What is the difference between a puppy cut and a summer cut?

In some circles, the puppy cut can also be known as a teddy bear trim, summer cut, or kennel cut. I've even seen some salons turn their version of the trim into their “signature haircut.” Generally, the only things that change between theses trims are the names and the length of coat.

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What is considered a puppy cut?

A puppy cut is merely a term for a simple trim that leaves your dog with an even coat, usually around one to two inches in length. This simple trim makes brushing and upkeep between grooming appointments quick and easy. A puppy cut may be a good choice if your dog's fur tends to become matted between grooms.

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What is a summer cut on a dog?

It is ok to give your long-haired dog or cat a “summer cut”—trimming their long hair may make it more manageable. However, it is best to allow a professional groomer to perform the haircutting, and never shave down to the skin or try to cut the hair yourself with scissors.

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Is a puppy cut the same as shaving?

Puppy cut are a type of haircut for dogs that don't entail shaving the entirety of your pup's coat. A puppy cut entails leaving most of your dog's fur intact but shaving certain parts to keep them cool and attractive looking during the summer months.

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What is a summer cut in dog grooming?

A traditional “summer-cut” is a cut that means that all the length comes off the body, legs and skirt, the head gets styled short in proportion with the body length.

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Is a summer cut good for dogs?

A summer haircut may help you feel more comfortable during hot, humid summer weather, but it won't have the same effect on your pet. In fact, cutting or shaving your pet's fur can actually compromise your furry friend's ability to remain cool.

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What's the difference between a teddy bear cut and a puppy cut?

Teddy bear cuts are similar to puppy cuts in that they involve an even cut around the whole body. The only difference is that they're geared more towards curly-haired dogs like Poodles, Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, and any other -oodle you can think of!

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How long does a puppy cut last?

Most people opt for short “puppy” cuts which can last two to three months. Those who opt to keep their dogs' hair long and show ring ready can expect to have them groomed at least every four to six weeks. Silky dogs also need to be brushed regularly between grooms, especially those with longer hair.

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What does a teddy cut look like?

A teddy bear trim or teddy bear head usually describes a rounded, fluffy shape to the top of the head or entire face, so tends to be less confusing, although that also varies in style and length to suit the dog's size, head shape and coat, and how you want the ears to be.

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How short is summer cut dogs?

Leave at least one inch of hair when shaving your pet. This gives your pet enough coat to protect from sunburn and chilly summer nights. No close shaves. Resist the temptation to shave your dog close to the skin.

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What is the best cut for dogs?

There are a variety of meats that work well for dogsyou can feed your dog. Chicken, beef, and pork are likely the most common choices, but there are several other options, ranging from salmon to venison to alligator.

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What does a healthy cut look like on a dog?

New soft moist pink tissue should be forming in the area the wound was sustained in. If there is no new soft pink flesh forming where the wound was sustained, and you notice flesh around the wound is looking dark or feeling leathery, this is a bad sign.

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When should a puppy get a puppy cut?

Officially it is best to wait until your new puppy is 8-weeks old, and can leave their mother before you consider getting them groomed. Once the puppy has been introduced to its new home and has established relations with the new owner they can think about getting the puppy groomed.

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When can a puppy get a puppy cut?

A puppy's first visit to the groomer can take place 2 weeks after their second set of puppy vaccinations. Younger puppies are easier to train so a good early experience at the groomer will help with longer term grooming, not just for the groomer but also for when you groom your dog at home.

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How do you clean a puppy cut?

What should I clean the wound with? Warm tap water is recommended for cleaning most wounds. Warm saline (salt solution) may also be used. This may be made by adding approximately one level teaspoonful (5 mL) of salt (or Epsom salts) to two cups (500 mL) of water.

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How many months can a puppy cut nails?

When Can I start Clipping my Puppy's Nails? Start clipping puppies' nails within the first week of bringing your puppy home, usually from around six weeks old, then clip them every week, even if it's only a tiny amount. This would get them used to nail clipping.

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How often should you bathe your dog?

Generally speaking, a healthy dog with a short, smooth coat and no skin problems doesn't need to be bathed often. In most cases, dog baths are more for the benefit of their pet parents than for the dogs themselves. Even so, it's a good idea to bathe your pooch at least once every two to three months.

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When can you start brushing a puppy's coat?

The Introduction Stage:

You can start introducing your puppy to grooming as soon as you bring them home. You can spend the early days teaching your puppy to get used to being brushed, by brushing daily with a gentle brush such as a pin brush, or a puppy slicker brush.

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What does a puppy cut look like on a poodle?

Puppy Cut

Also a popular choice among poodle parents, the puppy cut is a simple, natural-looking trim that leaves your dog with an evenly cut length, typically 1 to 2 inches, all over. This is a highly modifiable look, so consult your groomer for a length that best fits your and your dog's preference and lifestyle.

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How do I tell my dog groomer what I want?

Say What You Want!

This keeps anything from getting lost in nuance. So, if you want your dog's hair to be a healthy medium length, don't say you don't want it short. Tell the groomer specifically that you want 3 inches off the top and a nice shiny conditioner.

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What is a 7 blade?

Blades differ in both size and material, with each blade given a number indicating the length of cut. Larger numbers trim hair shorter than lower numbers, with a #7 blade leaving about 1/8” of length. #7 blades are great for an all-over summer cut on the body of the animal, especially on mixed and wire coated breeds.

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What is a lion vs teddy bear cut?

A lion cut is for when a cat becomes severely matted. A teddy bear cut is for cats that have no matting, but the owners still want a shortish cut. The lion cut was originally the term used by vets to explain to cat owners what their cat would look like once the cut was completed.

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What to ask for teddy bear cut?

If you are wanting the teddy bear hair style ask for the following: Small notch shaved between the eyes. Short hair trim around the ears and eyes. Have the groomer use round scissors around the dogs muzzle.

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What two breeds is a teddy bear?

True to their adorable-sounding name, Teddy Bear dogs are a hybrid or designer cross breed of a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise or, alternatively, a Shih Tzu and a Maltese.

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