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I've wanted to try an all-over simple short cut for a while but couldn't bring myself to do so. But I've finally done it and I do really like it! I had to let Misha's paws and face grow out for a month. I can't stand beards but this kind of plush look is quite nice. I might try sculpting it so it looks more terrier-esque. One reason I've been wanting to do this cut just to have photos of it to show people how poodles can be super versatile in how you groom them.

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He looks fantastic! Can’t decide what’s my favourite part, but I think maybe the paws.
Thank you! I do love the way the paws look, but they are sooo much more messy this way. I have finally confirmed to myself that yes, clean feet are CLEAN!. These fluffy paws keep getting all sorts of sticky substances and burrs caught on them. Granted, it does take a lot more time to keep them shaved. So there is a tradeoff. While I'm super busy, I'll let him keep his fluffy round feet. I can't make any promises once I have more free time though lol.
 

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Thank you! I do love the way the paws look, but they are sooo much more messy this way. I have finally confirmed to myself that yes, clean feet are CLEAN!. These fluffy paws keep getting all sorts of sticky substances and burrs caught on them. Granted, it does take a lot more time to keep them shaved. So there is a tradeoff. While I'm super busy, I'll let him keep his fluffy round feet. I can't make any promises once I have more free time though lol.
Ha! It’s easy to enjoy Misha’s beautiful styles when I don’t have to maintain them myself. Our trainer very tactfully commented on Peggy’s current look today: “Well..... At least she’s not matted.”
 

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Ha! It’s easy to enjoy Misha’s beautiful styles when I don’t have to maintain them myself. Our trainer very tactfully commented on Peggy’s current look today: “Well..... At least she’s not matted.”
Hahaha! But it's true! Any clean poodle without matting is a happy dog. And you are making great strides with the grooming! I groomed a friend's elderly maltese a bit ago and was reminded how hard it is to work on a new breed.
 

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Misha looks amazing!! I didn't think he could get any cuter. It will be a very long time before I get another Poodle, but I will also love their coats and how you can trim it. Do you want Misha to look kind of like an Airedale Terrier?
 

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Misha is looking good. I love the cleanness of these lines, lets me admire his build. You are an intrepid groomer, doing what works for you and Misha even when your fan base is surprised. I remember once telling someone who had reservations about maintaining poodle hair that it is relatively simple to run a clipper over a poodle once every month or two for a retriever clip. Well, I no longer think it is quite that simple, lol.

You and I are on the same schedule lately with grooming. I took a bunch of hair off Violet due to my mom needing so much care. She has been in a Miami with leg warmer-style bracelets, top knot taken down to long ears with fluff on top. She looks girly, but so much less hair. This week when I redid her I began her first donut mustache. I love clean faces, but I did promise my husband that I would at least try a fluffy face.
(I still struggle to get decent stacked photos of her, but the first photo is after the first trim down, the second shows 4 weeks growth of a fluff face).
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I've wanted to try an all-over simple short cut for a while but couldn't bring myself to do so. But I've finally done it and I do really like it! I had to let Misha's paws and face grow out for a month. I can't stand beards but this kind of plush look is quite nice. I might try sculpting it so it looks more terrier-esque. One reason I've been wanting to do this cut just to have photos of it to show people how poodles can be super versatile in how you groom them.

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I love this look. May have to ry this one. Since grooming myself I've learned I'm not that good at it, especially the paws. While I prefer clean feet I can't perfect them, there are always little pieces around his toes that I simply have trouble getting and I'm very apprehensive doing in-between his toes and pads, so there is always a little something poking out and I don't like that look. Leaving a little growth seems like a good fit.. Right now Renns top knot is way to long as well as his ears. May I ask what size blade you are using over all?
 

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I've wanted to try an all-over simple short cut for a while but couldn't bring myself to do so. But I've finally done it and I do really like it! I had to let Misha's paws and face grow out for a month. I can't stand beards but this kind of plush look is quite nice. I might try sculpting it so it looks more terrier-esque. One reason I've been wanting to do this cut just to have photos of it to show people how poodles can be super versatile in how you groom them.

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I really like this style!
 

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I love this look, he looks elegant. I‘m surprised how much I like the longer fur on his face.

Do you think you will get questions about what kind of dog he is?
 

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I love the cut! It’s nice and clean and can see his beautiful eyes. And I really admire anyone who grooms their own dog. I bathe my 5 year old toy and have shaved his face but I don’t think I could ever groom Winston (5 month old spoo). I’ve only ever bathed him and managed to trim his nails. Maybe after a few expensive trips to the groomer, I’ll change my mind!

Love the palm trees in background too! Very envious as I am looking out my back patio doors to snow.
 

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I've wanted to try an all-over simple short cut for a while but couldn't bring myself to do so. But I've finally done it and I do really like it! I had to let Misha's paws and face grow out for a month. I can't stand beards but this kind of plush look is quite nice. I might try sculpting it so it looks more terrier-esque. One reason I've been wanting to do this cut just to have photos of it to show people how poodles can be super versatile in how you groom them.
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He’s such a beautiful boy, I think he looks wonderful—that’s going to be so much easier to maintain...until you decide to let him grow out for a different look! 😉
 

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I love Misha’s new look ! He is such a good representative of the breed and has such a nice body I think he would look good naked...
 

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What size blade did you use? Did you do the legs with the same blade or different? Or is the whole body with the same blade?
 

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He looks very handsome! I really like this streamlined look. I think it's what I will aim for with Oona this summer (with much lower expectations for how close I can get to this, lol). Though I agree about the fluffy feet. Now that we are into mud season and her feet are getting shaggy, I might trim them clean again to see how much it helps. So maybe this look but clean up feet and maybe face a little more often.
 

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How handsome is he!!! 💙
This was our old spoo's normal look with just a little longer on top. I loved how easy it was to maintain and keep brushed. Now that I'm keeping Winnie's feet clean I may never let them grow out but this will probably be her most common trim also. Misha is a gorgeous dog and a wonderful example of a poodle.
 
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