Grooming For Poodle Mixes

Poodle mixes, in more cases than not, have a medium to long coat that requires frequent grooming. A small price to pay when you consider the beauty, intelligence, and character you get in these wonderful canines. Grooming your poodle mix on your own is certainly a possibility; however, if you are inexperienced in the techniques of grooming, your best bet is to find an experienced groomer to do it for you. In addition, once you find a groomer you like, you may be able to haggle down the price by promising repeat business. The below pictures show the difference, in looks alone, when it comes to the groomed vs. non-groomed pooch (and, yes, this is the same dog!).

Ungroomed Goldendoodle

Before Grooming



The above photos are an example of a mini clip. In other words, just enough trimmed off to keep away mats, and give the appearance of a well groomed pooch. Notice the beard is nicely trimmed, and not hanging quite as long, and the hair around the eyes, head and body has been slightly clipped to give a much cleaner, attractive appearance. To maintain this look, once per month grooming would be required. As an alternative, many poodle mix owners prefer to have their dogs shaved to a much shorter length, as shown in the below photo, which can be cooler for the summer months as well as cut down on the number of trips to the groomer.

Short-Clipped Poodle Mix

Short-Clipped Poodle Mix

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