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Every day I think about this. I've chosen not to put her in oil or keep her crated....she's got lots of dresses she can't wear.....she gets knots so easily, tons of broken hair.... she hates getting bathed every 4 to 5 days.....:w00t:.....it all adds up....

I'm ready, and she's definitely ready for a hair cut (and spay).

Soooo, suggestions please....I want to take pictures with me to the groomer and good instructions. I have some ideas but not 100 % on the exact cut i want for her.
 

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I feel ya girl! I feel guilty when my pups are crated. I have started wrapping Triniti's hair (no oil) to keep it looking good.

With so much going on in your life, it will be easier for you if Ava is cut down. I hope you do find the groomer that can do the right cut for you!
 

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Pat, I'm so excited for you and Ava!! She is such a stunning baby any which way!! But I really think as small as she is, that she will look like the most adorable little wind-up toy zooming around in a short haircut!! I say any cut will look adorable on her. I love Cosy's summer cut, but I also think it's nice to go slow in the beginning so that you see what you like as you go. Either way, I am very excited for you! Casanova and Ava have the same hair, and I could totally relate to your trials and tribulations!! It is very nice hair, but it is very high maintenance!! Congrats! Welcome to an easier life for both you and baby Ava!
 

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My advice is take it a little at a time. That way you will find what you like best and works for little Ava. Get ready to be amazed at how tiny they are without all that hair!
 

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My advice is take it a little at a time. That way you will find what you like best and works for little Ava. Get ready to be amazed at how tiny they are without all that hair!

Brit, would you mind if I printed a picture or two from your album? Or do you have a picture i could use for the groomer?? I've looked at you album and my goodness....I'm in love.....:wub::wub:
 

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The last time we were in the ring, I was actually embarrassed by her coat....she is adorable, but she's not in the same class with real show dogs, LOL.

Yes,I have enjoyed the travelling and shows so much!!! But every time Stan gets sick, there goes a few more months....:angry:

Don't tell anyone..:innocent:....Elaine just put a deposit on a new LC Chihuahua....she'll need help showing two dogs...right? :whistle:

And I figure if I really get serious about showing, I'll get myself a real show dog instead of my widdle wind up fluffy one. :wub: So many people at the shows want Ava, they just love her...just not in the ring.
 

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The last time we were in the ring, I was actually embarrassed by her coat....she is adorable, but she's not in the same class with real show dogs, LOL.

Yes,I have enjoyed the travelling and shows so much!!! But every time Stan gets sick, there goes a few more months....:angry:

Don't tell anyone..:innocent:....Elaine just put a deposit on a new LC Chihuahua....she'll need help showing two dogs...right? :whistle:

And I figure if I really get serious about showing, I'll get myself a real show dog instead of my widdle wind up fluffy one. :wub: So many people at the shows want Ava, they just love her...just not in the ring.
I here ya and totally understand. Aolani has a cottony coat so I know how frustrating it could be. Ava is beautiful and I can't wait to see her in her new cut and attire :)
 

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If I was going to cut down one of my dogs, I like how Cassanova's hair is cut. When you look at his photos he doesn't immediately look cut down to me, and when he has clothes on you really can't tell because his legs, tail and facials are still long. It's a really nice cut. My main thing is not cutting the facials too short..I'm not really a fan of a short bobbed look on the face personally..I'd leave the facials longer like Cassanova's is.
 

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:thumbsup: you got that right!!!!! :chili:
I agree. Ava is absolutely adorable, but to have the stress of showing her, with all that's going on in your life, on your shoulders, and her little ones, just doesn't seem worth it. You were saying at Nationals how Ava was shy around so many people, so showing could have ended up being stressful for her. I have to say how proud I am of you being able to make a decision to stop. You had a fan club going here, but doing what's best for you and your family is most important. And now you can pick and choose "working" a show -- helping your friend-- or just going entirely for fun. And if at some point later you still want to show, well that's one more baby to add to your household.:w00t:
I bet Ava will look even cuter than she is in a short style. She's got that angelic face that will be there, hair or no. And less hair could equal, more clothes;)
Congrats on some freedom :)
 

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Coco is tiny, 4lbs. and I cut her hair because everytime I took her out she would get grass or weeds stuck on her. She is 10 months old and with the new cut she looks like a younger puppy. She really looks cute.
 
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