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Old 06-16-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Ok has anyone had the groomer tell you in order for your dog s coat to grow pretty you need to cut all their puppy hair off and then start. Even her vet which was standing there agreed. I told them not to touch her face. If any of you hhave pics before/ after cut/ and coat now pics please share. If not.... Have you got any input?
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I dont agree I think it looks good when you let it grow out
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I have been told that, but I did not listen. I am letting Tobys hair grow out on it's own. I was actually told because of the groomer messing up on him and cutting him so uneven the first time I groomed him, that I should shave him and start over, but I do not really want to do that either.
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I think it should grow out as well. Here are my before and after pictures ( I cried), but I must say that Max's hair is growing in beautifully now. It has been 4 months since these pictures and I love the cut we got him a week ago. His hair is getting to be very shiny and silky blond. Soo cute. I will try to get some new pics for you tomorrow.
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I don't agree with that. Here is my 5 year old who never had her hair cut and I only do a tiny trim at the end when it drags to floor too much. And this is my 10 month old girl that's never had a trim. I don't know why anyone would want to cut the puppy's hair off.
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Sorry. I can't get my pictures on now. Coming soon...
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I love their hair. Not gonna cut my baby`s hair off.
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I remember Copper's puppy coat was nasty. Combing it out was painful and weird. I finally cut him short. He has a nice coat now. I like him with a short cut. He looks cute and well groomed.
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Maybe it depends on what type of coat your puppy has. I know that many groomers are shave happy. When Gracie was a puppy there were changes in her fur as she grew. We just had small amounts of her ends trimmed as she grew. Kind of like what a person would do with long hair by keeping the ends trimmed. She has a silky coat though and I don't really know what a cotton coat is like.
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Jaeger is 6 months old and is smack in the middle of a fur change right now. When his face fur started growing out, I trimmed the black off his chin and mouth (it made him look like it was wet/dirty constantly, because it was only on the ends) and I trim the hair on his nose so he can see and his paws so I can get to the nails, but other than that, he has never been groomed.

I always here how shave happy groomers are and I don't like that look.

In addition, he's half doxie, and though he's got mostly yorkie temperament and coat, I don't think his fur is quite as long as most yorkies are at 6 months old.

I feel like the best way to get the coat to transition healthily is to comb regularly. I comb Jaeger with a conditioning spray every day and when I'm done he's got a silver dollar sized hair ball from all the loose puppy fur that i combed out.
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I remember Copper's puppy coat was nasty. Combing it out was painful and weird. I finally cut him short. He has a nice coat now. I like him with a short cut. He looks cute and well groomed.
Zachary gets his first haircut on the 29th. I THINK I am going to do him about a half inch on legs and body and a short puppy cut for his head and face.

His fur matts so quickly. And getting the matts OUT is painful for both of us . I comb him both morning and evening and when we are done each time, there is not a tangle in him. Come next combing time, he is matted again. I don't even put clothes, a collar or harness on him because it makes it worse.

Besides, I think Biewers look cuter in a puppy cut!

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I live in on the NW side of Houston and as you can guess, Houston has a zillion groomers at least. On this side of town though, I have only been able to find ONE groomer that has nothing but positive said about him. Of course, I am having to wait 3 weeks for an appointment and that's hard because Zachary looks really ratty right now after having to cut out half his coat due to matts when we got him a month ago. Everything is growing back in and I think a short cut will help it all to come in even. There was a while there, after I first got him, that we called him "Zachary bare butt"!!

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Ok has anyone had the groomer tell you in order for your dog s coat to grow pretty you need to cut all their puppy hair off and then start. Even her vet which was standing there agreed. I told them not to touch her face. If any of you hhave pics before/ after cut/ and coat now pics please share. If not.... Have you got any input?
Yes....I was told that several times...depends on what is coming in...if you have a puppy with a course coat, you likely do not have that "downy puppy fur" underneath that course hair, so it isn't necessary. If you have a cottony or a wooly coat, with that fuzzy, downy puppy fur underneath, it tangles and mats all the way to the skin if you dot continually brush and comb....it is easier and less traumatic for me and the pup, to shave it all off and let that beautiful adult coat come on out! I was shown this because I took 5, 18 week old babies to my brothers beach house. He has 3 acres on the beach, with a fenced in back yard. I took the babies out into the back yard to play, and of course, way back in the far back corner, there was low "beach ground cover" growing, and that is right where they went first, then ran and played and had a ball...but when we went inside, and I was shaking sand off each one, they were covered in cockle burrs!!!!!!! I had NO idea cockle burrs grew at the beach!!!! I worked for HOURS and HOURS and HOURS trying to get those cockle burrs out and I was getting no where real quick. I HAD TO SHAVE ALL MY BABIES (3 THAT WERE STILL FOR SALE!!) DOWN TO BARE, TO GET THOSE STICKERS OFF! And then I saw what that groomer had told me for years was actually true! Those babies all grew out beautiful, silky coats! But if you have a baby that is going to have a cottony or wooly coat, shaving them down initially will get rid of that downy baby hair, but their coat will still come out cottony or wooly, but you dont have that baby down underneath it initially...you do well to just keep it in a short cut to manage it easier....easier for you, but also easier for the pup!
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Yes....I was told that several times...depends on what is coming in...if you have a puppy with a course coat, you likely do not have that "downy puppy fur" underneath that course hair, so it isn't necessary. If you have a cottony or a wooly coat, with that fuzzy, downy puppy fur underneath, it tangles and mats all the way to the skin if you dot continually brush and comb....it is easier and less traumatic for me and the pup, to shave it all off and let that beautiful adult coat come on out! I was shown this because I took 5, 18 week old babies to my brothers beach house. He has 3 acres on the beach, with a fenced in back yard. I took the babies out into the back yard to play, and of course, way back in the far back corner, there was low "beach ground cover" growing, and that is right where they went first, then ran and played and had a ball...but when we went inside, and I was shaking sand off each one, they were covered in cockle burrs!!!!!!! I had NO idea cockle burrs grew at the beach!!!! I worked for HOURS and HOURS and HOURS trying to get those cockle burrs out and I was getting no where real quick. I HAD TO SHAVE ALL MY BABIES (3 THAT WERE STILL FOR SALE!!) DOWN TO BARE, TO GET THOSE STICKERS OFF! And then I saw what that groomer had told me for years was actually true! Those babies all grew out beautiful, silky coats! But if you have a baby that is going to have a cottony or wooly coat, shaving them down initially will get rid of that downy baby hair, but their coat will still come out cottony or wooly, but you dont have that baby down underneath it initially...you do well to just keep it in a short cut to manage it easier....easier for you, but also easier for the pup!
I had a foster with hair like that and I had the groomer take it off...her hair grew in beautifully!
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Well im not sure what type of fur she had but it didnt feel silky or coarse. It didnt matt horrible just got little snags here and there on her feet and sides by mouth. She had alot of wavy in her hair though. She also got spayed three weeks ago and for some reason they cut a chunk of her coat off on the side where it showed. When i took her to groomer the vet said if you are going to let her coat grow out you need to take off all this puppy coat because its to fine. I think she is beautiful either way but some girl said i ruined her and she looks like a chihuahua not a yorkie i also wanted to leave the hair she had grown on her tail to hide the nub but the groomer said she would look like a beaver if i did. Im just scared it will take to long to grow back and that it will come back in a worse coat.
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