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Visit with the Breeder

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This weekend there is a show nearby and I plan to take Max so the breeder can see him. She misses him and wants to see how he's doing. I tried to warn her that he is not all foofed anymore and doesn't look like a show poodle. She asked me to at least shave his face so she can see it but I really don't want to. I personally don't care for the typical poodle cut. No offense to those that do but to each his own, right? I just know she is going to be so disappointed and critical.

I know, I shouldn't worry about it...
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I think if the breeder sees how happy and healthy Max is, then that will be enough! We took Marley to re-meet his breeder about a month ago and she seemed quite happy to see him. She only mentioned his cut when I brought it up first, because we were not happy with the cut he had gotten either.

I am not a fan of the typical poodle cut either. The only reason we get Marley's face cut so close (but not shaved) is that we don't want to impede his ability to track the ball through the air when we throw it. I throw too high, but he manages to see it anyway!
 

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If you just click on the thumbnail, then you will see the larger version.

Wow, his face was really shaved close. Yeah, we don't do that, we have it clipped close but not shaved (you can see in the pics I posted to the pics forum earlier today).

I find that a lot of people are confused about what poodles look like. If they don't have the little balls on the legs and whatnot (sorry, I don't know the technical terms), they are surprised that something that just looks like a dog is actually a poodle. But people who really know their poodles know what they are.
 

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Wow, that is out of line. If you're not showing the dog, then why should it matter? Don't all show dogs ultimately become "just pets" anyway? Some people really need to chill out. I think it's crazy to judge a dog by its haircut, but I guess I just don't understand the show world. (Again, my breeder didn't give me any grief about Marley's cut, even though she shows her poodles... I guess I shouldn't have assumed that all breeders would be that "open minded").
 
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