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
Town and Country
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.
- Poodle Standard
Before Pepper After : Town and Country Clip Poodle
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