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When you think of “poodle” you think of “hair”. Poodles’ curly, coarse fur is a distinctive feature that makes it easy to spot a mile away. Such a unique and versatile coat means there are tons of poodle haircuts to choose from, and a professional groomer can give your poodle a makeover with a hairstyle that best suits their personality and lifestyle.
6 best poodle haircut styles
There are tons of hairstyles for poodles – whether miniature poodles, miniature poodles or standard poodles. With so many options available, you’ll learn how your poodle can look like anything from a plush toy to elegant kings!
1. Teddy bear cut
The teddy bear cut is a popular cut for poodles and other long haired breeds. In this look, your poodle has longer facial hair for a soft, rounded “teddy bear” look, and the rest of the fur on her body is cut continuously to a shorter, uniform length. Talk about cozy cuteness!
2nd summer cut
Since poodles have a single coat, they can enjoy the luxury that comes with it: the summer cut. Known as one of the easiest to care for poodle haircuts, the summer cut is a handy haircut option that will keep your poodle’s coat short to keep him comfortable in hot weather. So, if you want to cut your hair to brave the summer heat, you and your poodle can rock shorter hairstyles together!
3. Puppy cut
Regardless of the age of your poodle, you can seemingly go back in time with the puppy cut. The puppy cut is also a popular choice with poodle parents. It’s a simple, natural-looking cut that will give your dog an even cut length, typically 1 to 2 inches all over its body. This is a highly changeable look so ask your dog groomer about a length that best suits your preferences and your lifestyle and lifestyle.
4. Continental cut
The continental cut is a glamorous and traditional hairstyle that is often worn by poodle show dogs. This look shaves your poodle’s face, neck, feet, and part of the tail. This look is characterized by full hair on the rib cage and chest, fur pompons on the tail, ankles and hips, and a banded topknot on the head.
5. German Trim
Looking for a haircut that looks chic but not also fancy? German trim uses the power of angles to give your poodle a sharp profile. The hair on your furry friend’s legs is left long, while the hair on the body and ears is cut short. This is a great option not only if your poodle is more active, but also if your puppy is prone to ear infections or tangled ears.
6. Modern cut
The modern cut is an elegant hairstyle that combines aesthetics with your poodle’s natural features. This cut keeps the hair on your body short and accentuates the shape of your poodle. The fur on the head, ears, and tail is left longer to create a fluffy look.
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How often should a poodle be groomed?
If your dog has curly hair this coarse, you might be wondering how often you and your poodle go to the groomer.
â€œThe longer the style, the more often it should be looked after. Poodles and crossbreeds also change their coat in the first year of life, so they have to be groomed more often, â€says Danna Alexander, owner of Prestige Dog Grooming School. “I would suggest grooming every four weeks during the first year during the coat change phase and getting them used to grooming and then grooming every six to eight weeks after that, depending on your style.”
Alexander recommends that owners brush and thoroughly comb their poodle’s fur between professional grooms, especially if the fur does get wet. To keep mats and tangles at bay, it’s best to brush your poodle at least two to three times a week.
â€œA traditional, thoroughbred poodle coat is a lot easier to care for than their poodle mix family members like doodles, but it takes dedication,â€ she says.
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Best Haircuts for Different Types of Poodles
There are no restrictions on what hairstyles different types of poodle can get. Toy poodle haircuts are not prohibited for miniature and standard poodles, just as standard poodle haircuts are not prohibited for miniature and miniature poodles.
“All haircuts are versatile between all three of these breeds – it just depends on the owner’s preferences and the level of grooming they want to keep up with,” says Alexander.
While any poodle can wear any style, there may be general options you might want to choose from. Since there are different names for different types of poodle haircuts, make sure you bring your barber a photo of the haircut your pooch would like to have.