I consider it a mark of a good breeder. How do you feel? Im maybe a snob (ok so i am!), but when i see an unshaved new puppy face i automaticlly assume that the breeder wasnt that good. I think all poodle puppies should have this started young, and a breeder who doesnt shave doesnt want to take the time to do it. Therefore, what else arnt they doing, what other handling lessons has the puppy not had, etc?