I have owned poodles for 28 years and am currently having a health problem with my 10 year old apricot miniature spayed female that I cannot seem to find the answer to. I found this board and since you all are owners of poodles, I thought you might be able to help. Last March, Lucy was groomed and clipped very close. She developed a rash on her back about the size of a half dollar. There is a papilloma (very common to poodles) in this area. Lucy, of course, licked all the hair off this area and it has still not grown completely back in. I let her coat grow out quite long before having her groomed again. The groomer told me 3 weeks ago she would have to clip her close again because of the mats in her coat. Now she has an even larger area including 2 papillomas on her back that she is continually biting at. I have taken her to 3 vets, had skin scrapings (negative for everything), and also a skin biopsy (negative for everything except hair follicle damage). I use an Elizabethan collar on Lucy when I am not with her and also had a jump suit custom made for her (which she bites right through). I'm at the end of my tether. Her hair growth is very slight and discolored from saliva. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? Thank you so much. I am not even sure I should post such a complex health question here.