Boo the Pomeranian may be the most famous Pomeranian there ever was. His signature look has inspired so many people to want their dogs to look the same. What is a Boo Haircut?
Boo the Pomeranians haircut is known as a teddy bear cut. This cut requires shaving most of the Pomeranian’s body while rounding or square cutting around its face. While this haircut may be adorable it can cause permanent damage to a dog’s coat.
In this article, I provide all of the details regarding the “Boo Haircut”. Does this haircut last forever? Is it expensive and dangerous? Plus much more.
- What Is A Boo Cut
- Is Boos Fur Shaved
- Does A Boo Haircut Last Forever
- Does A Boo Haircut Need To Be Groomed Often
- Is A Boo Haircut Expensive
- Is A Boo Haircut Hard To Do
- Is A Boo Haircut Dangerous
- Will My Pomeranian Look Like Boo
- Are Their Other Types Of Pomeranian Haircuts
- Does A Boo Haircut Change A Pomeranians Personality
- Why Was Boos Fur Shaved
- Final Thoughts
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What Is A Boo Cut
A Boo cut trims and shaves a Pomeranian’s signature fluffy double coat to look like a teddy bear.
This famous Pomeranian haircut is often referred to as a Teddy Bear Cut.
The dog’s body is cut down to its inner coat resulting in a soft and short layer of body fur remaining.
The dog’s head and face fur is then trimmed to give it a perfectly round shape around its face.
Is Boos Fur Shaved
Boos fur was shaved down into his inner coat.
Pomeranians have double coats that consist of outer “guard hair” that is longer in length and more coarse in texture. Their inner coats are soft and dense.
The combination of the inner and outer coat helps protect a Pomeranian from the elements and helps to regulate their body temperature.
With Boos famous haircut, the outer guard hairs were completely removed in addition to shaving the inner coat by 50%.
Does A Boo Haircut Last Forever
It’s a very serious decision for a Pomeranian owner to give their dog a Boo Haircut.
Shaving into a Pomeranian’s inner coat can permanently damage it. The damage to the inner coat may result in the fluffy double coat never growing back.
Shaving a Pomeranians fur is a lifelong descison.
Where the impacts of a Boo haircut last forever the perfectly trimmed results do not.
Does A Boo Haircut Need To Be Groomed Often
A dog with a Boo haircut will require regular grooming.
Although, the fur may never grow back completely after being shaved it will grow in inconsistent patches requiring grooming to maintain.
Within a month of being groomed, you will notice sporadic clumps of fur growth.
Is A Boo Haircut Expensive
Visiting your dog groomer on a monthly basis will add up in expenses.
The majority of groomers offer packages that start between $35 and $45 per groom.
Not only will the monetary costs of grooming add up, but the time needed to make and bring your dog to regular appointments will not be possible to avoid if you need to maintain this high-maintenance haircut.
Is A Boo Haircut Hard To Do
A Boo haircut a very difficult to do and achieve the correct results.
I would only recommend a professional groomer tackle a Boo haircut. There is a wide margin of error for an amateur to perfect.
A boo haircut requires many steps and grooming tools to complete.
- The coat is washed and brushed
- The first rough cut shave of the dogs fur is completed
- Detailed grooming and shaving is needed to even up the dogs coat
- Trimming around the face to give a rounded apperance
- Trimming of paws
This is a simplified description to give you an idea of all the steps necessary for the “Boo Haircut”.
Is A Boo Haircut Dangerous
A Boo haircut can be dangerous to your dog in many ways.
I previously mentioned the permanent damage that can be done to a Pomeranian’s natural fully double coat.
A Pomeranians double coat helps protect them from the outside elements and helps regulate body temperature.
When the fur is shaved your Pomeranian will be at a higher risk for a sunburn, heatstroke, frostbite, and hyperthermia.
Trimming a dogs fur so close to the skin also puts your dog at risk for cuts and infections.
Will My Pomeranian Look Like Boo
Not every Pomeranian with a Boo haircut will look like Boo.
Every dog’s fur, body shape, and size is unique which results in a variation of looks from the same haircut.
I would not expect your dog to look like Boo even if its coat is the same color.
Are Their Other Types Of Pomeranian Haircuts
There are other haircuts that have become popular for Pomeranians.
- Lion Cut
- Show Cut
- Kennel Cut
- Puppy Cut
- Fox Cut
- Lamb Cut
- Traditional Cut
I do not recommend the majority of these haircuts since they cut into the Pomeranians inner coat possibly causing permanent damage.
It is ok to have your Pomeranians groomed and trimmed to look neat and clean. This can be done in a way that doesn’t damage the dog’s coat and lets its natural beauty shine.
Does A Boo Haircut Change A Pomeranians Personality
We often forget to consider a dog’s emotional wellbeing when it comes to grooming.
It’s more than just the act of being groomed that should be considered.
A Pomeranian has a natural coat that is full of beautiful fur, removing that can change the way a dog feels and can damage their confidence and personality.
If your dog has always had its fur, removing all of it may be a shock for your dog.
Why Was Boos Fur Shaved
I’ve read a few different reasons why Boo was given his famous haircut.
They range from his fur was matted so bad it had to be shaved down to him having alopecia or Black Skin Disease.
I’m not sure if either of those is true.
Boo may have been adorable that I can’t deny.
He made the teddy bear cut famous and sparked a trend in look-alike Pomeranians.
Regardless, I can’t support the Boo Haircut.
Unfortunately, the majority of the Pomeranian owners that have their dog’s fur cut into a “Boo Cut” may be unaware of the dangers and damage that can be done.
There may be circumstances where this haircut makes sense if severely matted fur can not be brushed or if your dog is suffering from hair loss.
Pomeranians are naturally beautiful fluff balls that should be loved and appreciated as they were intended to be.