Teddy Bear Dog Cut?

The Teddy Bear look was first made famous by a cute little Pomeranian named Boo. This pup has been the adoration of every dog lover since. Boo was coined as the worlds cutest dog by his owner J.h. Lee and now tons of other pet parents are scrambling to replicate the look on their own dog. This haircut style is most common with Pomeranian grooming but can be achieved on most small dog breeds like a Maltese or Bichon.

Most pet groomers advice daily brushing when the coat is long to keep hair from getting too coarse. Before clients decide to have their Pomeranian get this adorable little cut , they should know that trimming the undercoat can damage the furs texture.

From experience, the more an undercoat is trimmed with this breed, the harder and longer it takes for the fur to grow back. So if they decide to have their Pom take the leap into teddy bear stylingmake sure they are ready for a lifelong commitment. Try these steps to safely and gently transform a Pomeranian from a plush furball into a teddy bear!

Once the dog is dry after bathing, start with the rough cut for Pomeranian grooming, but this actually goes for every breed. Be gentle along matts, and even the smaller tangles, paralleling the blade with the body as you skim across the dog. Complete the rough cut around the beard and chest of the dog following the growth pattern downward.

Make sure you are blending going shorter as you work your way toward the neck ensuring fur gradually flushes with the collar line. Pomeranians are the cutest little fluffs ever and the teddy bear cut is perfect to start off the summer and in warm areas.

What is a teddy bear cut for dogs?

The teddy bear cut is a Poodle or Doodle cut in which the hair is kept at about 1-2 inches long at all parts of the dog’s body, including the face. Traditional Poodle cuts have the face shaved closely to the skin. If shaved, the face looks more serious, regal and show-dog like.

Can Shih Tzu have a teddy bear cut?

Named for the way it helps your dog resemble an adorable stuffed animal, the teddy bear cut refers to creating a fluffy, rounded face shape for your Shih Tzu. It refers only to the shape of the face hair, so it can be paired with any length of puppy cut.

A dog sporting a Goldendoodle teddy bear cut? Be still my heart! This haircut starts with the cutest thing evera Goldendoodle dogand gives her the look of the second cutest thing evera teddy bear.

In fact, you could say there are as many ways to style a Goldendoodles coat as there are types, colors, and sizes of Doodles! I think its the perfect match for the Goldendoodles sweet, happy, and comical personality.

Besides being the cutest thing on this earth, you may be interested to know that the Goldendoodle is a hybrid cross between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. If youre talking to one Goldendoodle mom, dog groomer, or enthusiast, they may use the term puppy cut. Rather than get caught up in the terminology debate, Im sharing the overarching principles that I use to achieve the Goldendoodle teddy bear look.

When I think about the Goldendoodle teddy bear cut, I think that by accentuating the key features seen in the teddy bear toy the round face, round muzzle, button eyes, uniform or cylindrical body and legsyou can create this look for your Dood! When I trim Chloes face to look like a teddy bear, I think about basic art principles. Thinking about the basic design principles of facial expression, I know that the angle of the eyebrows plays a big part in showing emotion.

Ive been following along Chloes body line as I trim her legs and paws as you can see in the photo below By leaving the hair long enough to cover the toenails, you can achieve that fluffy bear paw look. Of course, fluffy round feet also collect mud and leave bear paw tracks on the floors!

By sharing my own DIY Goldendoodle grooming journey toward achieving the teddy bear cut, I hope that you feel inspired.

Most Poodle and Doodle owners choose the breed at least in part for their non-shedding and hypoallergenic characteristics. Who doesnt want to enjoy the love and company of a four-legged friend without ever having to worry about vacuuming and finding hair on all clothes?

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Starting out just training her own Border Collies, she gradually expanded to local classes and seminars, now she travels as far as Europe and teaches students all over the world on how to train their dogs in a positive, bonding, game-based way. She is known for her clear, step-by-step training that lets beginners and advanced dog trainers see lasting results very quickly.

Start with the Rough Cut

The cut begins with the outer-coat being washed and brushed thoroughly. This makes combing and brushing through matts easier for the groomer and the dog. If matts are severe, clippers and scissors will be used to cut matts off. There is no sense in brushing through these tangles and making the dog uncomfortable.Next, the body will be shaved down—trimming away the long outer-coat and into the softer, thicker undercoat. After this is detailing. The most challenging part of teddy bear cut is the head. Trimming the rounded off look on the dog’s head and snout—blending into the body—takes practice. Gaining experience through apprenticeship or schooling is the best way to gain the skills necessary for beautiful Pomeranian grooming skills.Try these steps to safely and gently transform a Pomeranian from a plush furball into a teddy bear!

