My Maltese has really thin hair. When we got him he had the baby-cut short hair but I have grown it out some. His hair doesn't touch the ground so it isn't the 'show dog' cut. I like his hair the length it is. I don't keep his hair in a top-not because it's too thin and slips out. It is just long enough to keep in a short top-not. I think it looks cute. His hair is just the right length for me!