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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    The original dog obedience competiton was devised by a poodle owner to show off how intelligent her dogs are.

    And it looks like Boxerini is keen enough on training to keep up. All the poodles I've met have been extremely smart and the number one thing they try to do is out wit their owners. And most are successful. Especially the toy poodles.
    yeah. one of the things i am looking forward to is training her.

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    Yep, I'd say go to some dog shows, talk to breeders and owners - and PLEASE talk to them about grooming requirements, as I explained in the other thread, a Std Poo's grooming is going to be completely different to that of Bella's. I'm just concerned that you don't fully comprehend what has to be done in that respect. However, if you end up purchasing a pup off a local breeder, often they will do the first clip, and show you HOW to groom a poodle's coat, which is really important.

    Sorry B, this is the groomer side of me coming out, having spoken to many people who didn't realise just how high maintenance a poodle's coat can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Yep, I'd say go to some dog shows, talk to breeders and owners - and PLEASE talk to them about grooming requirements, as I explained in the other thread, a Std Poo's grooming is going to be completely different to that of Bella's. I'm just concerned that you don't fully comprehend what has to be done in that respect. However, if you end up purchasing a pup off a local breeder, often they will do the first clip, and show you HOW to groom a poodle's coat, which is really important.

    Sorry B, this is the groomer side of me coming out, having spoken to many people who didn't realise just how high maintenance a poodle's coat can be.
    beat ya! ive already been talking to some poodle breeders, and a few owners, asking about care of the coat. most said, that is is just like caring after any other dog if you clip it short, like 1-2" short. That is how short it will be, and I afriend of mine who is a groomer has shown me on her poodle, quite a while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    beat ya! ive already been talking to some poodle breeders, and a few owners, asking about care of the coat. most said, that is is just like caring after any other dog if you clip it short, like 1-2" short. That is how short it will be, and I afriend of mine who is a groomer has shown me on her poodle, quite a while ago.
    TBH, if any of the registered breeders told you that, then I'd steer clear of them! That is total and utter bull****. I'm totally with Grey's on this subject, and hope your friend who is a professional groomer showed you how to shave face and feet in such a way as to not injure the dog or cause allergic reactions/rashes/dry skin etc.

    It is not like grooming most other dogs. Particularly not when it comes to a poodle the size of a Standard.

    Look into it further, please.

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    oh i am. I definately not taking getting a dog with such a high maintenance coat lightly. In fact, I was doubtful about getting a poodle, because of their coat. i have been researching all day. I know a few people at DT wth a gorgeous apricot standard, and I was chatting to them most of the night. they were in the advanced class, and watching them was amazing. the amount of concentration in that dogs eyes was....*shakeshead*

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    They are switched on alright. If you get a chance, watch them at shows - it is amazing to watch their focus on their handlers.

    I've watched one beautiful black standard girls who has done a lot of winning. She watches her handlers' face, her handler watches the judge. As soon as the judge indicates to her, she reads the instant of recognition in her handler and springs into the air with excitement. And boy can she move! Photos just don't do poodles justice, they are amazing!

    I love corded coats though... drool....


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    Move over Nattylou, so I can drool too!

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    The puddles are spreading....

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    Seriously though, when I made the decision to try a different breed, finally, the only other breed I considered in the end besides the Newfoundland was the Standard Poodle.

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    I just found out that mum has experience grooming poodles! she got her mother a mini for her birthday one year, and Mum did all the grooming, including the face, feet and brushing. She did brodie with scissors though, when she didnt have clippers.

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