Before: Shaggy, untidy, knotted mess...
After: Silky smooth & not a knot to be found!
Bailey-dog went to the groomer yesterday: Spoodles have a low-shedding coat of curly hair, which if not clipped continues to grow, and grow, and grow... Due to the curls, the coat becomes knotted quite easily, and Bailey is a spoodle who thinks he's a farm dog so his active, curious nature means he's always coming inside covered with burrs, twigs and leaves that have got caught in his coat. Yet he refuses to let you brush them out, as he likes to pull them out himself (keeps him occupied for hours!).
During the cooler months we let his coat grow out with the occasional trim as it helps keep him warm when it's cold. However, summer get quite hot here (anything up to 45+ degrees Celsius), so when the weather shows signs of warming up (today is expected to reach 37 degrees Celsius) we take him to the groomer to get his "summer buzz cut": As short as possible on the body & face without being completely bald, but length left on his tail and ears (because it's cute).
Yesterday he went to a new groomer, who not only gave him the cutest haircut ever, but cleaned his ears, clipped his nails, and bathed him in an oatmeal shampoo which smells absolutely divine. Who knew a dog could look and smell so good? So, I made him pose for pictures this morning ~ he pretends he's not fussed, but I know he is totally loving the attention (as all spoodles do)!