June 4, 2009

What is the term for this shih tzu haircut?

When it’s short but not as short as a puppy cut. Sort of the lenghth that the hair was when the dog was three months and the hair first started to grow out

A puppy cut is a hand scissor cut done on poodles. A puppy cut is not short at all.You want the dog shaved with a comb attachment. Try a 0 comb or a little longer

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October 5, 2008

Dalai @ 8:55 am

A puppy cut is a hand scissor cut done on poodles. A puppy cut is not short at all.You want the dog shaved with a comb attachment. Try a 0 comb or a little longer
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Marti @ 9:03 am

It really doesn’t have a name, when someone brings a dog in to me and says they want it in a puppy cut, or whatever, I ask them how they want it to look, velvety? I’ll take it short. Plush? And how long do they want to leave it. Also depends on what kind of condition the coat is in, if it’s matted it HAS to come off pretty short, in order to leave length it has to be brushed out to the skin. I WILL NOT torture any dog for a long haircut, for any amount of money.
Tell your groomer exactly how long you want the coat to be left. A good groomer will be able to point out to you why, or why not, they can do this.
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Dreamer @ 9:06 am

A puppy cut is not a real grooming term. Every owner and groomer sees a “puppy cut” as an entirely different clip. Some owners tell me puppy cut when what they really want is a shavedown. Some people say it and they want a full show cut. Others want any various length between the two. So please do not ever ask a groomer for a puppy cut, I promise you won’t get what you want.

What you probably want is a short comb trim. Snap-on combs are used over a blade to produce a medium to long fluffy, even cut- similar to a hand-scissored cut, but much faster (and in most salons, cheaper). I would suggest you start with a #0 comb. If that’s too long, move down to a #1 or #2 comb (the larger the number, the shorter the hair).

http://www.groomers.net/discus/messages/126/76128.jpg

The tan dog on the far left is a good example of a snap-comb trim. I would say that dog has a #0 or larger (once you get over a #0 you move into letters, A comes next, B is larger, C is larger, all the way up to F. That’s probably much longer than you want thoug).

http://www.groomers.net/discus/messages/93/16852.jpg

Sorry it’s not a Shih Tzu, but it gives you a good idea of the length and look of comb trims. This is a #1 comb.

Make sure you specify with your groomer that you do NOT want a shave or short clip. Many groomers automatically shave Shih Tzus down with a #5, #7, or #10 BLADE as opposed to combs, this will make your dog very very short. Like this:
http://www.petmotelandsalon.com/images/pictures/phase1/shihtzu-personality.jpg

Just some thoughts. Good luck!
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August 20, 2009

Gayla @ 9:15 pm

I just got a shih tzu puppy and I want to keep his hair looking like he did at about 10 weeks. I would like to have a top knot in combination, is that possible? Some pictures would be helpful. I want to groom him myself what is a good video on how to clip them.

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