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just curious... aren't they supposed to start at about 8 weeks?? :blink: not sure. or when is it long enough to put a tie (rubber band or w/e you call it lol) in it? thanks
 

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Shelby, is Alice Ana only 8 weeks old? You have her already?
I would trim the hair a bit not rubber band it at that age.
 

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lol her age is on my ticker thing....
i don't have her yet, she's only 1mo, 1wk, 5days old.
when do you start pulling it back tho?
 

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As soon as they have enough hair to catch up in a topknot you can start. Use a small 1/4" or 5/16" grooming band, no bow until she gets used to the feel of it.
 

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I think a lot of breeders start pulling it back into a "baby top knot" as soon as there is even the smallest amount of hair. This is so they can get used to it. :)
 

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I would think at 12 weeks you could put a tiny band in it if needed.
You are getting her at 12 weeks?

no, eleven i think :unsure: i even asked the breeder to hold her...
its okay, we've got it figured out now from all the other threads... :blush:
thanks guys
 

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I would start with a little bit of hair to get her used to bands, but only as soon as she has enough hair so it's not tight.
 

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if you can get your breeder to start getting her used to it, i'd say the sooner the better. leila didn't start having her hair put up until about a week before i got her (so about 15 weeks) and it was a real struggle, and still sometimes is, to get her to leave it alone.
 

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I put one in Luigis hair right away---he tries to rub it out all the time & sometimes succeeds, but he will get used to it. He hardly has enough hair to hold it...LOL!
 
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