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I got one for you wonderful people.

I love love love!!! The idea that I get to trim my Doodle. I think it will be fun to play with different cuts tell I find one that fits Dexter.

So do you do it your self or do you take your Doodle to a groomer?

What do cut do you do for your Doodle?

Long or short?

I just trimmed Dexter's feet. He was sliding all over my hardwood floors he slipped and fell one to many times so I cut the hair way down.. Took about an hour because he thought it was play time but in the end we got it done. He did not slide on the floor as bad but he did not seem sure how he liked the snow on "naked" paws.

I think Dexter is going to have the fur that curls because his chest and neck already curl a bit. I have had to do sanitary trim on him already and trim around his eyes as well as having his ears plucked, so I think with the 75% poodle I will have to do a cut before I know it.

I am excited to see what people think on this one.

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Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on February 28, 2012 at 12:19pm

Pemon loves to be brushed.  We just don't do it enough.  As for the anal ducs (sp?) we usually have the Vet take care of that.  We have found a new groomer that we are happy with and we rotate his grooms. Full groom, then a touch me up (which is 1/2 the price) with a bath.  And...........get this, he really likes her.   That is important.  He doesn't come home all stressed out and he doesn't shake when Mark drops him off.  Krystal,  Laurie grooms her own doodles and she has it down to a science.  Andrea O'Brien is grooming her doodles.  It's taking her 2 weeks to get Jorja done. LOL.  As a matter of fact we are taking Pemon in tomorrow for his touch me up.  Mark would never have the patience to do it himself and I am disabled and walk with a walker so I couldn't handle it.  So, money permitting, we get him groomed professionally.  

Comment by Mitzi, Sunny Ray and Justan on February 28, 2012 at 10:50am

Sunny hasn't been to the groomer yet for a cut, but he's had his nails and ears done. He's 9 months old. I brush him out every day and he has a VERY long coat. Measured it a month ago and the hair on his back was 6 1/2 inches long. And right now it's frizzy. Looks like a large cotton ball. Hahaha! He won't let me touch his toenails, so the groomer does that. I have a fear of taking my dogs for anything more than that. I had a Pekingese that when they would groom him, they would clean his anal glands. And for the next 3 weeks he would drag his butt on the ground and my Golden Retriever would air hump him. (Sorry for the mental picture!)... Sunny will let me trim his hair, even around his eyes and face. He just won't let me touch his feet. I love his coat long, but it's already getting warmer here and Sunny doesn't like the heat... so will probably get him a puppy cut.

Comment by Lois - Izzi on February 28, 2012 at 12:12am

oh yes, he is...   I did start early, within the 1st week... charlie being a spaniel came with a puppy cut lol (being one strip down his back).    The following week-end I made two strips down his back and let Izzi feel the vibration of the clippers.  Followed with the paws, so I was a bit down the road before either saw a groomer.   Both allowed me to do whatever I need to do.   As a matter of fact they are jealous of time spent with the other.. so I do a little here and a little there on the other dog.    have to run  we'll talk more later   can't wait to see your long cut pictures..

Comment by Krystal Segale on February 27, 2012 at 11:32pm
Well Dexter had already been to the groomer once. I am really alergic to hay so I had to have him done when we got back from the farm. I also have let him in the shower with me so he gets use to the spray of water but no soap, I don't want to dry him out. I have not tried blow drying yet but I have never dryed my Corgi that way. I have never had to pluck anythings ears so I let the groomer do that. I run a brush thou him every day because I did that with my Corgi and now I can do whatever with her so I figured I would start with him the same way.
Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on February 27, 2012 at 10:20pm

BTW, Dexter is a doll!

Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on February 27, 2012 at 10:19pm

One bit of advice . . . whether you decide to do it yourself or use a groomer . . . start early . . . start now. I thought I was on top of this and at 17 mos. I am realizing I was not. Gracie is pretty good on the table, but she gives me a hard time about trimming her toenails and plucking her ears. We'll work through this, but ohhh if I could go back to the beginning . . .

And . . . I have decided to groom her myself, but the thing is, at this point it would be very difficult to change my mind and turn her over to a groomer. She doesn't know the drill and I doubt it would be a pleasant experience. One thing I can tell you is, Dexter's coat will probably change. It was way easier to keep Gracie free of mats when she was younger. Gracie is an F1b aussiedoodle and she has a soft fleece coat.

Comment by Lois - Izzi on February 27, 2012 at 10:18pm

looking forward to it     Izzi already has clean ears (that is the channel is clean) and I keep feet trimmed. Izzi was culy from day 1...  that is why I like to use D-Mat and rub though her coat before I comb..  

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