature version of what we call European puppy clip. I think it's very elegant looking once the dog has long hair in the right places, but not quite as eccentric as the continental; a bit more street friendly!

One thing about that cut is that the leg hair is very long, and that leg hair is just dastardly on Puffy right now! I think I would like to get rid of some of it some how. So I have been flirting with the notion of some sort of modified continental, but I have only found a handful of pictures. Sometimes I find it looks really bizarre :-) But maybe there is some sort of stylish version that I would like. I don't know! Just waiting for some inspiration.

Fortunately, I do have a great groomer who is also my mentor and a poodle specialist, so when the time comes I am sure that she will be able to get the best look out of my request. But what shall the request be?! I only wonder...
Yes, that is why I asked about it. Kalstone also shows and English Saddle version with shaved back end and upper legs w bracelets. It may be a bit too cool in Finland to have totally shaved but you could leave the back end velvety for warmth and still have the same effect. It's neat you have someone to turn too. Our groomers around here do a poor job on poodles. I don't think any truly love the breed. That makes a difference. Since I am not doing conformation on Percy I am doing a modified bikini on him. Hubby doesn't think he will like bracelets on a male dog. Our female always had the bikini cut. She looked fab.
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I believe that every male poodle is entitled to metro-sexual fashion sense. He will look great with bracelets, I bet! I love that picture of him. He reminds me a lot of Puffy (who loves to rock neon, pink, purple and big hair with pride!)
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I found this picture on the internet after a lot of searching.I love it!!

It is exactly what I had imagined in my head for Puffy while his coat changes, keeping in mind the fact that he does need to grow key parts of his hair out for the future shows. It's basically a short historically correct continental with no butt pom poms (I am missing this piece of vocabulary. Are you SURE this isn't the correct term? :-) Also, the fur is not shaved to the skin on the legs and butt, just clipped very short. Let's call it snappy casual!

I like it because it will allow me to cut some of the hair super short, while letting the parts that need to grow just grow. Also, I really like the particulars of this version. It's elegant! Very fashionable with a hint of street smart! The ever metro-sexual style loving Puff Daddy will be looking pretty fine like this I imagine, and we will both feel better with less long hair to drag that comb through in the months to come.

I am going to hold out a bit longer before taking him to the groomer for this look, but when I do I will post pics. Obviously it is still a long style with more than enough upkeep, but that is just how it has to be if he is going to go to shows eventually, and I am happy with this mix of long and short.

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I have my dog in a bikini cut and please be warned the nether region isn't covered up and you can see everything. We went to an art festival yesterday and people kept starring at him because he was a little overstimulated. One lady said that was a very excited dog even though he was just walking around at a super slow pace. Also short coat means more sensitive skin if you have another dog who plays rough with him, he could get scratched.


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