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I'm thinking about getting Riley's hair cut and i need some ideas for a boy haircut. He is in full coat right now, but it's just too hot this summer and i would like him to be more comfortable. I want to keep his topknot, but i'm just not sure how to have the groomer cut his face and how to have his body cut. I love the Cosy cut, but i don't think that would work on a boy, but i'm just not sure. At first my husband was a little put off by the idea of Riley getting his haircut since he has been in full coat for over 2 years, but i explained why i want his hair cut and he understood. He was just a little surprised that i would suggest it as he knows how much i love having Riley in full coat. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA
 

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Debbie, I just saw your thread, maybe you should keep Riley's face longer kinda like Ava's and a body short like Tater Tots.



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I just saw your thread also.

As far as being 'cliquish', I personally think the 'clique' are no longer posting, although I could be wrong.

Since I do most of my own grooming, I pretty much do the same haircut on all my dogs, which is the modified Cosy, with the topknot in place. I think it works for boys or girls.

You should take a look at Mandy's Jax, he has a nice haircut that doesn't make him feminine.
 

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Hmmm...it sounds like your not sure about cutting him just yet.
Or maybe because your hubby isn't sure.
He has great hair.
Maybe a HUGE trim but still keep most of the length?

If you do lean towards cutting him down,
What are you going to do with his body?
Puppy cut or long legs with short body?
Maybe you could give Riley a lion cut?

What about the Jett style but keeping a topknot?
 

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I think Riley would look adorable in any kind of cut! I really do like the Tatumn look, too.

It's so hard to find a good groomer here so now that I have one that I like, not love, I just bring the girls and say a little prayer and so far so good, but they are both in short cuts - but in and out of the groomer in an hour or two at the most which we all love! :)

I hope you come back.
 

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I think Riley would look adorable in any kind of cut! I really do like the Tatumn look, too.

It's so hard to find a good groomer here so now that I have one that I like, not love, I just bring the girls and say a little prayer and so far so good, but they are both in short cuts - but in and out of the groomer in an hour or two at the most which we all love! :)

I hope you come back.
Agreed!!! :thumbsup:

Maybe some threads are slower at getting off the ground, and then pick up momentum later??
 

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Aw, Debbie, I hope you don't go~~~ :prayer:

I'm not much help, but I agree with Andrea; that Gaylord has an adorable cut!!! I think your Riley would look darling in it.

Or maybe you could do the Cosy cut on Riley, but forgo the Clydesdale legs (I think the long hair on the legs look sort of girly)?? If you're okay with letting his topknot go, I really like Archie's cut. I also like Roo's cut (from what I can remember), and Jett's cut.

Sorry, I'm of no help, but I really hope you stay. :grouphug:
 

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I have seen the Cosy cut on boys, and think it looks wonderful on boys!

I also like the Gaylord cut! I think you should go for it!
 

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I have some 'better' recent photos of Jodi in kind of a puppy cut but I've been trimming Jodi myself...so I may not be the best person to offer advice. Thinking also there are so many nicer examples of grooming to go by.
No closeups to see the mistakes...but I want to switch my siggy to my newer pics just the same.

The other day I printed 2 photos of boys that I liked as examples to go by but for the life of me I can't remember which ones they were. I think it was someone who posted 2 examples of someone elses pups whose cuts she liked. When I get a chance I'll let you know (here at work and swamped but got online anyhow, just couldn't resist:thumbsup:).
 

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Deb - not sure if you are around still but here's my thought.

I have a hard time with boys cuts too. I really liked Hunter when he had his topknot and a really short face. He barely had a beard and his ears came down just to his nose. His picture is in my avatar. I can't remeber how we arrived at this cut, I think the groomer just kept cutting till I yelled STOP :)
 

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i hope you dont go , im contemplating getting a puppy cut for dolce and im at lost about the face as well , i kinda want it short like ponyo. but then im not certain he will look good .. i like the way jett looks too with his little bobhaircut.

and reason i didnt reply earlier was because i didnt see this post ..
i hope you dont go .
 

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Hey my Jett is in a type of Cosy cut and he want everyone to know he's ALL man!:HistericalSmiley:

I'm partial to my modified lamb cut. Bobbed head, short body, legs and tail left long.:wub:
 

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Thank You Julie, i sure did and i didn't get any ideas for Riley's face.

I would like to thank everyone for their advice. Very cliquish place indeed, i won't be back.
I just saw your thread also.

As far as being 'cliquish', I personally think the 'clique' are no longer posting, although I could be wrong.

Since I do most of my own grooming, I pretty much do the same haircut on all my dogs, which is the modified Cosy, with the topknot in place. I think it works for boys or girls.

You should take a look at Mandy's Jax, he has a nice haircut that doesn't make him feminine.
Debbie - could you please explain to me what you mean by SM being a "very cliquish place" in this thread or post's responses?? I really don't understand where you came up with that. A member suggested that you see a post that addresses the puppy cuts and has lots of Maltese summer cuts to look at. What's cliquish about that? I'd really like to know. Those of us in that post were not going to post and be repetitive. I love the posts that give me lots of options in one place. I don't think your comment was warranted or fair to members. Either I'm really not understanding people these days or else I wonder about intentions and stirring up controversy where there is none. JMHO.
 

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:thumbsup:I am only speaking for myself but many threads are over looked, I have seen many with one response on them, I believe it hurts people, they think no one gives a care about them or the questions they ask.
Example: I made a thread a couple weeks ago on a certain dog food I had purchased and noticed there was Rosemary in it, I needed to know if I should take it back and get another brand, I waited and waited for someone to post, I received one.:unsure: it use to be I would have received many posts that were helpful to my decission making. I decided to let my girls have the food, buttt I would have had peace of mind if others who had used the product would have posted.
Why oh why do we HAVE to always follow the rules and go to a different area to post, sometimes we just need advice right then.
 

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Debbie -- I'm sorry that your feelings were hurt. We love you. Hope you will decide to stay with us and help us work through these difficulties.

As far as the cut, first let me say that I'm surprised that you've decided to cut Riley down as his coat is gorgeous, but I do understanding why you want to.

I like Jett's cut and think it could work well with or without a top knot. I also think that the cut that Pat had done on Ava would be good on Riley and not make him look feminine.

Hugs you -- please don't be hurt. We love you.
 

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:thumbsup:I am only speaking for myself but many threads are over looked, I have seen many with one response on them, I believe it hurts people, they think no one gives a care about them or the questions they ask.
Example: I made a thread a couple weeks ago on a certain dog food I had purchased and noticed there was Rosemary in it, I needed to know if I should take it back and get another brand, I waited and waited for someone to post, I received one.:unsure: it use to be I would have received many posts that were helpful to my decission making. I decided to let my girls have the food, buttt I would have had peace of mind if others who had used the product would have posted.
Why oh why do we HAVE to always follow the rules and go to a different area to post, sometimes we just need advice right then.
I saw that post and didn't answer only because I didn't know the answer and didn't wanna clog your thread with "I dunno"... was hoping someone else knew about rosemary extract. I'm sorry you felt bad :(
 
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