Monday, November 2, 2009
The small breeds like the Lhasa Apso pictured here are my favorite to clip because they are just so darn cute when done! Some owners request a shave down (leaving about 1/8" of hair) and others like it longer with a 1/2" Puppy Cut. Most ask for the Teddy Bear head look. The muzzle can be clipped shorter if the dog needs it. Only show dogs keep the body hair long.
They are high maintenance - needing to be groomed about every 4 - 6 wks. The hair around their eyes grows quickly and creates problems if not kept short. This breed, like many small ones who grow hair quickly, often develop matting issues. So comb them and keep their grooming appointments on a regular basis for their comfort.
To learn more about the breed, visit http://www.lhasaapso.org