we have lots of problems with burrs
Mon Jun 3, 2019 6:28am
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we have several types of burrs, the tiny geen ones, big, prickly ones and others
I like Joey's hair a tad longer, but need to keep him shaved from end of spring to beginning of winter.
Initially I kept his ears and tail longer, but am shaving them down as well.
It depends what you want. You want to go for looks or practicality.
BTW: we love his shaved look. and he feels so much better himself. It makes clean up a breeze, which is easier on Joey.
just do it and see how it goes. It will grow back so quickly.

  • Need advice for Holly GolightlyKaran And Holly, Sun Jun 2 9:45pm
    The grass burrs (stickers) are so bad this year and get caught in Hollyís silky hair- I have spent hours pulling them out - which she hates, of course. I have decided that to save both our sanities,... more
    • Hi Karan...I know all about that. I keep the girlsKate and her "Y" Girls, Tue Jun 4 12:50pm
      shorter than before and we have horrible burrs in the high desert. I still won't shave them but I keep them with 'Poodle feet" (clean feet as groomers call them). And I regularly rub Silk Spirits... more
    • we have lots of problems with burrs — Vera, Mon Jun 3 6:28am
      • Thanks for the encouragement !Karan and Holly, Mon Jun 3 11:51am
        Part of my love for Doodles is their shaggy look - thatís how I always think of them. Nick was never shaved and I loved her look... But I mustnít be selfish - it will be much better for her!
    • What I did.SD&B, Mon Jun 3 12:44am
      Sundog had a wavy coat. I (the groomer, that is) would shave the body, ears, and face, leaving a short mop top (top of head). The tail was not touched. Her coat lay down when shaved, so she was... more
      • THANK YOU!Karan and Holly, Mon Jun 3 1:02am
        This is precisely the information I needed! Iím sure you are right about getting used to the shaved look. I just always think of Doodles as shaggy, lol. Iím going to print out your response and... more
        • I understandVera, Mon Jun 3 6:30am
          you are right, me, too, I always envy those with shaggy doodles. It all depends on the hair as well. Joey's hair is extremely thick and heavy. Everything sticks to him and makes cleaning up,... more
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