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how much groming does this require

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Ok, newbie to spoo's here. I've been researching for a long time looking for the kind of dog we would like to adopt and have become in love with the standard poodle breed.

I keep reading on different sites conflicting info on how much upkeep a poodle's coat requires. I'm guessing this is because the amount of different styles? If you want the hair to pe poof like a cotton ball or to stay looking curly?

This is how I would like to keep my spoo hair (if I am lucky enough to get one!!)
http://parispoodles.com/sitebuilder/images/Rundle_hiking-454x336.jpg


Can you guys help me out and let me know what sort of maintenance this would require? Daily brushing? weekly washing? monthly cutting??? Do you have to brush them daily if you don't want their hair to do the poof? Or is it just a different type of brush you use??

Thanks so much! I really want to learn all this prior to making the decision of what type of breed we want to go with! After all we'll be together for years to come :)
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well most dogs it would be ideal to brush every day..

I am no expert but that looks like a low mantanence poodle cut, my cousins poodle cassey is cut like that I think they take her for a hair cut every 6 weeks but I'm sure you could learn to do it your self.

Bathing.. bathe when ever they get pretty dirty or smelly, otherwise my aunt bathes Cassey once a week but I'm sure you could go longer.

Brushing Im pretty sure you need to brush every day or they mat up, What my aunt uses on Cassie is a slicker brush, a wide tooth comb, a dematting comb, and since they go for hikes alot she hhs a flea comb too to check for the little buggers but I think you can skip on that if fleas arnt common in your area.

But I would really wait to get some advice from the others on here, my experience is with bordercollies but this year Im getting a poodle. Id also ask a breeder about what they use.

That poodle in the picture is a Red poodle by the way, incase you are wondering what that color is. Before you get a poodle you should reaaaaaaaaalllly look into colors and see if your breeders pups have a fading gene... pup color is not always the same color after 1 year.

Not all reds are red. reds come from reds otherwise they could be apricot.
Brown pups could fade to a silverish carmel color
Black pups can be Silver, Blue,
so you need to make sure you know what your getting, some breeders sell by what color the pup is and you get something else later in the long run.
Like people all poodles fade in color, but there is a differnce between age fading and fading at 1 year...
Just warning you cuz Cassie was bought as a super dark brown and she is one year old now and has silver hairs popping up everywhere and looks like an older dog..

Others on here could probably point you out to a good breeder for what ever color u choose.
 

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Her tail is undocked
N the faded pic is at our lake house, my house isnt full of chicken silverware :O
The only time grooming gets pretty hard is when she goes for a swim.. But shes really tame I can brush her, get the gooey crap out of her eyes and clip her nails and she just sits there and frowns lol.
 

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Ill tell my aunt that, she usually just takes a gauze pad with a lil warm water and takes them out, idk what direction she wipes but I would assume it would be away since the other way would force the eye boogies back into the eye wouldnt it?
 
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