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Old 06-17-2017, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 7 month old coat questions!

Molly is seven months old, and our first poodle. She is not going to be shown, so we are just looking to give her cute, easy and comfortable clips. My husband has watched many, many YouTube videos and read all he can find, and he is the principal groomer - I just hold the appropriate end up!

So, I'm wondering how we are doing! We are keeping her fur about one inch long or less on her body, and most of that hair is curly and soft. Bracelets (I think they look like leg warmers, but I dare not say that to DH!) on her legs, and long hair on her ears and a top knot. Not sure if we are supposed to be blow drying her top knot or not.

I have read about coat change, and I assume we are yet to see it at her age? Will keeping her body coat clipped this length make the tangles and mats easier to deal with once the change starts?

Turns out there is a steep learning curve to owning a poodle! LOL!

Any and all advice is gratefully welcomed! This photo is from today after her grooming and clip.

Carol Ann.

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Old 06-17-2017, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you keep the coat to this current length and groom her every 4-6 weeks you probably won't notice much in the way of coat change matting. Maybe ears,tail, bracelets a little bit, but not much.
And yes you can blowdry the top knot
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We have been grooming her every week, plus combing out her bracelets and ears and top knot every day.
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I think she looks very good for a new self-taught groomer. Your husband really has talent ! His probation is over now and he gets to keep the job, lol !
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Yes, keep that groomer happy! You are saving lots of money and she looks plenty poodley. We had no mat issues during coat change with a similar groom.
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Molly is a cutie, and a lucky girl to have such a dedicated family. I love that your husband does the grooming, keep that man happy! You will be able to manage coat change easily at this length, and especially if you brush daily. I brush my girls everyday even in their short summer clip, mainly because they enjoy it so much.
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What a beautiful poodle. That's a very nice clip.
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What a beautiful poodle. That's a very nice clip.
Thank you! So is your boy! I see our pups are the exact same age!
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Very nice job on grooming Molly, particularly for first-time poodle owners who are self teaching! And bravo on DH clipping

We are on the same journey, though our girl looks no where as nice as your Molly - ah-oooops! I've been clipping Rocky (our other dog) for 7.5 years now, but DH with no experience and no education (books, youtube) of clipping dogs prior to Shae (puppy) decided he is better at clipping her, so I've been demoted to handling duty. It's nice to finally have someone interested in helping to groom, so I'm not complaining. Just so funny, how he's taken charge. Shae likes him better anyway - lol.
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The longer you keep the coat, the more likely you'll noticed issues with matting through the coat change. I kept Dublin in a longer coat (about an inch on the body and just trimming the legs/topknot - modified german trim) up until he turned about 8 months old. He never seemed to get matted and was so easy to brush out!

Then i just started noticing more and more knots in his legs (and not the ones that where easy to brush out!) They seemingly popped up overnight!
Brushing became not so much fun for him so i decided to take him shorter.

He is now half an inch all around, except for his bell bottoms and topknot. He actually looks a lot like your girl! It took a bit to get used to him so short, he looks so slim! His topknot doesn't get trimmed much at all, i'm letting it grow just to see what it looks like. Eventually i'll probably trim it up nice and tight but for now he lets me brush it daily and i keep the front part of it banded so he can see!

As long as you keep it short and/or keep up on the brushing, you won't have problems with knotting! The biggest parts if you keep that length/style will be her bracelets and ears!

You're right - there is a steep learning curve with Poodles. You would think people would see that coat and think "high maintenance" but nope - i groom a few of them and most people tell me "i never realized it would be that much work". Like, really?

She looks great - practice makes perfect, and i like to remind people that if you ever mess up.... hair grows back! One of the reasons i got a Poodle was because of how versatile they are (both the dogs themselves and their coats). And mine is white for creative grooming purposes (once i figure out the right dye to use so he isn't stuck the same color for months!)
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