Poodle haircuts

Good grooming practices are essential for maintaining health and happiness for you and your dog. This is a forum to exchange tips and advice for proper care of your dog's hygiene needs.

Claudine Longet

I shall create- terror in my- wake FEAR ME
Barked: Fri Oct 27, '06 11:24am PST 
Sigh. I am my mommy's first poodle and at our first time at the groomers, they asked if she wanted the "teddy bear" face.


P.S. I kinda have a mustache now...and I'm a girl.

Where's my- Tiara?

Barked: Fri Oct 27, '06 11:42am PST 
When I give a "teddy bear face", it means the same as a "round head". Though this is another one of those vague grooming terms that seems to mean something different to every person. This means that all the hair remains on the face and is trimmed into a round shape. Kind of like a short version of a Bichon head. **ETA--Some groomers shave poodle's ears to make a poodle teddy bear face. I do not unless it's explicitly asked for.**

With poodles, you could also go the mustasche route, which is where the face is shave and fur is left on the muzzle. Our friend Harpo has a french mustasche, but you can't see it very well from this photo.

I'll try to rustle up some more photos and edit this if I find anything good!

Probably the most popular is the "clean face," which is what a lot of people think of when they think "poodles". Hopefully Guineviere will post on here--she's a gorgeous standard and has the clean face!

Edited by author Fri Oct 27, '06 1:28pm PST


if i want it,- it's mine
Barked: Fri Oct 27, '06 12:35pm PST 
here is a website with only a few different styles of clips for a poodle, mind you there are Lots more out there that you can try. i would reccomend getting a book on poodles with various clip syles that way you cn look at them and see which would be best for your lifestyle and ability to groom at home.


good luck you are a Cutie!

Pepe - Forever Loved

Running wild at- the Bridge
Barked: Fri Oct 27, '06 1:03pm PST 
The teddy bear style is where you have the nose very closely clipped almost back to the skin and I am not a great fan of that style.

Edited by author Fri Oct 27, '06 1:04pm PST

Bodha Lei- (Rainbow- Bridge)

i blame the- cat...
Barked: Fri Oct 27, '06 3:45pm PST 
Actually PePe when the hair is clipped very close on the nose/muzzle, that is a clean face. When I do a Teddy bear face I leave the face and cheeks full, like someone said sort of like a bichon face, although I tend to make my teddy bear heads a little less round than a bichon. I must have photos on my computer some where of some of my clients....
Bodha Lei- (Rainbow- Bridge)

i blame the- cat...
Barked: Fri Oct 27, '06 4:06pm PST 
Teddy Bear faces:

http://www.d ogster.com/pet_page.php?i=84926
http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php ?i=391218

This dog has what I call a Doughnut Mustache in some pictures( instead of shavig the chin and just leaving the mustache, he has a beard as well)

Bodha Lei- (Rainbow- Bridge)

i blame the- cat...
Barked: Fri Oct 27, '06 4:07pm PST 
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I hate double posts!

Edited by author Tue Oct 31, '06 7:33pm PST

Claudine Longet

I shall create- terror in my- wake FEAR ME
Barked: Sun Oct 29, '06 9:55am PST 
Le woof! Le woof! Thank you everyone for all your postings!!

"What are we- doing today?"
Barked: Mon Nov 6, '06 9:03am PST 

I used to leave my dog with a teddy bear face before I knew any better to start researching and perfecting my poodle grooming techniques.

It leaves much to be desired IMO, you can't see that pretty little face!