Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How to Groom your Toy Poodle with a Teddy Bear Cut

One of the main reasons that the teddy bear style is becoming more and more popular with toy poodle owners is the fact that it actually makes your pet look like a puppy for his entire life. Let’s face it, there’s nothing cuter than a brand new puppy, and even though we love our grown up canines to pieces, there’s always that little voice in the back of our heads saying, “Aww, I remember the day I first brought you home – you were so cute!”

If the idea of styling your toy poodle’s fur in a way that ensure that they keep that adorable puppy face for years to come appeals to you, there’s just a few things that you need to clue your groomer in on the next time you go in for a doggy spa day:

Make sure your groomer is skilled in hand fluff drying – This is a key component in the teddy bear cut process. By getting all of the curl out of the fur, you can ensure that your pet gets an even cut. If your groomer doesn’t use the proper technique, you could wind up taking your pup home and then notice that their fur didn’t dry with clean-cut lines.

Hand-scissoring are a must – The fur on both your dog’s head and legs need to be cut symmetrically with scissors in order to truly get that adorable teddy bear look. Where the classic cut on a poodle would call for a close cut around the nose, with the teddy bear cut, you want to make sure that the area under the jaw and around the sides of the face are all equal to the length of the fur on the top of the head.  From there, your groomer will need to cut the fur on the rest of your pooch’s body in a way that shows a blended, even shape throughout.

Bring a picture – Just like you may do when going to your own hair stylist, bringing a picture of the style you’re looking for is never a bad idea. This will ensure that your dog’s groomer knows exactly what you’re looking for, so that there won’t be any confusion and mistakes along the way.

From there, you’ll want to make sure that you’re brushing your dog’s fur periodically to ensure that it doesn’t get matted and tangled as it grows out. We would highly suggest that you take your pet in to be groomed at least every 8 to 10 weeks in order to maintain that adorable teddy bear look that you love. If you have any additional questions about how to keep your teddy bear poodle in prime condition, call Scarlet’s Fancy today! We’d be more than happy to talk with you!

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