Do you want to make your Pomeranian dog look like a Teddy bear? A Pomeranian Teddy Bear haircut is a great choice for you. For your information, the Teddy Bear look was first made popular by a cute little Pomeranian named Boo. By the way, how to do a Pomeranian Teddy Bear cut? Let us find out that information here.
How to do a Pomeranian Teddy Bear Cut?
The Teddy Bear cut begins with the long outer coat being thoroughly washed, brushed and then cut off. Usually, electric clippers with a snap-on comb guard will keep the fur a uniform length. After that, the undercoat is trimmed, either with a scissors or a clipper. Your groomer is going to remove only a little bit of fur at a time, with the remainder combed to check for evenness and overall effect. Then, the groomer shaves the hair around the anus and cuts off the long ear hairs. Also, any ridges around the face are smoothed away with careful snips of the scissor.
The most challenging part of this Teddy Bear cut is the head. Trimming the rounded off look on the dog’s head and snout, blending into the body, need takes practice. Getting experience through apprenticeship or schooling is the best method to get the skills necessary for beautiful Pomeranian grooming skills. If you are a groomer, you are able to try these steps to safely and gently change a Pomeranian from a plush fur into a Teddy Bear.
Here are some equipments for doing a Pomeranian Teddy Bear cut:
- #7 Blade
- #10 Blade
- #40 Blade
- #2 Blade with comb attachment
- Steel comb
- Curved scissors
- Slicker brush
Start with the Rough Cut
After the dog is dry after bathing, a groomer will start with the rough cut for Pomeranian grooming, however this actually goes for every breed. Usually, a groomer uses the number 7 blade, which is the most common blade for grooming, and then takes the body hair down short. A groomer will trim with the growth pattern. Of course, a groomer needs to always constantly monitor the blade’s heat to ensure they do not burn the dog accidentally.
For those who are a groomer, you have to be gentle along the matts, and the smaller tangles. Paralleling the blade with the body when you skim across the dog. Ensure your blade is close to the dog’s body. Do not forget to stop at the dog’s collar line before moving on with another blade size for the head. When you approach the legs, you are able to start taking the blade downward, cleaning up the legs smoothly with the legs lifted drawing the blade toward yourself. Usually, for the Pomeranian Teddy Bear look, your clients want the poof. After brushing out the tail hair, you are able to lift the tail upward and then trim the tip first. Please clean up the hair around the anal glands.
Besides, a groomer needs to complete the rough cut around the chest and beard of the dog. Once you trim the Pom’s armpits, you have to pull the leg upward and sweep the blade parallel to the armpit, removing hair smoothly. Need to note that you do not go perpendicular. If you do so, the skin will get caught in the blade.
Paws, Pads, and Sanitary
When you do a Pomeranian Teddy Bear cut, you also need the paws and pads out of the way. For this case, you are able to use the number 40 blade to scoop hair gently away from the pad removing hair. This can give the dog more traction. For the paws, you are able to use a scissor or the 10 blade. For the sanitary, you are able to use the number 10 blade. Please lift hind legs toward you and then sweep the clipper from the genitals gently toward you so the blade will pick up hair along the genitals.
Setting Head for the Teddy Bear Trimming
Firstly, brush out the head of the dog to ensure the head is free of tangles. The combs should glide through the hair like butter, nice and smooth. After that, you are able to use the slicker brush to free any wisps around the face and ears. When you cut the hair along the face, you will want to cut upwardly forcing the hair up. This makes the circular shape of the teddy bear look.
When you trim around the face, you have to hold the ear back forcing hairs to pop up. As usual, hold the dog firmly and safely for precision. You are able to trim back this hair that stands up, sweeping upwardly. Please keep everything. Use the scissors, trimming as you go toward the tip of the ears leaving approximately a quarter on the base of the ear to blend into the head. Also, you will need to round off the fur. Remember that you have to blend this hair into the shorter hair on the body. When you trim, ensure that you are maintaining the circular shape of the hair. Comb to keep hair fluffing up. Ensure that you are blending shorter when you work your way toward the neck ensuring fur slowly flushes with the collar line.
Snout and Eyes
We personally like to use curved scissors around the eyes and snout. Some Pomeranian dogs get nervous with the buzzing in their face unless they are accustomed to regular grooming. Because Pomeranians have shorter snouts, so it is easy to get in there with the scissors and clean everything up.
With the curve of the scissors against the snout, you are able to glide as you trim. Please swoop in downward in an extended U-shape along the snout. Then, trim the bangs back as necessary trimming only a little bit of the lashes. Brush to ensure wisps are exposed and the cut is flat. The Pomeranian dogs are the cutest little fluffs ever and the teddy bear haircut is perfect to start off the summer and in warm areas.