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Hi, I am new to poodles so please bear with me. Chloe is 5 months and I was thinking of getting her clipped.
A groomer I called said she does a puppy cut on poodle puppies, 1/2" body & shaved face,base of tail and feet, does that sound right? What clip would you do?

Please excuse the choppiness around her face, I get snap happy with my scissors. The groomer will fix that:)
 

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Hi, I am new to poodles so please bear with me. Chloe is 5 months and I was thinking of getting her clipped.
A groomer I called said she does a puppy cut on poodle puppies, 1/2" body & shaved face,base of tail and feet, does that sound right? What clip would you do?

Please excuse the choppiness around her face, I get snap happy with my scissors. The groomer will fix that:)
Aww he is really cute!! Well the teddy bear clip would keep more on his face but the puppy clip is cute too, I love a short trimmed face.
 

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Chloe is cute. I have attached a few photos of different clips my guys are in, but the Teddy bear is a good transitional clip. It gets them tidied up and a lot of the coat off, but they still look like puppies.
 

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She's so cute in that teddy bear look, I'd personally stick with that. If you want the poodle look, lamb is really cute since she's got a lot of hair. 1/2" is pretty short on the body considering how much hair she's got now. At least with a lamb trim her legs will be left longer and her body will blend into that.
 

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Thanks everyone. I wasn't sure about the puppy clip. Thought it might throw me in to shock, going from poofy to very little hair. Spring is coming so I know I will have to have her clipped. We spend much of the summer at the lake and with that fur coat, she would be hot! I hate to let go of her puppy fluff, but her coat is getting really curly/wavy near the skin. I asked the groomer about doing a 1" puppy clip but she said no it would be 1/2", so I guess she was set on that.
I may check with another groomer and ask about a teddy bear clip.
 

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I would look into other groomer's, I would be miffed if I were told what length my dog had to be. I agree w/ Kpoos, Chloe wears the teddybear look so well. She's adorable!
 

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Hi, I am new to poodles so please bear with me. Chloe is 5 months and I was thinking of getting her clipped.
A groomer I called said she does a puppy cut on poodle puppies, 1/2" body & shaved face,base of tail and feet, does that sound right? What clip would you do?

Please excuse the choppiness around her face, I get snap happy with my scissors. The groomer will fix that:)
He is a DOLL! I sware for all that hair he has to be one of the cutest dogs.......I have came back twice to look at him:)
 

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Sounds like the cut Bella gets. I like it b/c I prefer a shaved face. It's probably what we'll always keep her in. Though I can't swear by the length, I'm pretty sure the top and back of her head are longer than that. As is her tail.
 

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I would look into other groomer's, I would be miffed if I were told what length my dog had to be. I agree w/ Kpoos, Chloe wears the teddybear look so well. She's adorable!
I think this is good advice, shop around. If someone won't give you what you want why pay for their service? I mean you are paying HER right so isn't it what the customer wants?:eek:hwell:
 

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I would lay odds that the reason the groomer is insisting on 1/2" cut is that she wants to use a #4 blade on the dog and not use a clipper comb attachment. It's probably faster/easier for her to use a blade only. Smacks of laziness to me.
 

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Oh what an adorable little girl Chloe is!! I love her face! Here is my guy in the puppy clip...

The first one was taken before I got him. His hair was about 3 inches long!!

The second one was after I clipped his ears and his top knot.

The third one was after I totally clipped him. His hair is about an inch long in these photos, except for his face, ears, feet or top knot :)
 

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I would lay odds that the reason the groomer is insisting on 1/2" cut is that she wants to use a #4 blade on the dog and not use a clipper comb attachment. It's probably faster/easier for her to use a blade only. Smacks of laziness to me.
That or she wants to rush through something so she can rush through the next dog and make more money. I just don't like people that won't do what you ask them to do. No reason not to do what the customer wants if they will pay a tad more for the time it takes. I mean as a dog groomer, if you deal with poodles, there are so many clips out there for poodles you need to learn them in order to gain a solid good reputation.
 

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Yeah, I'd say she doesn't have snap on combs, and only has the the 3 or 5/8" blades or something (and can't scissor?) I'd be calling around other places cos for sure you want a groomer who can work with you for a puppy trim; I hate shaving down puppy fuzz unless that's what the owner wants, or it's matted. If it's knot free and the owner wants them looking cute, an inch is a nice length to trim them back to without loosing the puppy look!
 

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He is a DOLL! I sware for all that hair he has to be one of the cutest dogs.......I have came back twice to look at him:)
Ha ha, I come back just to look at her again too; she really is sooo cute! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's weird that the groomer is insisting on 1/2".
 

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Thanks for all the info. I love this board! I think I will enjoy her puppy fluff for a while longer. I do have a bad habit of whacking away with the scissors, but I will try to control myself. I agree, she is a cutie:), and she knows it. She goes everywhere with me. I get alot of "she doesn't look like a poodle". I just say well, she looks like a poodle puppy. Thanks so much everyone for all your help.

BTW: Since I have a while with the fluff, I am taking my time and finding the right groomer.
 

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I agree - shop around. I have groomed for many years and if my client said that I want my dog 1 inch all over - unless there is a problem with the coat - you do it. If your babies coat is to soft and not going to do well at 1 inch she should have told you that. 1/2 inch is rather short and of course the easy way out. Its hard to blend in a puppies leg - but if that is what you want - you get it. By the way -- your baby is sooooooo cute. God Bless :)
 

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I'd say get a picture you like and have them go by that. I agree 1/2 is to short and a quick groom and out the door!
 

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Super cute little poodle puppy Becky! How long have you had her?
I used to take my poodle to the groomers and I guess they were kind of pushy about what was "easiest" for them. Stick to your guns, after all- like others said, the customer is always right!

My little guy had a lot of poof on him when he was a pup, I soo miss the puppy fur!
(Here's a picture of Ocsi when he was 3 months old- his breeder clipped him in this picture, I had only had him a day or so when this picture was taken.)
 

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