6. Continental Haircut for Dogs
The continental haircut is a classic cut for poodles. Poodles were first used as hunting dogs and their owners decided to cut this style to help them in swimming. The Continental cut is performed to display the hind legs of poodles. The hair on the legs, feet, face, and tail and at the rear is shaved leaving some fur around the ankles and at the tip of the tail. The unique pattern of fur on the ankles and tail is a unique feature of this particular dog breed. The hair around the chest and head is left untouched mostly. You can just trim a little bit to add evenness to the whole haircut.
7. Lion Haircut for Dogs
Your dog may have the heart of a lion, but your loving pooch can look like one. This is possible because of the artistic skills of the groomer. A lot of dogs nowadays sport the lion cut with manes and tail similar to a lion. Even though this trendy hairstyle may seem to be new, but the lion haircut was present during the 17th century when the hair of Portuguese dogs were trimmed for practical reasons. Some dogs are given the lion cut to highlight their overall looks. Long haired dogs with severely matted hair are given this haircut to give them a decent look that is easy for grooming.
8. Lamb Cut
The Lamb cut is quite a craze among pet owners. With the lamb cut, the hair at the back, neck and belly is left about 1/4th inch long and the hair at the head, tail and legs are trimmed. A good trimmer can be used to trim the fur so that it matches the length of the fur on the legs. The fur at the legs are left a bit longer so that they don’t look like toothpicks. For beginners this cut is best done with the dog grooming scissors.
9. Puppy Cut
Puppy Cut is a dog haircut that is referred to a fluffy haircut given to Poodles for the shows, before they are old enough to get a classic show dog look, which is the Continental haircut. This haircut fits all dog breeds and requires a simple trim that makes the dog getting used to the grooming techniques. The hair is trimmed evenly all over the body. Simple combing or brushing is only required until the next haircut. You can decide the length of the hair that needs to be left so that your groomer can trim the hair accordingly.
10. Show Cut
If you want your dog to participate in dog shows, then the show cut is just suitable for your pet. Here, for the Maltese breed, the hair needs to grow to a certain length, at least touching the floor. Brush the hair on both the sides of the body so that it touches the feet. You can even tie a bow on the top of the hair to prevent the hair from falling over the dogs face. This haircut is hard to maintain. If you are not planning to enter the dog show, then don’t consider getting this haircut on your Maltese dog.