We have received a lot of questions about our hair since we started this blog. Everyone seems to wonder how we feel about the traditional Poodle cut (exposed behind, fur balls on the legs and tail).
While we admire our fellow Poodles who can pull this look off, it is not how we like to wear our fur. Thankfully, our humans agree and have always kept us looking sharp with “puppy cuts” or a level layer of fur covering the whole body. Although, maybe they do this just to keep the grooming bills down?
We think the Poodle form is beautiful but we are not competing at the Westminster Kennel Club so we’ll keep our puppy cuts. Just because the traditional cut is not our style doesn’t mean it is wrong. We understand how others can think it is silly to have a dog running around half-naked but many years ago Poodles started to be groomed this way so they were more aerodynamic while in the fields hunting. There is a lot of history behind this method of grooming.
We’ll keep our bottoms warm and respect our fellow Poodles who show theirs off.
Bella and DiDi
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