ok so i like the corded look but not sure how to get started. i have read online but i guess i don't understand what they are saying so i need it explained in plainer english. my poodle's hair is fairly fine for now and i have been letting it grow out and so far no matts. but i wondered how do i twist the hair? i mean i would like for her hair to just grow out the way it does and not combine any other hairs to the strands that are already gathered together or do i have to make the locks bigger as in fatter. does this make sense? also should i leave poms poms on rump or shave it all?
Answer by MommyLee08 at 11:37 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 11:52 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
some poodle's hair will not cord and if it does it is very high maintenance to keep the cord cared for properly. Taking your dog to a good groomer is your best shot at learning how to encourage the natural "mating" or cording that some poodles naturally have.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 1:17 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Answer by melody77 at 2:06 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Corded coats have been around since the late 1800's. It is not a popular coat choice as it requires quite a bit of work with many a downside. These coats are difficult to bathe and dry. Also the type of coat at birth will determine whether or not the coat will cord properly. This process starts when they are puppies allowing for coat to grow and mat. Once coat mats, the mats must be separated into smaller rows of mats, thus giving the appearance of cording. Mats are uncomfortable as they pull on the skin. Why anyone would deliberately do this is beyond me.
Answer by equusvetgal at 3:16 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
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