well...that's a puppy... so i'd ask for a puppy cut.
you'll need to take a pic and explain to the groomer what you're after...
however, not all groomers have the talent to groom to your specifications. that's the reason why i started grooming my dogs from the beginning.
What i did was to say exactly how i wanted Baci's hair to be ,when we went from long to what i call a modified puppy cut.
I did see other Maltese grown dogs and pups in my neighborhood If i like the cut or if i hated the cut i asked everyone where they went then it was process of elimination. Good luck
This is my first and only experience with groomers...
and after, yes, it is the same dog these photos were taken on the same day:
this cut almost made me sick to the stomach, I just didn't like not recognising my own dog, the groomer brought him out when I went to pick him up, I didn't think she had Harry I was waiting for the next person to come out!
Though I might reconsider taking him back knowing I can ask for the style of cut that I'm after.
<span style="color:#000080">I agree, taking a picture may be very helpful. Or just go over EXACTLY what you want, like say 3 inches of hair all over, or the tail long and the rest shorter. I had a experience similiar to the poster above...it was not good!!! I asked for a puppy cut, thinking I would get something a little longer, kind of fluffy looking...nope, it looked like they took clippers to her. :bysmilie: I really wanted to cry but at that point they can't put it back. I took her home and NEVER returned to that place!! In all honesty I guess they did what I said but there idea was different then the picture I had in my head. Now I found a new place that I give specific instructions to every time (even thought it's always the same lady). Hope that helpful. I do really think the term "puppy cut" can be interpreted so many different ways.</span>