The "Puppy Cut"
The Puppy Cut is one of the most popular styles requested at grooming salons. It is a cute haircut that compliments a variety of dogs. If this style is so popular then why does your groomer ask so many questions about coat length, ear shape, and tail style? The answer is simple: there are no set standards on what a "puppy cut" is, the choices are left up to your preferences.
Many owners absolutely love this style. It is low maintenance, very cute, and versatile. A puppy cut essentially means that the coat is left one length all over your pets body. Do you prefer a short, flat style or a fluffier style? Consider how often you would like to bring your pup to the grooming salon. A longer puppy cut may look cute but, is it realistic for your lifestyle? If you take part in outdoor activities and prefer to brush less at home, consider a shorter, flat style for easy maintenance. After you choose a length for the coat consider whether or not you prefer long ears, short ears or something in between. Don't be afraid to ask for suggestions but remember; the puppy cut is entirely up to you!
It's crucial to have a thorough conversation with your groomer so that you are both on the same page. Puppy cut styles and owner preferences vary so greatly that there will likely never be one standard trim. Take your groomer's advice but don't leave all of the choices up to us. Remember that a puppy cut is a versatile style with many variations that has one general rule: a single length all over the body.