How to Give a Peekapoo a Teddybear Haircut With Clippers

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Items you will need

  • Brush and comb

  • Dog shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Towel

  • Electric clippers

  • Scissors

The peekapoo, or pekeapoo, is a hybrid dog obtained by breeding a pekingese with a poodle. The breed is a toy dog, weighing up to 20 lbs. The coat of the peekapoo comes in black, silver, apricot or white, and is soft and single-layered. Peekapoos shed very little, so they are easy to maintain. However, the hair of peekapoos grows continuously, so they require regular trimming. Opt for a short style, such as the teddybear cut, which is also known as the puppy cut. Using clippers to obtain this style is a practical choice, because you can cut the hair quickly and evenly.

Brush the peekapoo's hair before you clip it. Use a comb to untangle stubborn hair mats.

Bathe the dog in lukewarm water. Use a gentle dog shampoo and spread it all over your peekapoo. Massage your dog and rinse the shampoo.

Apply conditioner on the dog's hair. Cover your peekapoo in a towel and leave the conditioner on its hair for up to 15 minutes. Rinse the hair.

Dry the peekaboo's hair with a soft towel.

Clip the peekapoo's body hair to the same length using an electric clipper. Use the snap-on guide comb on your clipper, selecting the desired size. The hair on the body may be 1/2, 1 or 2-inches-long, depending on your preferences. Clip in the hair growth direction, not against it. Check if the hair on the body is even on all areas. Don't clip the hair on the head.

Style the hair on the peekapoo's head. Trim the hair around the eyes, ears and muzzle with a blunt-nosed scissors. Put your fingers between the dog's skin and the scissors when you cut, to avoid cutting the skin. Brush the remaining hair with a brush to obtain the fluffy teddy bear look.

Tips

  • Keeping your peekapoo's hair short makes the maintenance easier. Clip the dog's hair after bathing it. The dog is more relaxed after a bath and is likely to cooperate. If the dog doesn't like being handled and doesn't sit still during the grooming session, use treats and verbal praise to make it cooperate. Ask someone to help you and hold the peekapoo down while you clip or scissor its hair, so that you don't accidentally harm your dog.

Warnings

  • Don't use human hair clippers, because the tool is unlikely to cut the soft hair of the peekapoo.

Photo Credits

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