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    After reading that last thread about doodle grooming, I googled 'goldendoodles' just to see what came up. I found a dog info site that scares the **** out of me. I wonder where the heck they get there info from? This one is long, but it started off sounding great. It was about brushing your puppy every day - good, finding a professional groomer if you cannot do it yourself - ok, still good...then, NEVER shave your doodle because unlike a poodle it has fine hairs that protect from extreme heat/cold...what? It also says that lazy groomers use anesthesia and sedatives to groom dogs! The whole article comes across as sounding less than educated and full of bull. It makes me mad, but it gives you an idea of what is out there that the average unknowing pet owner will take as truth. Unbelievable! Why am I so pissy tonight and venting? I don't know, LOL!



    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/articles...legrooming.htm

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    One of my doodle clients printed off grooming instructions from that site to bring to me. I had to laugh a little. She has since gotten to the point that if she waits to long and the dog is matted, she just hands me the lead and says "I know" after I saved her one piece pelt one time. I actually still have it in a bag. SOME breeders will say anything to sell a puppy, but if you have to advertise to sell a puppy, you should not be breeding anyway IMHO. Groomers are bad and lazy and just want to take your money. Unlike breeders who sell mutts without health testing and screening to make money.

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    • #3
      Okay, I read the whole article. Now I'm all pissy and ticked off too.

      This was my favourite part:
      "Keeping your Goldendoodle's coat trimmed no less than 1 1/2"- 2" out from the skin...I personally use a "10 medium" on my Groom Master clippers by Oster." Neat trick, dontcha think.

      Of course, there was also the part about grooming "sheers" costing hundreds, so go to the sewing dept. of your local department store and buy a pair of scissors for $20. Oh, and then the part about being able to clip puppy nails using sharp scissors. Put Ivermectin in the ears. Don't use dog shampoo on your dog. Don't use flea shampoos on your dog - use people lice shampoo. Man, the list goes on and on.
      "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go." ~Dr. Seuss

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dogspaw View Post
        Groomers are bad and lazy and just want to take your money. Unlike breeders who sell mutts without health testing and screening to make money.
        Hear, hear! Thank you adding fuel to my spit fire, LOL! I know there are all types out there, some times I just feel like we aren't getting anywhere... I mean, I am glad all dogs exist so we have jobs. In fact, dogs can even get matted and we can charge more money to clean them up properly, I just don't want to see any suffering in any way from lack of grooming and I would like people to use their brains a little more.

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        • #5
          Amazing. In that entire long, long, long instruction, MATS are only mentioned twice.
          Once when talking about a slicker brush and later:
          "Sometimes the coat will mat underneath the armpits, so you may want to check there as well as behind the ears. Little tangles that can't be brushed or combed out can be trimmed off." Trimmed off with your sewing store scissors.....

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          • #6
            I am amazed at that article. Its all bull&#!%. Oh and not to mention, that I have met many doodles who have a wonderful curly poodley coat, just really coarse. Probably not the norm, maybe Im just lucky.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PAWS View Post
              Unbelievable! Why am I so pissy tonight and venting? I don't know, LOL!
              Hormones honey.......! LOL.
              A Light exists in Spring, Not present on the Year, At any other period -- When March is scarcely here...~~ Emily Dickensen~~

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MydogMissy View Post
                Hormones honey.......! LOL.
                OMG. I think you are right on track. That explains why I have done nothing but EAT all day long. Yup, she's a comin' soon....blech.

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                • #9
                  My favourite bit was never wash the face with shampoo, just use a wet face washer with only water...yuk.

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                  • #10
                    This article was so full of misleadings and false information I had to write to the website. The internet can be such a crazy place! LOL.

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                    • #11
                      While we are posting our favorite parts...

                      "There are many lazy groomers who use anesthesia or other sedatives on dogs when they groom and this is highly inappropriate as well as dangerous! If a groomer has a problem with you watching them work on your dog or waiting while they work on your dog, I'd find another groomer. Unfortunately, many canine deaths and injuries have been linked to lazy, inexperienced groomers. Grooming your Goldendoodle is not as hard as one might think."

                      Yikes! What a nut.

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                      • #12
                        Dang,, that is one scarey article. Wonder how many poor doodles have been cut by their owners who bought scissors at the sewing dept. I want one of those blades that only cost $2.00?????lmao.... and what the heck is a 10 medium blade??? The author of the article is serious as she can be,, but all I can think of is, ya can't fix stupid,,,,

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                        • #13
                          I think ya can't fix stupid is my new mantra at work.

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                          • #14
                            Well I've read this article and plenty of other Doodle "grooming" articles and let me tell you, this is often the norm. There are some breeders who tell the TRUTH about their dogs' coats but many of them don't. If you're wondering, the source is here goldendoodleworld.com They have much more false, ridiculous information, trust me, I got so angry reading I had to stop. I just decided that anyone dumb enough to buy their dog from these people aren't worth my time anyway - this website contradicts itself hundreds of times. Yes, it's really too bad, cause lots of people believe it.

                            Natalie

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