The Poodle’s coat is one of the most versatile and can be shaped into a variety of clip styles. The style you choose largely depends on how much time you are willing to spend grooming it, your lifestyle and if you plan on showing your Poodle or not.
If you are not planning on showing your Poodle, there are a variety of clip styles to choose from. The trims with the coat left shorter are easier to care for and dry faster in the winter. The following clip styles are generally the best for companion Poodle owners:
Puppy Clip: In this style, the base of the tail, the feet, and the face are shaved, while the hair on the rest of the body is kept long.
Lamb Clip: In this style, the base of the tail, feet, and face are shaved, while the top knot, tail and legs are kept fluffy. Length of hair depends upon preference.
Kennel or Utility Clip
Face, feet, and base of tail are shaved closely. Body hair is short all over and just scissored into shape. Top knot and tail are left longer than the body hair. This is a great clip for summer and is very easy to take care of. Length of body hair depends upon preference.
Summer, Miami of Bikini Clip
Face, feet, and base of tail are shaved closely. Body hair is left fluffy but not too long and then scissored into shape. The legs are shaped into a pom at the bottom starting just above the wrist and the hock ending just above the feet. Length of hair depends upon preference.
Town and Country Clip
Face, neck area, wide belly band, feet, and base of tail are shaved closely. Also there are narrow lines shaved closely between the withers along the spine into the belly band and also between the hips along the spine into the belly band. The rest of the hair is left fluffy and scissored into shape and the edges of the lines are curved. Length of body hair depends upon preference.
When deciding on one of the clip styles above, keep in mind that longer coats require more brushing to avoid getting mats. If you want your Poodle to purposely have mats, then you could consider keeping your Poodle's coat like that of a Corded Poodle. Keeping the face, feet and base of the tail clipped very short is better for hygiene and cleanliness. If you leave a moustache on your Poodle, food often gets trapped there, which can become rather smelly. Also, keeping the feet cut short helps prevent dirt and mud from tracking in your house.
Before Riggs After
Before Max - Poodle Standard after
Before Pepper After : Town and Country Clip
Pepper Kennel clip
Bikini clip,owner prefer short body Buttons
Before Josh After
Merry (winter cut)
Before Mandy After: kennel Clip
Mandy on winter cut - Lamb Clip
Maddy - summer cut or kennel cut
Maddy winter cut: Lamb Clip
Coco Short cut-Poodle feet and face - Kennel Clip
Katie standard poodle and german shepard
Before Katie After