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This may seem like an odd question but DH asked me and I thought "wow, I don't know!"  Do you trim the whiskers on your boxer's muzzle, or leave them alone?  When we got Porter, he didn't have whiskers there, but a few weeks later, he's getting some.  Thanks!!

 

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Re: Strange Question... do you trim the whiskers on their mu

No trimming here, I leave them alone!
 

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I groom my two small poodles myself with  cordless wahl animal clippers, and once did try to trim Zulus whiskers and he went burning around the room like a looney, i tried again and he kept trying to eat the clipper and barking his head off so i gave up. :lol:  :lol:
His get quite long so sometimes when he is sleeping i get the scissors and cut them shorter and pretend im not doing anything when he looks up :lol:  :lol:
 

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I use to "shave" Reekos due to him showing! Roxy I did a couple times lol She actually liked it!!
 

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My father took my old boxer to a groomer one time.  They gave him what's called a show cut, since his ears were cropped too.  They cut his whiskers short so they were all the same length and they waxed them as well.  Looked really nice.
 

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[quote="Majorsdad\";p=\"123229":3li9hlm3]My father took my old boxer to a groomer one time.
 

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WOW I did not know people did this I thought you were suppose to leave them alone. I was unaware that for showinf you have to trim the Whiskers. You learn something new everyday. I leave my guys alone
 

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Can't say I ever even thought about this before. I don't really notice them that much. I do however get out the scissors to trim up Phoenixs stub when the fur from underneath starts to get too long...I don't know why but it drives me nuts!
 

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Yes, for showing. I use a trimmer and it doesn't hurt him but don't between shows.
 

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ive never trimmed them.
 

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We trim Ashleys when she sleeps. She doesn't get many, but the ones that come out of the "moles" on the side of her face are kinda rough against my skin. Also, my past boxers required it for show..so I guess I am just used to doing it!
 

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Angel's are getting rather long and I was considering doing it myself with a small pair of scissors, providing she will hold still long enuf :lol:
 

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[quote="Majorsdad\";p=\"123229":1fuw53ng]They cut his whiskers short so they were all the same length and they waxed them as well.
 

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Pixi7272\";p=\"123247 said:
WOW I did not know people did this I thought you were suppose to leave them alone. I was unaware that for showinf you have to trim the Whiskers. You learn something new everyday. I leave my guys alone
I'm right there with ya! No idea..
 

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Honesty, I never even thought about their whiskers. Never have trimmed a dog's whiskers but I never showed one either.
 

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I've never heard of this.  I didn't even know they do it to show dogs!
 

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I guess showing dogs is like showing horses.  I trimmed everything on my horses before shows - ears, muzzle, fetlocks (ankles), bridle path (where the bridle sits on the top of the head), mane, tail, etc., etc., etc.  I imagine that show dogs are trimmed accordingly, depending on the breed.  As far as my dogs go, I don't trim anything, because they're pets.  Plus, I've heard that dogs use their whiskers to "feel" their way around when they can't see in the dark-is that true?
 

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Patti\";p=\"123394 said:
[quote="Majorsdad\";p=\"123229":151ey8ex]They cut his whiskers short so they were all the same length and they waxed them as well.  
um, ow! No trimming here. I see no need for it unless you have a show dog.[/quote:151ey8ex]

lol, they didn't wax them like waxing someone's eyebrows.  They waxed them like a car to make them really shiny.
 

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Re: Strange Question... do you trim the whiskers on their mu

I've thought about it... but found it unnecessary since we don't show him... I still might though just to see! :)
 
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