|This just might be my favorite vintage dog photo ever.|
|Proof poodle have always been associated with style|
|I really like this cut with the little puffs by the feet but easy and short.|
Now even I can see that a full show clip is a bit extreme, (this is one of Tuvok's relatives from D'barra toy poodles) , and of course it takes a tremendous amount of effort to maintain. I also can't help but wonder if the dogs like it (though I know Tuvok's breeder takes amazing care of her dogs and cherishes them, she is the epitome of a responsible breeder, and her toys are very active).
However, I do think there is a happy medium between shaved bald and show dog fancy. I knew when I got a poodle, I wanted it to look like a poodle. I wanted a practical clip I could maintain and that would be comfortable for the dog. Searching online I discovered, not very surprisingly, that I really liked a lot of the vintage style clips.
Most of these clips are not too extreme but definitely leave no doubt that the dog in question is a poodle. I'm a very proud poodle poodle print this is the most maligned breed I've ever owned and I had a large pit mix. Since adding Tuvok to the family I've had many people, including quite a few dog owners, express shock that I have a poodle or wrinkle their nose and basically say "eeeww a poodle." I think poodles are amazing, I'm a total breed convert now and and I definitely wan't it know that Mr. Tuvok is poodle and proud of it. So on our last trip to the vet for grooming, which we do every 4 to 5 weeks, I asked for a pretty traditional clip. I really like the results and Tuvok is comfortable and happy.