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    If and when you get a bichon that has a head shape that is kinda flat and wide or shaped like an egg rather than roundish would you #1 Completely accentuate this odd shape by taking the top really short. or#2 leave the top longer and disguise as best you could the odd shape making it appear a little rounder. (as much as possible)?

  • #2
    No flat tops on bichons. If they have real poofy fur like a bich. shape it how u want it to look, round. The fur is so thick usually it doesnt matter what the shape of the head..TheY (the clients) just want it to look like the Bichon pictures they see.

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    • #3
      Round is difficult for me especially because most of my bichons seem to want to tip their head to one side! Seems I'm always asking bichons to give me just one quick straight on look.

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      • #4
        Bichon

        I thought that they are supposed to be more round. I wonder why Bichons always seem to tip their heads like that? The ones I know also seem to have their mouths open as well?! Sup wit that?

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        • #5
          I like to make the hair round not matter what the head shape and then the owner comes over and shapes it like an egg or flat to the shape of the head. IMO looks very silly, was just wondering if others do that.

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          • #6
            Not really an answer but I do not have one bichon client that will let me do the actual head style! I've even asked a few with decent coated bichons and they all want the little round head. Bummer, because I really want to try one of those big heads!

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            • #7
              I have 2 bichon brothers that I groom regularly. The one has such a beautiful coat, I would LOVE to give him the fluffy rounded head and body. But, the owner always wants them shaved clean - even their heads!! I almost have to fight my clipper to actually make the passes over the head. Then the owner always comes in and says, oh there's my cute little boys and I'm thinking, where? all I am seeing is happy little mutts. Oh well...She's happy and the bichon's seem so happy just becuase they're making her happy, but I would love to talk her into leaving them poofy for awhile!

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              • #8
                Do not accentuate the odd head. Grow the hair in and create as round a head as you can.

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                • #9
                  A "proper" Bichon head was always described to me as slightly bell shaped, NOT round... is this not correct?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by milhasavilla View Post
                    I have 2 bichon brothers that I groom regularly. The one has such a beautiful coat, I would LOVE to give him the fluffy rounded head and body. But, the owner always wants them shaved clean - even their heads!! I almost have to fight my clipper to actually make the passes over the head. Then the owner always comes in and says, oh there's my cute little boys and I'm thinking, where? all I am seeing is happy little mutts. Oh well...She's happy and the bichon's seem so happy just becuase they're making her happy, but I would love to talk her into leaving them poofy for awhile!
                    Why is it ALWAYS the dogs w/the lovely coats that have the owners that want them to look like naked chickens? Of course the people that bring in the pictures of show Bishons and say "make him look like this", have dogs w/the whispy ****** coats! Go figure!
                    SheilaB from SC

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                    • #11
                      I have a Bichon that I have done for years. I try and try to make her head round. When I take her in the owners always say they love the way I make her head so square. At least they are happy.

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