Nowadays, lots of people prefer short haircuts for Maltipoos. This kind of haircut is best, especially during the summer. Some people think they have some benefits when their dog has a short haircut. Not just these people, their dog will also get the benefits.
There are a number of benefits of a short haircut for Maltipoo and for you as the owner. Some of them are as follows:
- The dog will feel comfortable and fresh in the hot weather
Just like humans who surely will not want to wear a heavy coat when the weather is hot, your Maltipoo is also the same. For those who live in the area with the seasonal climate, you can give your dog a short haircut once or twice a year, especially when the weather is warmer. If your area is the kind of place where it is hot all year long, giving your dog the short haircut all the time is better.
Unlike humans, Maltipoos do not have the ability to sweat to make themselves cool. The only thing that they can do is to rely on painting, drinking water, and releasing heat through their paw pads and nose. When it comes to regulating the body temperatures, humans are still better compared to them. Not only that, these dogs are also known to be more susceptible to overheating, which can be pretty dangerous. Besides, overheating can also cause you to spend money as you will need to take your pet to the vet.
- It will be easier to maintain your dog and clean it
In general, Maltipoos are a high maintenance breed when it comes to keeping their coat healthy and looking good. Some kinds of this mix even have different coat attributes that can be hard or easy to manage. In general, it can be stated that the longer their hair the more challenges that you get to keep them clean and free of matting.
On the other hand, if your Maltipoo has a short haircut, it will be easier for you to take care of it and to keep it clean. The time to bathe can be cut by 50%. Brushing will also become easier. Plus, you will not have to deal with the disgusting poop that stuck to long hair around its butt.
- You can save money and time
You must be aware that grooming appointments for your Maltipoo is not cheap. While the price may vary, the average is around $80 per visit. If your dog has short hair, you will be able to save money as there will be no need for you to go to the groomer frequently. One thing that you have to make sure is to brush your dog frequently between grooming appointments unless you want it to have matted hair.
If money is not the problem since you can groom your Maltipoo by yourself at home, it is still better for your dog to get a short hairstyle as you will be able to save time and hassle.
- Your dog will look cute
Maltipoo dogs or puppies will always look adorable in any hairstyle, even in the worst hairstyle. Just like the longer teddy bear haircut style, the shortcut also looks nice on Maltipoo. This kind of style will fit any Maltipoo size.
After getting to know the benefits offered by the short haircut for Maltipoo, you might want to take it to the groomer so that you can get the thing that you want. How do you ask a groomer for a short haircut for your Maltipoo?
In order to request a short haircut for Maltipoo, instead of using the terms such as “lamb cut”, “puppy cut”, “teddy bear cut”, and so on, it is better for you to bring the picture and show it to the groomer. For those who want your Maltipoo to have the same hairstyle that it had in the past and you have a photo of it, you can bring the photo and show it to the groomer. Once again, a photo mostly works better than the words.
If you have no idea about the short haircut styles for your Maltipoo and your dog has not tried any short hairstyle in the past, below are some best examples of short haircut styles of this year for Maltipoo to consider:
Feel free to save these images so that you can show them to the groomer the next time your Maltipoo needs a haircut. Aside from these references, you might also want to consider the recommendations that are usually recommended by the groomer. If they suggest you shave your dog because it is matted and has to be completely shaved, please consider it. Do not feel offended as they are doing it for the sake of your dog. Remember that your dog is the first priority. What matters the most is its happiness. Besides, you should also make it comfortable. It is fine if the dog looks a little bit silly.
If you really do not have money to take your Maltipoo to a groomer to give it a short haircut or if you are the kind of person who always wants to try something new or is skilled, you might want to cut its hair by yourself at home. If you like the idea of cutting the hair of your dog by yourself at home, there are a few things that you have to prepare, such as a pair of professional pet grooming, shears, a brush, and scissors. After preparing everything, you can just start cutting the hair of your dog. Make sure to look at the images of the best short haircut styles for Maltipoo above so that you can get the idea which hairstyle that suits your dog and which is the first thing that you have to do to get such a hairstyle. Feel free to find the video on Youtube if the images are not enough.