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my baby Rosie female cockapoo at a little over 6 months (dob9/25/21) First (and last) got groomed. Not happy with the cut at all. I brush her almost everyday for a good 20 minutes - she wasn’t matted. He said at her age they don’t cut much just a few areas and cleaning up(I gave her two baths because poop dried stick on her hair - no big deal ❤❤ Her hair was growing so long so fast- adorable except I was concerned about the hair blocking her vision, also a lot of hair in her little ears.
I wish I trimmed her myself! 😢
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my baby Rosie female cockapoo at a little over 6 months (dob9/25/21) First (and last) got groomed. Not happy with the cut at all. I brush her almost everyday for a good 20 minutes - she wasn’t matted. He said at her age they don’t cut much just a few areas and cleaning up(I gave her two baths because poop dried stick on her hair - no big deal ❤❤ Her hair was growing so long so fast- adorable except I was concerned about the hair blocking her vision, also a lot of hair in her little ears.
I wish I trimmed her myself! 😢
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Awe she's lovely just because your not used to it I felt like that too quiet short round her eyes the rest is perfect not too short xx it'll grow in no time if your not happy 😘
 

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She looks lovely before and after, but you’re right, if you e got a particular look in mind you could give it a go yourself next time. I do both of mine. It took a few goes to find out what worked, but I like how they look- bit scruffy, but practical 😀
 

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Lovely pup - not sure what you don't like about the cut as looks fine to me.
First when I saw her I didn’t recognize her. I think he was a little aggressive and he said he would leave her full. Geeze - good thing. I’m getting use to it. I never wanted it that short especially between her eyes and snout. I thought the top of her head was too high in proportion with her face. Love her dearly - really liked the shaggy look but she does need to see ❤
 

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She looks lovely before and after, but you’re right, if you e got a particular look in mind you could give it a go yourself next time. I do both of mine. It took a few goes to find out what worked, but I like how they look- bit scruffy, but practical 😀
Thank you she is awesome love her so much! Prefer the shaggy look better. It was a shock to see her like this. I know it will grow back - faster than our hair does lol. I’m glad you told me you do your dogs. I was afraid I’d mess it up 😳 haha I’m sure I could do better - at-least I’ll try 😊💕
How long do you think it will take to grow back in? She’s 6 1/2 months old never had a trim until this past Tuesday.
upon observing her he didn’t even cut her-body hair even and her belly looks like a rush job.
I was thinking of ordering a grooming kit on Amazon, any suggestions?
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We got an Andis clipper and attachments. We tend to go short on the body and then a bit of length on his face and tail and mid length on legs. A short body feels like crushed velvet 🥰. We clip approx every 6 weeks. We find if we clip that open we don’t need to stress too much about brushing and combing. This is one of ours just done
 

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We got an Andis clipper and attachments. We tend to go short on the body and then a bit of length on his face and tail and mid length on legs. A short body feels like crushed velvet 🥰. We clip approx every 6 weeks. We find if we clip that open we don’t need to stress too much about brushing and combing. This is one of ours just done
Aaww nice job! 👍🏻Very cute!!
my Rosie has mixed hair types some areas tight curls, others wavy or straight. When I look at the hair growing in it has little kinks. Kind of like if you braid your hair when it’s when then when it dries undo the braids - that’s what it reminds me of. In fact when I brush her it gives the same affect well somewhat as to my wet hair being braided and what it would look like brushed. If that makes sense. Lol. She’s still so young. I’ve been told her hair will change in color and texture.
did your dogs hair change?
 

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Aaww nice job! 👍🏻Very cute!!
my Rosie has mixed hair types some areas tight curls, others wavy or straight. When I look at the hair growing in it has little kinks. Kind of like if you braid your hair when it’s when then when it dries undo the braids - that’s what it reminds me of. In fact when I brush her it gives the same affect well somewhat as to my wet hair being braided and what it would look like brushed. If that makes sense. Lol. She’s still so young. I’ve been told her hair will change in color and texture.
did your dogs hair change?
Oops and thanks for the Reccomendation 😊
 

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Aawww thank you! I guess I have to get use to it. Lol. It will grow back and then I’ll do a little trimming. Thanks
Good luck with that xx I like the shaggy look too don't mind shorter on body but shaggy head n face not too short X I trim round Cocos eyes every few days n I trim her once a month at least I bought the Andi's clippers and grooming table they're fab n ull get to know how u like it 👍👍
 

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I do grooming at home too and keep Molls hair pretty short as it is much more practical for us. Before trimming you need to bath and then dry the hair brushing it as you go to straighten it ready for the actual clipping so it all takes a fair while and we definitely had some terrible cuts when I first started to do Molly myself.
 

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Aaww nice job! 👍🏻Very cute!!
my Rosie has mixed hair types some areas tight curls, others wavy or straight. When I look at the hair growing in it has little kinks. Kind of like if you braid your hair when it’s when then when it dries undo the braids - that’s what it reminds me of. In fact when I brush her it gives the same affect well somewhat as to my wet hair being braided and what it would look like brushed. If that makes sense. Lol. She’s still so young. I’ve been told her hair will change in color and texture.
did your dogs hair change?
Digby’s coat was wavy to start with, but he now has a mixture of very curly and kinky hair like you describe. He is three and a half now and his coat is peppered with grey hairs which I really like
 

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my baby Rosie female cockapoo at a little over 6 months (dob9/25/21) First (and last) got groomed. Not happy with the cut at all. I brush her almost everyday for a good 20 minutes - she wasn’t matted. He said at her age they don’t cut much just a few areas and cleaning up(I gave her two baths because poop dried stick on her hair - no big deal ❤❤ Her hair was growing so long so fast- adorable except I was concerned about the hair blocking her vision, also a lot of hair in her little ears.
I wish I trimmed her myself! 😢
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I love it 😃
 

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I think Rosie looks adorable but I recognise that "what the heck have you done to me look". Esme has had 2 puppy cuts and is going for her first adult cut tomorrow and I am nervous. Her last puppy trim was absolutely awful but I decided she was cute enough to rock a bad hair experience - haven't we all!

I do wonder if some groomers, like some hairdressers, have a default cut. One of our local groomers if famous for all the local doddle mutts looking the same. My experience in this area is limited but I am wondering what the magic words are for making sure your dog doesn't end up looking silly. Personally, I don't like most of the standard cockerpoo cuts. I like my pup to look natural, rather then styled. I like the description " shaggy but practical." Tomorrow, I will be asking for a natural face, shaggy but practical puppy cut. Fingers crossed x
 

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Update:
What we ended up with is hideous! My pupper is quite an odd shape - really big with a trunk like body from the spaniel side and poodle face.

I explained to the groomer that I didn't want a styled dog, just something natural and a bit shaggy.... a puppy look. I went to pick her up and she was completely shorn on the back and her face cut into the standard cockapoo cut with ribbons and bunches in the ears. I was speechless. She looks completely alien and ridiculous and no one who knows us is disagreeing ...

Regaining some perspective today, I know it will grow and she will have her curls back by Christmas. However, I resent paying £70 and then my request for a particular cut ignored.

I have decided to do an owner's grooming course.
 

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Because of the need to wash, then blow dry hair straight to cut dogs are pretty much always going to look very styled the day they are groomed but a good run round a field usually restores them to a more natural look in a few days.

It Is always really difficult to translate what you want unless you can maybe find some photos to discuss how similar they can do.

I have always done Molly at home and learned as we went along, we favour short as much more practical for muddy walks.
 
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