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We got our first standard several months ago. She is a 2 year old cream coloured wonderful friend and our older Border Collie (10) has accepted her as a playmate.:) I look forward to learning more about the care of this curly coat, very different for a "collie" person.
 

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Congratulations on your new family member! I'm sure your Border Collie appreciates having a new pack member, too! I'm sure you know that you have the #1 and #2 smartest breeds!!! Lucky you! :)

We love pictures, too (hint, hint!!) :lol:
 

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Thanks for the welcome. One of my main reasons for looking for a poodle was brains. I knew that Keelyn (Border Collie) would appreciate any other dog who was just a smart as she is and that's why Ginger (Standard Poodle) is the right match. My big learning curve is going to be grooming, while Keelyn gets groomed it's a whole different world with Ginger so I've posted on the Grooming forum and hope for some help.
 

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Aussie owner here- who added an adult standard a few weeks ago. YUP the grooming is different- but on a short clip not that hard- slicker brush and my comb- i did bernie yesterday after about 3 days of not (though checking him daily) and took me maybe 3 minutes to run over with teh slicker and used the comb on the elbows- behind the ears etc to get them good.

the Aussies? Well the slicker barely touches her- i have to comb or rake her- and god love blowing coat season *L*

So don't stress over the grooming- keep her pretty clean- give her a quick run over every day or two- and to keep life easier- keep the coat short. which means you MAY want to learn how to clip- or get to know your groomer really well :p and well those silly continental cuts shave 1/2 the dog down close- thats a lot less dog to groom (seriously i am contemplating it for summer!)

so i second- go to the grooming forum- browse- i spent a efw hours my first week here browsing the posts and getting 'up to speed' in what was available for clips
 

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Welcome and congratulations on a great choice!

Congratulations! It always amazes me how 'deep' this breed is . . . they have very complex personalities and mannerisms that are unique to jus them . . . amazing stuff.

...know that you have the #1 and #2 smartest breeds!!! Lucky you!
Yup . . . just wait until they start to plot the overthrow of governments, foment civil unrest and start surfing the web!

Mark, Jamie and The Poodle Gangsters!:)
 

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Congratulations! It always amazes me how 'deep' this breed is . . . they have very complex personalities and mannerisms that are unique to jus them . . . amazing stuff.



Yup . . . just wait until they start to plot the overthrow of governments, foment civil unrest and start surfing the web!

Mark, Jamie and The Poodle Gangsters!:)
And they may just do a better job of it than we do!! LOL

Welcome to the forum and I am sure you will get a lot of good help on the grooming thread to help you out.
 
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