Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

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Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby shannlee379 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:37 am

I took my chowling to the groomer that was referenced to me by the trainer. I went in and told her I would like her to get a trim on her body and a good heygenic cut on her back side. This is how she came home....

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After two weeks...

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This is what she looked like before she left...

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Please tell me it will grow back right?!!
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby Layla » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:38 am

OMG! I hope you gave them hell for that :twisted:
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby shannlee379 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:42 am

Believe me I did. I am soooo upset I wanna cry. She doesn't look like my Chow. The only plus is that we now know she is definitly NOT blue...lol.
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby Jeff&Peks » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:42 am

It doesn't look like the groomer has to much experience with grooming Chows, It looks like she does a lot of yapper dogs and tried to turn Shelby into one. A one cut only type of groomer. Pekoe has had worse, it will grow back.
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Postby shannlee379 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:49 am

Thank you... the breeder I got her from said sometimes it does not grow back right. Thanks for the reasurance.
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby TJordan » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:59 am

Poor girl got the terrior cut!! :shock:

It will grow back not to worry!!
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby Jeff&Peks » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:00 pm

When I say worse I mean down to pure white skin, not one piece of hair on her. They told me to leave her even though i told them i shouldn't but they said it would be better. When i went to pick her up One pure white down to the skin shaved bald Chow, the only hair in sight was on the floor.They said they couldn't handle her so had no choice. It all grew back, don't know if it grew back right but she looks like a Chow. I regret never taking any pictures of that kodak moment.
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby Zhuyos mom » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:04 pm

Don't be too upset. Shelby is adorable. Think of it this way, you're household spring cleaning got easier and your vacuum won't get clogged up as quickly! Shelby's doo is also known as a "puppy cut" and that's what groomer's mean when they ask or hear an owner ask for a "hygenic" trim (aka 1/2 inch to an inch from the skin type of trim - a lion cut leaves 1/4 inch of fur from the skin). It will grow in nicely. Don't worry. Shelby wasn't shaved down to the skin. That's when it can be unnerving since the needed coat was shaved off and depending on the chow can have the possiblity of not growing back. My Miss Pooh Bear had a medical cut (that's shaved barenaked) and her fur grew back in quite lush.
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby Roxana » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:04 pm

Awww...poor Shelby! I can totally understand your frustration and wanting to cry but ya know what?? Shelby looks adorable either way! And it will grow back, of course it will. Look at Miss PB's lush coat now!
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby Auddymay » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:14 am

She is still a doll. It's the to the skin cuts that can be a problem. I think Shelby will be fine.

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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby chowkidz » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:48 am

Tell Shelby she is still adorable. Nanook was shaved to the skin because of the mange and it grew back, no problem. It's twice as thick now but it's still full. You are a kind person for not taring that groomer apart.
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Postby CoraP. » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:29 pm

Poor little Shelby! She still looks darling though, and with time she'll get back to normal.
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Postby shannlee379 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:29 am

Thanks everyone, we feel much better now.
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby vicster605 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:52 am

AWWWW She still looks adorable!!!! It will grow back in no time!!! Reminds of the first time I took Kearra who is black to the groomer and they cut her hair around her bullseye (rectum):shock: I was so upset cuz everytime she turned around and walked away.....it was all you could see.....Here's my bullseye.....worse part was she never got poop back there until they cut her hair and since it grew back no more hyigene problems for her :lol: Its almost as upsetting for your Chow to get a bad cut as it is when someone gives you one, isn't it??? :lol:
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby shannlee379 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:38 am

It's been two weeks and she is growing fast..well her coat is. I'm not real worried anymore..

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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby kingalls » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:56 am

Yep! She's still a cutie. Glad her the fur is coming back in quickly.
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Re: Shelby's new doo!..not too happy

Postby Layla » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:58 am

I like her 'do'! She looks adorable!
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