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On Friday she had her second grooming.  I handed the groomer a written detail of what I wanted done and stood there while she read it.  When I picked her up I wanted to cry.  She was cut down everywhere but her ears and part of her tail to 1/4 of an inch.  My paper said " Please do not cut her ears, beard, mustache or from the base of her tail down.  The groomer said I stood there after she read it and told her to cut her all over to an inch.  She also has big bare spots behind her ears and some ear hair cut off.  The first grooming they did as you can see from her picture was perfect.  I could cry.  Worse yet, she slipped her harness getting into the car and but for her collar I would have lost her.  I know hair grows back, but I'm still upset.  Anyone have this happen to them?  Why, why would you cut her beard and mustache and take her to 1/4 of an inch when that is not what I said and wrote on paper?

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Comment by Sandra Myers on September 19, 2018 at 10:40am
I'm told it would grow back but wish it would hurry I don't mind too much her body but her beard and mustache really makes me angry.
Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on September 12, 2018 at 2:03am

Sandra Pemon is in the same boat, but I blame it on my husband.  He took Pemon to a grooming school.  Even the ears got cut.    I seem to be the only one upset.  He doesn't even look like a Doodle.  

Comment by Sandra Myers on September 11, 2018 at 11:08pm
It was the same groomer as her first time. She Bella had mats and she spent 4 hours grooming her. I brushed her the day before and she did not have mats. Even the pads of her feet weren't clipped even across. Oh well, looking for a new groomer. My neighbor has a doodle so I found out who her groomer was and will check there when she needs groomed. Although, don't know if I will ever have them cut her down again. It seems my inch and theirs is not the same.
Comment by DonMarie & Picco on September 10, 2018 at 9:28am

I've read lots of grooming horror stories!  Is it the same groomer as the first time?  I do my own but in the spring take him in for a good short cut & sanitary cut (I'm afraid to do that myself!).  I've had good luck with groomers that know what a doodle is.  For the interview I take Picco in and let them tell me what they would do.  I think no matter what you tell some groomers (I'm sure not all of them) they have in their heads what they think they should do and ignore what you ask of them.

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