hi thr ,thanks for your prompt response what im trying to ask is its my first time having this puppy and I havent had experience keeping his fur long as i always opt for puppy cut whenever his fur grows so this time round i intend to keep his fur long for once and wonder if its suitable based on his face looks.Secondly As some people mention male maltese look very girly with long coated fur. Just curious based on your experience roughly how long it takes for a puppy cut maltese to grow to a full length ?:biggrin:Anyway Milo look awesome too ^^I'm not sure what you mean.
I have a boy the same age as yours and I am growing his coat out - his coat has never been cut though.
hi thr sorry if i sound complicated to you.I think you get roughly what i mean as i worry the coat isn't suitable as its my first puppy maltese and for cottony coat hmm....i think its quite soft and cottony though hehe as partly i realise wow there are many fabulous maltese in long coat here not so fluffy and messy but straight and cuteNot sure about your question either.....
I'd suggest you just try to grow it long and see if you like it. Not all Maltese are blessed with the correct silk coat. It's hard to tell about Tobi's from the picture. If he has a more cottony coat, you'll want to keep him in a puppy cut.
Give it a try and see what you think.
Thanks for your compliment .Yes I think i shall try .And hmmm...pardon me askin if i were to intend to keep in long ...what are the additional things I need to take note of :innocent::ThankYou:Most people with maltese in long coats do a "Sanitary trim" on the tummies and private parts to help them stay cleaner but the outside fur stays longer - I'm not sure if that what you meant or not.
I say grow it out and see how you like it - you can always cut it again.
You baby is ADORABLE!!! Love that face!
Hi and welcome ! It is hard to tell from a pic what the coat texture is like but it is possible to grow a coat on a dog in a puppy coat. He is a cutey !
Hi Ashley ,Tobi is so adorable! I love his little smile.
Depending on the dog, growing his coat out to the ground will probably take 9-12 months or so. Of course, you may not want it to the ground. Some people cut it so it's somewhere between full coat and puppy cut.
If clippers have been used on him, once it gets a bit longer, you'll probably want your groomer (or you, if you're brave) to try scissoring the ends so everything grows in more even/nicely.
One of the toughest parts is growing out the face because hairs will probably be poking him in the eye for a while, so it's a battle to keep them down and away from the eyes. You'll want to get some little baby clips to keep the tiny hairs up. Some people use gel to keep the other hairs down on the muzzle until they grow long enough to stay down by themselves. Unfortunately, during that time, the hair in the eyes can promote tearing (and sometimes staining), so you have to be as vigilant as possible about it.
Hope that helps a bit. Welcome and can't wait to see more pics of your Tobi and your Chi
noted ya thats why i was thinking keep long once after then get puppy cut back again as partly our country is summer all day longI just love the pictures, he has such a cute smile.
Remember with longer hair there is a lot of brushing/combing involved.
Thanks alot ! Yeah but for a short while hope to see how will he look in longer coat :thumbsup:Tobi looks soooo cute in his puppy cut! He has a great smile by the way. I gotta say havng a long coat does take a lot of work, but as everyone has mentioned, it's all up to you and your preference. I think he will look cute either way
on this coming may 28 he gonna turn 1 years old. ^^How old is Tobi? If he hasn't gone through his coat change yet, you might want to wait to try to grow his coat long. They get their adult coat towards the end of their first year and mats can really be a problem.
Tobi is a cutie pie! Good luck growing out his hair! I'm sure he'll look gorgeous!
I rather like the puppy cut on your puppy. B)
I heard in our local dog forum that eye envy works ..haiz after trying it hmm...it doesn't seem working on tobi though ..so after browsing SM forum I heard tylan /angel eyes powder or spa lavish facial scrub works...:w00t:haven't ever heard of eye envy working for anyone, unfortunately.
I DO think your sweetie will be adorable in long hair, tho!
Thanks thr ...hehe yah tobi looks nice on puppy cut too just thought of keeping his coat long for once know hope his fur grows fast haha... already bought colour coordinated latex bands.. tail comb,mesh paper for folding his fur next would be trying out Spa Lavish facial scrub ...:thumbsup: thanks alot for your advice appreaciated:blush:I think Tobi looks adorable in his puppy cut...one of the cutest Maltese with a puppy cut I've seen! ...but my favorite style IS a full coat. I have two Malts and although I love full coats, it's just too time consuming for me personally (I COULD take the time to do it, but I'd rather not! lol).
If you decide to grow his hair out, it will take about 9 months to 1 year to grow a complete coat depending on how fast his coat grows, how much damage to the coat there is/was, etc. Once his coat grows out a few inches, you can hand scissor the ends of the coat all over to even him out (the clippers break the coat and split the ends so it looks nicer to hand scissor once it grows out some). He looks like he has a nice, thick coat but I cannot tell from the photos if it is silky or cottony.
If you don't already have one, get a Madan pin brush...you will need one for his growing coat! Any pin brush without the balls at the ends of the pins will work fine. Don't use a slicker brush on him, as it will break his coat and make it impossible to grow out. Always use water or a grooming spray when you brush him out (daily, of course)...and I suppose that is all the advice you really need!
I think he looks good either way! You have had some great advise on here! Def. invest in a madan brush, some bands, rat tail comb, etc. Our own Maggie (ie luvmy furbaby) has just about everything you need in her store if you want to talk with her for things you still need.
I recommend the coat spray she has called "Quicker Slicker". It helps detangle and condition the coat. Never brush the coat dry, always spray with something! and no need to soak the coat in spray, just a spritz or 2 of the quicker slicker will do.
Thks sweetie bisou looks soooo cute and white !!! ~ anyway just curious hmm...which country are you from ?Oh I LOVE your video and sweet baby Tobi!! What a cutie!!!
PS- Eye Envy has worked for us..we use both the liquid and the powder and it does lighten up the stains very well for us.
I will have to say though, it seems a lot of people think it is the same thing as Tylan or Angel Eyes..but it's not at all. Eye Envy only takes care of the stains externally, it's not meant to stop the actual staining.
My Eye Envy bottle is brown not blue. Maybe it's different in Singapore..but I don't know why it would be as it would probably be imported from the US, no? I buy mine off of taobao now..and it's the same as when I buy it in the US.
I'm in Shanghai!
No problem but I'm not Chinese! LoL!!
haha thanks shiloh looks so cute :thumbsup: yah wanted to keep tobi fur long for da first time....:chili:I personally love the puppy cut on Tobi!! Love his happy face!!
WELCOME TO SM, love the last picture of you Tobi, I think he's just adorable the way he is