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We have our two dogs trimmed at a local Dog Groomers after much searching we are really happy with them. The other day we met another Dog Groomer at a Show that told us we should get our dogs tummies shaven down to near enough nothing in the summer as this will keep them cool. She said the fur down the sides will hide the bareness of their tummies. Has anyone else had this done and found it helps keep them cool. Holly being brown seems to suffer more in the heat so was wondering about getting it done in a couple of weeks at their next visit. Though at the moment with the wind and rain i think they need their fur he,he.
 

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i like my girls tummys shaved more so because Gypsy in particular has very fine hair on her tummy but lots of it so it apears thick and you only have to look at it funny and it will matt, not a nice place the sit and brush. most groomers shave the tummy and genital arias as it is cleener and more higenic. i also litly shave down the inside thighs as it reduses matting their aswell and look neeter.
 

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Had mine scalped at the end of April, very short all over apart from their beards ! Their fur was like velvet - beautiful altho I prefer them with longer hair.
They have only just grown back to how I like them, all fluffy and beginning to curl, but they're going for a face and feet trim this wk before we go away, and then a proper cut in about a month, but not quite as short.:)
 

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Francesjl, we learnt our lesson with Bayley as we left him to get too long and then couldn't get rid of the matting underneath him and had to have him scalped all over he looked like a sheared sheep, so now we have them both trimmed regular. We do like the shaggy look but try and keep in between now. It certainly makes it easier to keep them clean and they seem to enjoy their pampering day and smell delicious when they come home. Think i will get their tummies trimmed short now after watching JD video.
 

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Aww bless, will have to look out a pic of what oyr sheared sheap looked like he was that short you could see his pink skin!!
 

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ive just watched some of the grooming video links:eek: i would never let a groomer be so rough with a dog of mine, poor dog was so placid aswell theres simply no need to treat him that way:(
 

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ive just watched some of the grooming video links:eek: i would never let a groomer be so rough with a dog of mine, poor dog was so placid aswell theres simply no need to treat him that way:(
Do you have an issue with Jd's, alot of your posts seem to be airing that way:confused:
 

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Can on this site about 7 weeks ago and found nothing but lovely friendly advice. Have to say things have changed alittle of late. We are here to help and support one another not to pick fights I have enough of that in the playground at work:(
 

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i have seen dog delt with in a much rugher manner than this, in order to groom a dog you do need to manipulat them into a position than makes thing easier and quicker for both yourself and the dog. i use both nooses and belly straps on my girls. the meard in the easiest way to hold a dogs head still as you donot want them flinching when you have skissors near their eyes. some dogs are also so laid back on the table that they make it harder for you to do your job, only the other day we had a cokapoo in who would not stand for me as he just wanted to sleep under the heat of the drying but i had to strap him up as his leg were a mess.

personaly i still prefer to cut down through the matt in the direction the hair falls rather than pulling the coat i have a similer tool to the coat king but still preffer my scissors combe slicker and les pooch after 4 years of using that combination of this l think its one of the best ways of getting mats out of a dog.


i think some groomers a crull fo scalping a dog rather than spending the time to work on their coat. how many of you have complaind that the groomer has shaven your dog to beond recognition.
 

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I have to say I am beginning to wonder this too...
Can on this site about 7 weeks ago and found nothing but lovely friendly advice. Have to say things have changed alittle of late. We are here to help and support one another not to pick fights I have enough of that in the playground at work:(
im not picking fights with anyone:(, i dont even know anyone on here, ive joined to get as much advice as i can on the breed ,and i thought i was allowed to air my views on the other threads?, i know a fair bit about dogs surely its good for a forum to get different opinions on subjects isnt it:confused:
 

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im not picking fights with anyone:(, i dont even know anyone on here, ive joined to get as much advice as i can on the breed ,and i thought i was allowed to air my views on the other threads?, i know a fair bit about dogs surely its good for a forum to get different opinions on subjects isnt it:confused:
If you "know a fair bit about dogs" - surely going to see breeders and their dogs would be able to answer the questions you have ????

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im not picking fights with anyone:(, i dont even know anyone on here, ive joined to get as much advice as i can on the breed ,and i thought i was allowed to air my views on the other threads?, i know a fair bit about dogs surely its good for a forum to get different opinions on subjects isnt it:confused:
If you knew a fair bit about dogs you would know what was meant by keeping a dog in it's place, your posts are becomimg personal
 

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If you "know a fair bit about dogs" - surely going to see breeders and their dogs would be able to answer the questions you have ????

Stephen x
i was speaking generally, i dont know any good cockapoo breeders or even a great deal about the breed thats why ive joined this forum, to learn as much as i can.

If you knew a fair bit about dogs you would know what was meant by keeping a dog in it's place, your posts are becomimg personal
i didnt know i was getting personal with anyone, i responded to posts im not familiar with members yet.
 

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i was speaking generally, i dont know any good cockapoo breeders or even a great deal about the breed thats why ive joined this forum, to learn as much as i can.

i didnt know i was getting personal with anyone, i responded to posts im not familiar with members yet.
Well - for a start Your links to the KC Pedigree Show side of dogs does shine through a bit. You'll find that this site deals with PETS - 100% x

As for good breeders - I would like to think that I do my job well (after all it is my job these days xx) - I also respect and have not heard anything bad about Janice and Fallon at Jandaz in respect of their puppies - I also hear great things about Anthony at Anzil (another of us with a formal breeding license) - Syml also have a great website and customers on here - and there are others mentioned on a daily basis - some good some bad - whether big or small - the choice is YOURS !

If you are genuinely looking into Cockapoo - by far the best way to go about it is to VISIT a breeder and chat with them one-to-one - or even perhaps go for a walk in a park and stop a Cockapoo owner and ask them when; when; how and why about their dog - or even read a few websites - or even post a question about a specific breeder on here !

"Learning" all you can is normally a case of looking and listening - not wading in with what Your take on things should be - we were given 2 eyes and 2 ears... and 1 mouth for a reason x

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Well - for a start Your links to the KC Pedigree Show side of dogs does shine through a bit. You'll find that this site deals with PETS - 100% x

As for good breeders - I would like to think that I do my job well (after all it is my job these days xx) - I also respect and have not heard anything bad about Janice and Fallon at Jandaz in respect of their puppies - I also hear great things about Anthony at Anzil (another of us with a formal breeding license) - Syml also have a great website and customers on here - and there are others mentioned on a daily basis - some good some bad - whether big or small - the choice is YOURS !

If you are genuinely looking into Cockapoo - by far the best way to go about it is to VISIT a breeder and chat with them one-to-one - or even perhaps go for a walk in a park and stop a Cockapoo owner and ask them when; when; how and why about their dog - or even read a few websites - or even post a question about a specific breeder on here !

"Learning" all you can is normally a case of looking and listening - not wading in with what Your take on things should be - we were given 2 eyes and 2 ears... and 1 mouth for a reason x

Stephen x
eh what links to pedigree show sites?:eek:

i dont know any of the breeders you have mentioned, ive only just began my search, and as ive said i dont want to buy a puppy from a breeder who breeds on a big scale, i want to find a breeder whos dogs are pets and live in their home, have you got a problem with that? a lot of people seek out this type over a commercial one i really dont know what your problem is.

and of course when i find my breeder i shall visit after all i need to be sure their dogs are cared for they way i have cared for my own dogs.

and i love learning about everything dogs, they have always been my passion, my Daughter misses our past dogs as do i, i really didnt mean to ruffle any feathers im just not familiar with 'whos who'.
 
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