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I am VERY new to poodles, and I am trying to figure out the terminology and jargon :)

What is it called when you don't shave a poodle's face and they're allowed to look like I guess labXpoodle cut would be, kind of long and shaggy but still looks groomed.
Can I post googled pictures to show an example?
 

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Haha Yes, but most teddybear cuts I've looked at have a cleanly shaven face.
I've never seen a so called teddy bear cut with a shaved face, how odd??

However, there are a ton of different styles for full face, I like them and have several that get "teddy bears" I tend to do more of a bichon type head myself unless the owner asks for something different.
 

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Emily... your photo link somewhat looks like my little Snoopers....
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I usually ask for a "Teddy Bear" face/cut.. only once have they truly fu**ed up... Your idea of "teddy bear" cut and the groomers idea of "teddy bear" cut can differ greatly.

If you are going to the groomers, bring photos! That's your best bet so you don't find yourself screwed in the end. There, you can explain what you are after as well, and they can offer you some terminology. :)
 

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its not a bad cut for a poodle but to be honest that dog just looks like he has never been groomed when you take your dog to a groomer they have to brush a poodle coat straight to get the shape and then the coat will go curly again a week or so later.

just take the picture along and say you want simular to that trim but dont expect your dog to come out curly tho.
 

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its not a bad cut for a poodle but to be honest that dog just looks like he has never been groomed when you take your dog to a groomer they have to brush a poodle coat straight to get the shape and then the coat will go curly again a week or so later.

just take the picture along and say you want simular to that trim but dont expect your dog to come out curly tho.

NPM is right - Snoops is always slicked down after the groomers but if I leave him for a few days, his hair curls again.
However, I disagree that poodles don't look groomed with this cut... if you keep it right, keep the eyes trimmed, etc... it looks very tidy and adorable!
 

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I've been told that poodles just seem happier with their faces shaved. My friend told me that if she lets her poodles faces grow in (like in the pic - which is really cute btw) her dogs will rub their faces on the couch, the wall the floor... anything to try and clean the fur off their faces... it's just how they are.. .they like their faces free of fur and "clean". Has anyone else had this experience?
 

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Hahaha... This is a very typical poodle thing. I don't think it has anything to do with the type of cut though (unless the hair is in their eyes). A poodle will get used to a particular style and feels 'out of sorts' when it is too different. For instance, Snoops gets embarrassed if his face fur is trimmed.

My little one would always get lots of attention after grooming, so she learned that being a pretty girl meant lots of affection. A lot of poodles will also do the zoomies after a bath! Oh, it feels so good! Some poodles like WonderPup's Jazz enjoy getting dyed. That means lots of extra attention and usually a trip to visit the retirement center. Some of it is definitely how we react to them, but you will see that the dog has their own sense of style too.
 

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Yes, I agree with BFF... I don't think it's because of the cut they rub their faces. Ponki's face is kept shaven and she rubs her face over everything!

I prefer the shaven face, just cause food gets stuck in the hair around the mouth and I hate cleaning her mouth after I fed her (since I'm feeding raw it's pretty gross)
 

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I agree, I love the shaved face cause it's so clean and tidy! No food water (bacteria) getting trapped in there! and so kissable!
Plus, I LOVE the look of it! It's a poodle after all!
 

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I prefer a nice clean shaved face too. I think that it makes the poodle look so unique. If it isn't shaved it looks very similar to the other long haired breeds.

Not that unshaven faces aren't cute I just prefer shaved.

Though the food getting stuck is another reason why I would keep my poodle's face shaved.
 

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I, too, am a fan of the shaven face. I don't like the food getting caught in the hair and having to clean up after every meal to prevent odor and bacteria. I love to kiss my poodles on the nose!
 
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