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    Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    I took my dog to the groomer and told her to just trim, and that I still wanted him to look like a maltipoo, well I picked him up, and she cut him real short, and he looks like a poodle, my wife said that his fur will alway be curly from now on, and not straight like it was before ! somone please tell me he will go back to the way he was, the first two pictures are before he went to the groomer, and the third is what he looks like after (not his picture, but what he looks like minus the sunglasses)





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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    I think it might grow back to the way it was. I don't know about Maltese, but I think the hair will grow back the way it was before it was shaved?

    I know Wally had to be shaved down even further than that (another story), but his hair grow back quickly and looks the same in terms of texture and probably will get just as long as time goes on.

    Such a lovely dog, btw. His face reminds me of Wally's. I guess that's why they say his breed is related to the Maltese

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Don't worry it will grow back. They gave him a puppy or teddy bear cut. He looks cute both ways!
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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Quote Originally Posted by agility collie mom View Post
    Don't worry it will grow back. They gave him a puppy or teddy bear cut. He looks cute both ways!
    He still is cute, but he was much cuter before, I just wanted to know it it would grow back straight, and not curly, Thank you for the reply

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    It will grow back straight. The weight of the hair straightens the curl out. By the way love the doggles!!
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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Without seeing an actual picture of your dog (though I understand your dog's trim is similar to the one posted, to a professional groomer, we can see things in coat type, etc. from a pic) its hard to say whether the coat will grow back straight or curly. How old is your dog? If he is a puppy, what was trimmed off could have been puppy coat, and now you are seeing only adult coat, which was growing in under the puppy coat. If he is over a year and a half, his hair should grow back just like it was. Just be sure to keep him well combed out so that he doesn't have to get a short cut again. Maltese mixes generally have VERY difficult coats to work with, as a maltese does. They matt very easily, and those matts are usually right up on the skin. Soft, cottony coats are very high maintenance, and are difficult to work with for both owners and the groomers.

    And I have to add this, but I mean no personal offense to you..but as a poodle lover, it drives me crazy when clients say their dog looks like a poodle when they aren't happy with the hair cut...Its the most common saying I hear on all the forums, and I have yet to see a pic that does actually look like a poodle...Poodles do not have round, teddy heads...they have shaved faces and alot of hair on their legs..Sorry, its just a pet peeve of mine, so I try to educate people on what a poodle actually looks like...If I had pics on this computer, I would post one for you..but you can look thru the Before and After pics in this forum and see some.

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Quote Originally Posted by car-abusa View Post
    I took my dog to the groomer and told her to just trim, and that I still wanted him to look like a maltipoo
    I've been grooming professionally for long time, and I can't tell you how much the word "trim" frustrates me.

    When someone says they just want their dog "trimmed", I always ask two more questions:
    Do they want a full body haircut, AND how long do they want their dog's coat to be on the body.

    If you take your dog to be groomed again, tell the groomer how long you want your dog's hair to be after the haircut, and that should eliminate another misunderstanding like this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Graco22 View Post
    it drives me crazy when clients say their dog looks like a poodle when they aren't happy with the hair cut...Its the most common saying I hear on all the forums, and I have yet to see a pic that does actually look like a poodle...
    LOL......I'm glad I'm not the only one who hears this....I'm still trying to figure it out....

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Coming at you like a law sue! That just play WRONG what the groomer did to your dog I hope you have enough sweaters

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Moon, it was not necessarily wrong, please read Graco's post before you go blaming the groomer! The dog was not injured in any way, there was no actual wrong-doing - sounds like a miscommunication to me. And IF the dog was matted - shame on the owners - NOT the groomer.

    I personally do not like the cut. But since I was not there to feel the dog's coat, I make no judgement on what the groomer did.

    And - I also do not see ANY resemblance to a poodle AT ALL! If thats what you think a poodle looks like - you need to do a little research on poodles!

    And - there is no standard cut for a "malti-poo" This is a mixed breed, and your pet looks like a maltese to me, an adorable one.

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Quote Originally Posted by GroovyGroomer777 View Post
    Moon, it was not necessarily wrong, please read Graco's post before you go blaming the groomer!
    Absolutely.

    The owner did not specify the length he wanted left on his dog.
    He only said he wanted the dog "trimmed", which is a very vague term, in my opinion.

    This was a case of miscommunication/misunderstanding.

    The dog was not harmed, and the hair will grow back.

    Although, I shouldn't be surprised.
    Everyone always blames us when their dog isn't "trimmed" the way they wanted.
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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Ok all, I am not a dog expert, maybe I should have said I want him to look like he does, just take a little off or something, but I did say I want him to look like a maltipoo, and to me that meant like he was, does it look like a trim to most of you ? it looks like almost a shave to me, I just hope it goes back to the way it was, I paid a lot of money for that puppy, oh he is just about to turn 5 months old, I will try and get some real photos of him so you can see. Thank you all for your input

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Quote Originally Posted by car-abusa View Post
    Ok all, I am not a dog expert, maybe I should have said I want him to look like he does, just take a little off or something, but I did say I want him to look like a maltipoo, and to me that meant like he was, does it look like a trim to most of you ?
    "Trim", is a relative term, in other words it means different things to different people.
    That's why I specifically ask, "How much length to you want left on your dog?', when someone says "Trim".

