Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 35

Thread: Does anyone have there Cav's hair cut?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    893
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Mindy has never been trimmed on purpose (a few times the groomer got scissor happy) other than her feet. I felt so sorry for her when I let the hair grow between her pads so I do get it trimmed. Sometimes I end up trimming her backside because it tends to collect burrs. I try to brush her out right away after walks but if I miss some and she gets matted it's easier to cut them out because she really doesn't like much grooming in that area. The heat and humidity has really bothered her in the summer the last couple of years (she's 11). but she doesn't have the heavy coat that many Cav's seem to have (probably why her breeder decided against showing her) so I don't think trimming would make much of a difference.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    St. Peters, Missouri
    Posts
    62
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have never cut Alice's hair yet, I didn't think you were really supposed to, except the hair that grows between their paw pads, I've heard that gets long. Alice's "paw hair" is getting long, but I haven't cut it yet, I was doing good to get her nails trimmed while she was sleepy the other night! After we got her I did do a ummmm "private area" trim with my clippers though... why oh why do dogs have to have so much hair there? It gets pee on it, or poo stuck... We already have a goldendoodle, schnoodle, and a westie who go to the groomers about every 10 to 12 weeks, and it had gotten sooo expensive. I actually just groomed my Westie myself, he doesn't look perfect, but looks OK. (We shave him down, except for his head, he stays much cleaner with out the westie "skirt".) Between their regular grooming we bathe all 5 dogs about every 3 weeks with a WONDERFUL shampoo from Nature's Specialties called Plum Silky. They smell yummy afterwards for many days! We also do the "privacy area" shaves on all 5 dogs whenever needed. If we wait too long to shave our Westie he will have massive poo stuck to him!
    I heard a lady call it a "Brazilian" the other day...

    Tawna

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    732
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I always swore I wouldn't trim Daisy at all because she is so beautiful with her long, silky hair. However, I did trim a tiny bit off her tummy feathers which were dragging the ground (maybe an inch or even a little less), and I trimmed off some hair from the back of her slippers. You know, the part that sticks straight out from the back of their paws? It just gets soooo dirty when we go for walks that I thought I'd give it a try with taking some of that off. It's not noticeable at all and it does make some difference in the greyness of her feet after a walk on our neighborhood streets.

    I will never have her over-all trimmed unless she has a health issue that demands it, as other have said above. I have 2 fosters right now who are trimmed and they just don't look right to me. And their hair sticks straight out all over, making them appear even pudgier than they actually are. And an all over shave? No way. I don't even think they look like Cavaliers at that point. I rescued a Cavalier from a shelter that literally looked like a miniature St. Bernard. She was shaved to about 1/2 inch long all over. Yikes.

    Occasionally, if Daisy has a "cling-on" (you know what I mean), I will just trim off that hair with the offending cling-on, figuring that was obviously the hair in harm's way. She is so hairy all over that no one would ever notice a little bit missing back there. Honestly, I have never had a dog whose tummy is even covered thickly with hair like Daisy's! Her markings aren't perfect, and she's too big, but she definitely has the coat of a show dog!

    BTW, I looked at the picture of the Crufts ( or Westminster, I can't remember) winning Cavalier and I was kind of appalled that it was so obvious that his ears had been blunt cut! If you are going to have a breed standard that says no trimming allowed, then that's the way it should be judged. If I were a judge, I would have eliminated him based on that! He looked weird, sort of like a poodle or bichon shape in terms of his ears, IMO. I do not like the poofy ear thing some showers are doing with Cavaliers. I think they look much prettier with long, silky ears, not teased poofs on both sides of their head.

    (Just thought I'd throw that observation in since we are talking about trimming vs. nontrimming.)

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    MO
    Posts
    114
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Does anyone trim up the boys priv. part......I dont know if I am crazy but I have to wipe him everytime he comes inside cuz he is wet there...I would be scared to do it..but if he was sleeping...I cant wait for his ears to get longer hair...now it looks like he has to fluffy pony tails LOL!!

    With all that has been said I think for sure I will NOT get his hair cut at all if I trim the butt and the paws I will do it myself..I would be afraid that they would take to much off...

    Proud Mom of Boy/Girl Twins..."Brandon & Brianna"
    Now a Proud Mom of our New Puppy
    Born 1/1/2009 "Rex"

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    meath, ireland
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I wouldn't cut Holly's hair apart from the paw pads for comfort and to keep the feathering neat. The cavalier coat is so beautiful I think its a real shame to touch unless the dog needs it done for medical reasons.
    I saw a poor little cav puppy at the weekend with almost all of the hair cropped. The poor little fella looked so wrong and sad.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    New Jersey USA
    Posts
    2,986
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by luvhavinbgtwins View Post
    Does anyone trim up the boys priv. part......I dont know if I am crazy but I have to wipe him everytime he comes inside cuz he is wet there...I would be scared to do it..but if he was sleeping...
    Opinions will vary on this but I have this done every time I groom. It's called a sanitary trim. It's about the only thing I have done, but I find it essential.
    Lani
    (a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Maldon essex
    Posts
    826
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Harley had terrible mats in his ears, they were so hot to, and when he scratched his claws got caught and i was so worried of him getting stuck like that while i was out, so heres one with his ears short, they are regrowing though and i love them more and more, i think i will have to cut them again at some point but for now there are about half grown and do look nicers. You can see him in my avatar pic. di
    What's the difference between a new husband and a new dog? After a year, the dog is still excited to see you.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    N Wales UK
    Posts
    141
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I now want to see what a totally shaved cav looks like ! - maybe like a puppy foxhound?? We're still growing our ears and chest back after the RSPCA barbers!
    Mum of Jasper Heidi Spiky Pixie Pudding Minnie Butterbean Bubbles Jamie & Tesni & baby Daniel

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Southwest Florida
    Posts
    1,083
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    All three of the recent fosters/ rescues I've had have been clipped and I must say it is sooo much easier! They brush right off when they go in the woods and shed less. But they don't look as good for sure!

    I don't clip mine, and I'm desperate for Winn's hair to grow back. He has obviously been cut short his entire life and he has these very strange hard "whiskers" all over his body! Like the clipping changed the feel of some of his hairs.
    Trisha in Southwest Florida
    Cavaliers: Casey, Ollie, & Winston and usually a foster or two! Cats: Pebbles & Benson

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Chicago suburbs
    Posts
    993
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Does anyone trim up the boys priv. part......I dont know if I am crazy but I have to wipe him everytime he comes inside cuz he is wet there...I would be scared to do it..but if he was sleeping...
    Yes, I forgot to mention that, I have done that on both of mine. I think I've only trimmed it twice though, because their hair doesn't grow very fast in that area, and you're right, make sure they are sleeping or can stand very still while you're doing it!
    Carrie - Mom to my boys, Miles (a Ruby born 4/15/07) and Truman (a B&T born 11/28/07) and my girls, cats Hailey and Kayla (born @ 4/15/04 - they were found as strays )

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •