Originally Posted by white cat lover
Izzy got groomed today....shaved!!
I paid $25 to have someone groom her & it's not at all what I wanted, I did not want her shaved!
I asked for her paws/legs trimmed as that's where she mats the worst & an evening out of her hair.
This is the end result, my poor nekkid girl.
Poofy head & little nekkid body.
NEVER going back to that woman again!!
I am worried about her sunburning now....she has no fur & that pasty pink little skin.
Did she explain to you why she clipped her down? If she was matted, and with that pink sensitive skin, she may not have wanted to risk trying to comb her out...I know, as a groomer, I try not to comb out badly matted dogs...I explain to the owner that the hair will grow back and if they are consistent in bringing the dog in, then we can start leaving the coat longer again...
That said, your dog's shave off IS terrible...that groomer would not survive
long in the shop I work at...you just can't send a dog home looking like that...she is terribly uneven, and not scissored well at all...
As far as sun burn, just get a light t-shirt for her...not only can she look really cute, that shirt will serve a purpose too.
Make sure you keep her combed out, or take her in between grooms for a bath and comb out...that will spare you from another shave off in the future if she was indeed matted.
Have a groomer show you how to properly brush and comb her out...you can't just skip over the top, and call it good; you really gotta take the comb and get right down to the skin...ask the groomer how to properly line brush, as well...
This last week I had done a Bichon, and the owners wanted me to leave his head and face long...well, when I actually got my hands on that dog, there was no way I was going to attempt leaving fur on him...when I shaved him off he came off in a pelt...they didn't think his head was that bad...till I showed them the peice that came off his head, ears, and neck...
ETA...Izzy's coat is not very typical of a bichon, either...it looks really flat and thin and that type is REALLY difficult to scissor evenly...however, if you don't know how to do it, then as a groomer, she should have simply rounded her feet, and trimmed her face if she wasn't matted... When I see that type of coat, and the owner tells me that they want it scissored, I actually cringe...I can do it, and do it well...it just takes a lot longer than a Bichon with a proper coat, simply because it doesn't stand up nicely, it lays flat...