    To be fair, the groomer really should have been specific, and asked you how much length you wanted left on your dog.

    That's what I personally do when the owner is not specific about the length they want.

    If the dog is matted, and must be clipped shorter than the owner wants, I always let them know that I will have to clip the dog short because of the matting.

    That way, the owner is not surprised or shocked about the way their dog looks when they pick him/her up.
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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Here are the after and before pictures, he still is cute, but I liked him better before






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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    He is precious.

    He must have been a little devil on the table! I don't think the cut looks finished. But for a puppy, it may have been all they could do (wiggly pups not used to being groomed)

    Just keep in mind - there is no standard "maltipoo look" He is a cute mutt, sorry you paid so much money for a mixed breed, but hey...he will grow back.... hopefully the way you want....

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    Aw, he is cute! Though I would not say he is anywhere CLOSE to what I would call a shave, its looks like about half of the coat he had was clipped off. He is still at least an inch long from what I can tell, though the ponytail and longer hair on the head was clipped short. At 5 months, he is certainly now changing, or about to change from puppy coat to adult coat. Time will tell what his coat texture will be like when he is done changing over. I agree that the groomer should have gotten more specific lengths from you. Trim is just too generic of a term, (as are many others..for instance, you think the dog is practically shaved, I think he's nowhere near that) It is just hair, and trust me, it will grow back...fast..lol Just keep up with brushing and combing..he is certainly still long enough to need brushing and combing daily! Next time you take him in to the groomer, (and if you go back to the same groomer, it will be easier to specify how much longer than last time, as they should have record of what they did)...Tell them/show them exactly how much hair you want off or left..If you want the ponytail back, if you want fuller legs, etc. Again, there is NO SUCH THING as a Maltipoo haircut...they are a mixed breed, and no such haircut exists, as they have no breed standard, etc. Not all maltipoos look alike, so what you think your particular mix should look like may not be what the next person thinks they should look like. Be very specific about every aspect of the pup's haircut. Just take it as a learning experience, and now you know more info in order to explain the haircut you want to the groomer.

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    I have no idea about grooming as I have never owned a dog that needed anything besides a wash and a nail trim ....but would it help to bring a picture of what you want?......I do that when I go to get my hair cut if I'm going for something else then my regular style

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Quote Originally Posted by car-abusa View Post
    I did say I want him to look like a maltipoo
    That means nothing, maltese poodle crosses can look very different from each other and be cut many different ways. Since your dog is part poodle, saying he looks like a poodle seems perfectly fine
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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    I am new to this breed, so I guess I didn't realize there were so many variations, it's just that all the maltipoo's I looked at before I bought him (and I looked at a lot) looked like the "before" picture, so that's why I said "keep him looking like a maltipoo" the only reason I paid more than I wanted to for him, was because it was like a couple of days before Christmas, and I wanted to get it for my son. I know that some people say that they are mutt's, (although I think that means that they are from unknown origins, the breeder said that it was from a Maltese and a poodle) I think he is a hybrid HA ! HA !
    (trying to justify what I paid !) It was worth the money to see the look on my son's face ! Take care all.

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    Re: Look at what they did to my maltipoo !

    Quote Originally Posted by car-abusa View Post
    I am new to this breed, so I guess I didn't realize there were so many variations, it's just that all the maltipoo's I looked at before I bought him (and I looked at a lot) looked like the "before" picture, so that's why I said "keep him looking like a maltipoo" the only reason I paid more than I wanted to for him, was because it was like a couple of days before Christmas, and I wanted to get it for my son. I know that some people say that they are mutt's, (although I think that means that they are from unknown origins, the breeder said that it was from a Maltese and a poodle) I think he is a hybrid HA ! HA !
    (trying to justify what I paid !) It was worth the money to see the look on my son's face ! Take care all.
    Nope, while you pup is very cute she is a mutt or mix.....multipoo is not a breed of dog...so they can very depending on what traits they take from the sir and dam...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugmom View Post
    Nope, while you pup is very cute she is a mutt or mix.....multipoo is not a breed of dog...so they can very depending on what traits they take from the sir and dam...
    And because reputable breeders will not breed mixes, its hard to say of the health and quality of breed standard your pup's parents were. Chances are the parents themselves weren't registered, and weren't high quality dogs in reference to breed standard. That is why there can be such variation in a "malti-poo" or "yorki-poo" etc. There is no standard, and the quality of the dogs being used for breeding these mixes is many times questionable. I've seen maltese that were 4 pounds, and maltese that were 15 pounds. I've seen maltese with long silky hair, and maltese with full,thick bushy coats. And that is the case for every breed, not just maltese...But that is why there is so much variation in the mixes...there is variations in the "purebreeds". That does not mean that your pup is not an excellent pet, and is making your family so happy to have him. He definitely is a cutie, and thats what matters most. He has a loving home and a caring owner.

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