Approximately 6 months old Generally, the first haircut will take place at approximately 6 months old. If owners have routinely brushed their puppy, then this haircut will typically take the form of a trim. However, if the coat has become knotted or matted, the coat may be taken a degree shorter.
What is a puppy cut for a poodle?
The Lion Cut Sometimes referred to as the "puppy cut," this hairstyle takes advantage of your poodle's long fur to give them a mane-like appearance. The hair on the sides and back of your dog's head is trimmed short, while the hair on the top is left long.
What age are poodles no longer puppies?
At what age is a Poodle fully grown? Poodles are considered fully grown adults at two years old and tend to show emotional signs of maturity, like a calmer nature, around 18 months. At a year old, most Poodles will have reached their final height or very close to it.
What happens if you never cut a poodle's hair?
Long hair on dogs needs to be cut regularly because without regular haircuts, the dog may be carrying around tons of matted coat, leading to misery for the dog as well as the owner. This is especially important in the winter – wet snow and dry air means the hair mats more easily.
Can you cut puppy hair too early?
Most breeds develop their coarser, longer coat by six to eight months of age. If a puppy's hair is clipped too soon this could impact the quality of its primary hair and result in a problematic coat during adulthood. To avoid this it is important to wait for the puppy's hair to move into adult stage before clipping.
How often should you trim a poodle?
How often should a Poodle be groomed? It is recommended that you have your Poodle professionally groomed at least once every six weeks. Poodles are a hypoallergenic dog breed, making them a perfect choice for those with pet hair and dander related allergies.