Paws, Pads, and Sanitary

First get the paws and pads out of the way. Use the number 40 blade to scoop hair gently away from the pad removing hair. This will give the dog more traction. For the paws, you can use a scissor or the 10 blade.For the sanitary use the number 10 blade. Lift hind legs toward you and sweep the clipper from the genitals gently toward you so the blade can pick up hair along the genitals.

Setting Head for the Teddy Bear Trimming

Brush out the Pommies head first making sure the head is free of ALL tangles. Combs should glide through the hair like butter, nice and delicate. Once this is done you can use the slicker brush to free any wisps around the ears and face. As you scissor-cut the hair along the face you will want to cut upwardly forcing the hair up. This creates the circular shape of the teddy bear look.As you trim around the face, hold the ear back forcing hairs to pop up. As always, hold the dog firmly and safely for precision. You will want to trim back this hair that stands up—sweeping upwardly. Keep everything even! Draw the scissors—trimming as you go—toward the tip of the ears leaving about a quarter on the base of the ear to blend into the head. You will want to round off the fur. Keep in mind your blending this hair into the shorter hair on the body.You don’t want it to look like a ‘bowl cut’ where the head meets the neck. As you trim, make sure that you’re maintaining the circular shape of the hair. Comb often to keep hair fluffing up. Make sure you are blending going shorter as you work your way toward the neck ensuring fur gradually flushes with the collar line.

Types of Goldendoodle haircuts

First, there are many adorable Goldendoodle haircut styles—the wild and adventurous Goldendoodle lion cut, the gentle lamb cut, the sporty kennel cut, and even the positively poodley Poodle cut. In fact, you could say there are as many ways to style a Goldendoodle’s coat as there are types, colors, and sizes of Doodles!However, the look that I think is heart-stopping (and probably the most often associated with the Goldendoodle) is the teddy bear cut.This haircut has all the features of the classic teddy bear stuffed animal from our childhood days—the round face, button eyes, big bear paws, and the stuffed-with-fluff body. I think it’s the perfect match for the Goldendoodle’s sweet, happy, and comical personality.Incidentally, while the focus of this article is specifically on the Goldendoodle dog, the teddy bear cut is a popular grooming style for many breeds of dogs.

A brief overview of the Goldendoodle

But wait. Let’s back up a sec. Are you familiar with the Goldendoodle? Besides being the cutest thing on this earth, you may be interested to know that the Goldendoodle is a hybrid cross between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. But there’s so much more to these adorable dogs. If you’d like the 4-1-1 on the Goldendoodle, please check out some of my related articles to learn all about the Goldendoodle, the F1B Goldendoodle, and the F1 Goldendoodle.

Three keys to the teddy bear cut

Before I describe my three guiding principles for achieving the teddy bear look, please know this is my interpretation. It may not be your version. It may not be your groomer’s version. By sharing my thoughts as a DIY Goldendoodle mom who’s groomed her own Goldendoodle for a few years and done a ton of research, I hope to inspire you in your own DIY Goldendoodle grooming adventure at home. With that caveat, here are my three guiding principles:

The teddy bear expression

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. I think that’s true for our puppers too! Thinking about the basic design principles of facial expression, I know that the angle of the eyebrows plays a big part in showing emotion. When looking at Chloe’s face, I imagine lines angled up as you see in this photo…If eyebrows are angled down, the dog’s facial expression looks grumpy. Don’t do this. The photo below illustrates my point…If you’re interested in how to scissor trim a Goldendoodle’s face, please check out my article: How to Trim a Goldendoodle’s Face. It includes my video of Suesan Watson (Certified Master Groomer and recipient of the groomer of the year award at the Westminster Dog Show) demonstrating a face trim on Chloe.

Putting it all together

By having these three principles in place, I have a vision for how I can give Chloe a teddy bear appearance. We have a great time together grooming at home. While my results aren’t perfectly professional, it’s perfectly fun for us!

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Teddy Bear Cut for Poodles And Doodles

Most Poodle and Doodle owners choose the breed at least in part for their non-shedding and hypoallergenic characteristics. Who doesn’t want to enjoy the love and company of a four-legged friend without ever having to worry about vacuuming and finding hair on all clothes?As every Doodle owner knows though, this non-shedding does not equal no-maintenance! A Poodle’s and Doodle’s hair is always growing, and it needs regular grooming to stay clean, soft and without mats and tangles.Today we want to look at one of the most popular cuts for Poodles: The adorable Teddy Bear Cut.