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    Default bentley got mugged!!!!!

    ................................ of his hair!!!!! i bit the bullett and took bentley to the groomers, 1st time ever in the whole 2 years we have had him. it was an independant groomers, with a sign outside sayin proffesional show standards. so they asked what i wanted and i said whatever they thought was best as i didnt know what to ask for. they said 'some feathering' etc and i said whatever they ususually do for cavi's..... 3 hours later i went to collect him, they asked me to pay before they got him, fair enough, but i wasn't ready for what they have done. my baby has a buzz cut all over!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my jaw just fell open. a beagle has longer fur than him. in certain places he is nearly bald!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    im sorry, im just so shocked and didnt know who else to talk to. i know it will grow back, but why would they thibk this is what i wanted!!!!!

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    to go from this:





    to this:





    what were they thinking??????????????????

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    sullivan (lab) 'you have left a huge paw print on my heart and the pain is just a reminder that i loved and love you always'

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    You are experiencing the same thing many (if not most) Cavalier owners experience if they take their dogs to the groomers. I'm so sorry -- I know I'd be very upset! Lots of people have this happen even when they give very, very specific instructions. There have been lots of threads on here about that. So if it makes you feel any better, you are definitely not alone.


    What little clipping I feel is necessary with Daisy (bottoms of feet and occasionally around her private parts) I do myself for fear of just what you experienced. I know myself and I definitely would not handle getting a beagle-looking cavalier back! I don't know what would come first -- the tears or the rage, but I would definitely have both! I picked this breed because of their lovely coat and because they did not need clipping, so if a groomer did that to Daisy, I'd lose it.

    Again, I'm sorry they did that to Bentley. At least he'll be cooler, I guess.

    OK, now I see the pictures in your 2nd post. I can't believe they even shaved his ears!!!!! (He's still very cute, though!)
    Last edited by Daisy's Mom; 14th July 2010 at 11:29 PM. Reason: I wrote my reply before you posted the pictures. He doesn't really look like a beagle! I was going off your original post!

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    they shaved inside his ears too! i am just gob smacked, i honestly didnt know what to do. the 1st thing i said was 'oh my dear god' and their response..... 'at least he is shiny'! i then just walked out the shop and broke down in my car. he was shivering like he was cold he just doesn't look like bentley anymore, i can see he looks cute but i think its cuteness where you feel sorry for him more than anything (i feel awful for saying that, but i cant help it!) x
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    sullivan (lab) 'you have left a huge paw print on my heart and the pain is just a reminder that i loved and love you always'

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    You poor thing! You are making me want to cry, too! The good thing is that hair grows back, so this isn't permanent! I'm sure it will look less shocking over time, too, as you get used to it. Some people deliberately shave their Cavaliers like that in the summer. I rescued one from our local shelter who was shaved. She looked just like a miniature St. Bernard. Our departmental secretary adopted her and she shows me pictures of her all the time. Her hair has grown back and she is gorgeous now.

    And yes he is still cute, and not pitiful cute, but just plain cute! That face and those big eyes are adorable. Don't beat yourself up (now whether you should beat the groomer up is another question... Just kidding!)

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    Aw he's still a cutie! But I can understand your shock!

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    Oh poor you.......

    Dont panic it will grow back. Leo had a cut like that once even his head...he looked like a US marine with his buzz cut

    I explained I didnt want him cut that short and now they do a really good "trim"
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    I'm another one who has had your experience once in the past, but it made me realise that, like everything else, you have to do a bit of research and sleuthing around in order to find a good service. I went to someone who had 30 years experience, so assumed it would be OK, but it was not.

    Only thing to do is "shop around" and find someone who knows how to use SCISSORS and perhaps those trimmers which allow you to leave some length of hair. So many groomers seem only to know how to use clippers these days.

    Try not to worry too much - it will soon regrow and you must put it down to "experience" this time.
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    Poor Bentley and poor you. Itís always the same story. It is hard to get a decent groomer these days. I think they just use the clippers because itís quick and easy and not much skill is needed. Using Scissors takes time. I also had enough of groomers thatís why I do mine myself now.
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    that's shocking!!! poor Bentley!!

    I would go back to the shop and ask for your money back!!

    I usually have Barney clipped in the summer but the groomer I go to does exactly what I want. Round ears, no claws showing, no skirt but a little feathering on his legs, they check each time if there are any changes!!

    This year I've kept his coat on and he's doing fine in the hot spells, just more fuss with his coat getting things like sticky buds out.

    You are within your rights to a refund as the goods/service you expected are very lacking!!!!

    It will grow back but he'll look a bit strange for a while!! I've never seen a Cav with shaved ears before...

    Take care, Teresa...x

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