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Odd poodle question...

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NoTeaForMe Wed 28-Sep-16 22:52:33

If I had a miniature or toy poodle would I have to have them groomed/clipped in that traditional poodle look? Could we keep the first look over the second look?

tabulahrasa Wed 28-Sep-16 23:30:09

You can do what you want...

You'll need to do more grooming the longer you keep the coat, but you'd have to do a fair amount either way.

Floofy Thu 29-Sep-16 00:30:47

You can style them however you want! I keep my poodles hair quite long, in a puppy clip or teddy bear clip. So cute! They do need a lot of grooming, though, especially after muddy walks, trips to the beach etc. The tight curls trap everything and it matts quite easily. Mine get brushed every day, bathed once a week and a trip to the groomers every 8 weeks (to neaten up the crap job I do with the clippers!). Sometimes I do get fed up and shave them with a No 4 all over and it's so much easier but they are just much cuter with longer fluff. smile

Deadnettle Thu 29-Sep-16 10:25:09

You can do want you want to a poodle. I groom my miniature poodle myself and I do shave her face, because 1) it was always wet, 2) it smelt, 3) things got stuck in it, and 4) no one believe she was a poodle.

Compared to the other poodles I know, I keep mine quite long and to keep it under control I clip her coat every 3 or 4 weeks. I clip her face and sanitary areas every 2 ish weeks. I bath her every week or so and she is brushed every day.

The last photo is what she looks like now.

insan1tyscartching Fri 30-Sep-16 21:21:58

I dream of having a poodle and would have to have the top knot and tippy toes because that's part of the reason I like poodles. But I know quite a few that aren't clipped like that though and they still look lovely.

MadHattersWineParty Fri 30-Sep-16 21:26:51

Teddy bear clip smile

insan1tyscartching Fri 30-Sep-16 21:30:40

Aww so cute, all these photos are tugging on my poodle heartstrings.

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