Kate and her "Y" Girls
Hi Karan...I know all about that. I keep the girls
Tue Jun 4, 2019 12:50pm
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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 (Chris Christensen)into their coats, then flick a Les Pooches brush and the burrs pop out like magic....I've used that stuff for over decade. I always check the paws, in between the pads for any burrs but they're not so problematic with clean feet.
https://www.amazon.com/Spirits-Conditioner-bottle-Chris-Christensen/dp/B000ES6DPE

Honestly I want them to have some coat to protect them from the sun. In colder weather I let the coats grow out.

  • 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 girls — Kate and her "Y" Girls, Tue Jun 4 12:50pm
    • we have lots of problems with burrsVera, Mon Jun 3 6:28am
      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... more
      • 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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