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Today Marley will be taken from day care to the grooming place at 12:30 PM. I will call and make the obligatory "Don't give my Doodle a Poodle cut!!!" He needs a trimming bad, I just don't want him going in as Marley and coming looking like Fifi!!! Hopefully the will adhere to my requests.

Before Closeups!!! After to follow later tonight!!


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I bet he will turn out very handsome. My vet did a poodle cut on Chloe but it was somewhat necessary due to her skin problems. I can't wait for it to grow back out!
 

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Oooh I can't wait to see how Marley turns out... It will give me an idea of what Sandy could look like when he finally makes it to a professional groomer! All haircuts have been done by me so far, so I can't wait to see!
 

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I have often thought about grooming a little myself, to strech the time between gooming visits. I am just too hesitant to do so. Do you cut all over? or just around the face? I have trimmed around his eyes so he can see clearly, but that is about it.
 

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I have often thought about grooming a little myself, to strech the time between gooming visits. I am just too hesitant to do so. Do you cut all over? or just around the face? I have trimmed around his eyes so he can see clearly, but that is about it.
I so wish we had started doing our own grooming with Dex when he was younger...he winds up having to get groomed so often (~every 10 weeks) because he matts easily and it's so expensive. But he will not sit still for us!

Kirby on the other hand let my husband do a scissor cut over his entire body (over 2-3 days)...he's due for a trim - we wonder if he can see where he's going :D
 

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Does Kirby mat?

Tanner gets a grooming tomorrow also. Let's hope Marley and Tanner still resemble doodles after their haircuts. :wink: :wink:
 

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Don't forget to post pictures! Maybe I can get some inspiration for Tyke's next 'do! When we took Tyke to get groomed, my mother wanted her to look like a "little Airedale" for some reason. The poor groomer did exactly what my mom told her to do. Tyke was still cute, but she only shaved the top part of her nose (I didn't want ANY of it shaved), so that she looked a lot like a baboon at certain angles! :? I love the shaggy look, but Tyke won't sit still long enough for a good grooming. I've heard of something called a "teddy bear cut", but I've never seen a picture of it. Tyke did look like a little bear before her cut - I'd like something like that again.
 

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Hey -- we are noobs, just learning about labradoodles and wondering about how often do most doodles need to go in for grooming?

We are talking to breeders now and want to be armed with as much information as possible!

Thanks!
 

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Wondering about frequency ...

Hey -- we are noobs, just learning about labradoodles and wondering about how often do most doodles need to go in for grooming?

We are talking to breeders now and want to be armed with as much information as possible!

Thanks!
 

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I have been taking Tyke in about once a month, but mainly just for a good bath, nail trimming and to get her ears cleaned out well. I can and do bathe her at home sometimes, but she doesn't like the blow dryer, even on cool and low. Somehow Delores at the Dog House can make her stand still for her! She always looks fluffier when she comes back from the groomer. I also get her to get the hair out of Tyke's ears (I just can't bring myself to pull that!) :shock: As far as maintaining a cut, Tyke's groomer says usually about once every three months should do it.
 

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Tanner is a f1b and he has a more poodle coat, expecially around his neck as you can see in his picture.

I had a problem with mats last year and finding the right grooming schedule.
I have a very good groomer and she bathes and brushes Tanner everyother week. He has a complete groom every 6-8 weeks. I brush him every other day. When he gets wet in the snow, I have to be careful to just blot and not rub, wait until he is dry then comb him out. That said, we keep him about 2 inches long with tail, ears, and beard longer.

When we retire to South Carolina and he is in the sand and sea, we will keep him very short all over.

Questions to ask self....How much time and money do I want to spend on grooming? Can I groom myself?

F1s and straighter coats generally don't take as much effort.

Finally, Tanner does not shed at all. The only hair he loses is when he is brushed.

Sorry for the long reply..I think you are great for getting all this information ahead of time.
 

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I can't wait to see the after pics!!! :D
 
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