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    A Shaved Papillon!

    Well we were slow in grooming today, and I had been ever so curious as to what little Pippyn would look like shaved. Plus I was gonna try to ugly him up a little more as for poor Beacan never gets the "ooooing and awwwing" like Pip does. I soooo failed on that part cause now he just looks too freakin cute!..lol. We did a lion cut on him, and it looks so good. I'm so happy with it! I probably won't do it again since my curiousity has been satisfied and trying to ugly him up just doesn't work....lol. Here's the pics. If there are any Papillon owners out there and maybe would like to do the same thing make sure the groomer uses a #5 blade. It's perfect.
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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    Lol that turned out pretty interested. I would have nevr thought about shaving a papillon.

    When I shaved Ted I also used a #5. It's just short enough without being too short.

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    CUTE! I love doing lion clips but not enough people seem to want to go for it

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    The groomer was right about the #5. It really got my curiosity started when someone brought in a Pap and got her shaved. It was with a #3 and she cut the ear fringe! It actually looked aweful because it was so choppy, but she loved it. Plus it didn't look like a Pap anymore.

    We discussed it, and I figured a lion cut was the best. I do love it! He has the cutest little body under all that fur that I never get to see. I think more people should go for lion cuts too. They just look cute!
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    At first when I saw the bit about shaving a pap I was like...oh god, what is THIS going to look like. I expected a little rat with hairy ears but that is just too cute!

    I work part time as a bather at Petco just for the discount mostly but also because I love doing something with animals and every now and then one of the groomers will get bored and start to experiment on my dogs.

    Luickly I have German Shepherds so not much they can do to them although now and then Max will have pink toenails and such. Max's fur is almost long enough for bows.

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    We have had a client come in for years with a Pap. The always ask for a complete strip & a Lions tail. This girl pup is about 16-17 yrs old. I don't really like it & you just cannot change her Momma's mind. She looks like a little Chi when done.
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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    Quote Originally Posted by SMoore View Post
    At first when I saw the bit about shaving a pap I was like...oh god, what is THIS going to look like. I expected a little rat with hairy ears but that is just too cute!

    I work part time as a bather at Petco just for the discount mostly but also because I love doing something with animals and every now and then one of the groomers will get bored and start to experiment on my dogs.

    Luickly I have German Shepherds so not much they can do to them although now and then Max will have pink toenails and such. Max's fur is almost long enough for bows.
    LOL! Yeah. My b/f was like "are you sure you want to do this?" I said yeah because the fur does grow back. And I wouldn't have done it if I didn't know it would grow back normally. This Pap's grown in fur felt really nice. I guess it's just nature when you work in a grooming place and are bored to pick on your dogs..lol. I work at Petco as a bather brusher as well.

    The b/f thinks he looks like a little jester now because of his big ring around his neck. It fits him though!..lol.

    We have had a client come in for years with a Pap. The always ask for a complete strip & a Lions tail. This girl pup is about 16-17 yrs old. I don't really like it & you just cannot change her Momma's mind. She looks like a little Chi when done.
    And yes. Doing that looks horrible. That's what the lady had done, but not a smooth cut like mine. Tail trimmed and ear fringe trimmed off. You're right. I knew it didn't look like a Papillon anymore, but a kinda LH Chi would be a good description.
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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    They could have gotten a smoother cut if they would have taken a longer blade (5\8) or a snap on comb backwards over that little pap...that's what I do, with the flat coated breeds, and they don't come out choppy at all...Brushing it up and redoing it again will help smooth things out.

    But, that said, while your little lion looks cute, I don't really care for a total shaved pap...Lol!

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    Yeah. A totally shaved Pap does not look right. Like Yvette said it looks like a Chi. I got a cute side shot of him the other day. Such a cute little body!...lol.
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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    He is going to need a sweater!

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    Quote Originally Posted by TFTpwnsYou View Post
    Yeah. A totally shaved Pap does not look right. Like Yvette said it looks like a Chi. I got a cute side shot of him the other day. Such a cute little body!...lol.
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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    Your Pap looks great. I live in Arizona where it hit 120 degrees and is over 110 for several months so I've been thinking of shaving my Pap for years. After seening your pics I'm convinced to do it. He has a 7:00 AM appointment tomorrow.

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    Quote Originally Posted by Comet View Post
    Your Pap looks great. I live in Arizona where it hit 120 degrees and is over 110 for several months so I've been thinking of shaving my Pap for years. After seening your pics I'm convinced to do it. He has a 7:00 AM appointment tomorrow.

    John
    I don't think shaving a pap will help tbh. The fur is fairly thin and close lying. I dunno. Personally I'd never ever shave my papillons.
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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurelin View Post
    I don't think shaving a pap will help tbh. The fur is fairly thin and close lying. I dunno. Personally I'd never ever shave my papillons.
    I agree. I just adopted a papillon who has been shaved every summer for the past 6 years and her hair is not nearly as pretty as my pap's that has never been shaved. Also, their fur helps protect them from the sun, it doesn't necessarily make them hotter. They're at higher risk for sunburns and skin cancer with a shaved coat.
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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    He looks a lot better than I expected when I saw the title of the thread.

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    I just shaved my Pap. Here are a few pics.A Shaved Papillon!-lions-cut-8.jpg

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    Wow a what a pretty pap you have! What's his name? How old is he? We LOOOOVE Papillons on this forum

    May I ask why you shaved him?

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    His name is Comet and he weighs 7 lbs. He'll be 6 on July 13th. I shaved him because we live in Arizona where the temperature can reach 120 degrees. This time of year I keep the air conditioning at 80 degrees. Even at that temperature, he pants a lot so I shaved him to keep him cool. He is much more comfortable today and he still looks cute.

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    Quote Originally Posted by Comet View Post
    His name is Comet and he weighs 7 lbs. He'll be 6 on July 13th. I shaved him because we live in Arizona where the temperature can reach 120 degrees. This time of year I keep the air conditioning at 80 degrees. Even at that temperature, he pants a lot so I shaved him to keep him cool. He is much more comfortable today and he still looks cute.
    Hope you dont plan on doing any long adventures outside with him for the next few months. now that you removed his coat protection. he will now be easily burnt by the sun.

    If my collie can take the +30+humidity+toronto smog we get all summer, Im sure a thin coated pap could have done fine with his whole coat



    Am I wrong but dont paps have a double coat? I dont see many of them, and the only one we have that comes in the shop has been shaved for years so I cant remember.

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    Re: A Shaved Papillon!

    30 degrees celsius I assume? That's only 86 degrees fahrenheit. That's winter in AZ. How can you possibly compare a cool temperature like that to the temperatures that are reached in AZ? It gets up to 50 degrees celsius here.

    And he's not hairless. I didn't shave him down to the skin. He has a full inch of fur covering his torso so he won't be getting sunburned.

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