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First time going to the groomers

Alfie is 4.5 months and it is almost time for his first grooming! I really want him to look the same but with just a shorter cut. If I told the groomer cut it to 1 or 1 1/2 inches and the same length all over, would he look the same but with just shorter hair? Do I need to get specific or can I just call it a puppy cut? Do I have to say scissors and no shaving?
I also need to find a good groomer. Do I look for one that specifically deals with smaller dogs? Thanks in advance!
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Alfie is soooo cute!!! Tucker is getting there too. He is 4 months and a woolly fluff ball. Most on here have said 2"-3" is better but it is all personal preference. It will grow back. With Tucker we know we are going to lose the black tips which we really hate to lose on him but there is not much way around it unless we get Jackie's hairstylist to color it back in!!! Yea...that's man thinking right there. Guys will try anything once!!! On a serious note there will be some who will chime in with way more experience than myself with Havanese trimming and puppy cuts. Best of luck and please post up pictures when he is done so we can all see him. It will help others make their decisions.
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Molly's first couple times at the groomers were basically making things look neat and the trimming was done with scissors. Eventually she did start using a clipper on her body but she still scissors the legs and head. Be very specific about how you want the head and face done. Decide whether you want to cut around the eyes or grow out into a top knot. Tell them not to shave the nose. Also some people cut the ears shorter while others let them grow long. Remember hair does grow back if you don't like something but the face takes a long time to get back to natural once you cut it short around the eyes.
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Here is a picture of Molly as a puppy. This is an example of how the face and head looks if you cut the hair around the eyes. I see a groomer every six weeks to maintain her cut.
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Here is a full body shot.
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Those are beautiful shots of Molly that can show a groomer what a nice puppy cut looks like.
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Those are beautiful shots of Molly that can show a groomer what a nice puppy cut looks like.
Yes, I was just thinking that I should just show the groomer Molly's pictures of her haircut. That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much for the advice!!
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I am going to show my groomer Molly's cut also! So cute!
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Alfie is just a little doll Erica he is going to look darling no matter what!
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The only advice our vet said to tell the groomer was not to cut Rocky's eyelashes. She said they would not grow back if cut. I had no idea about that but he does have some loooong eyelashes.
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