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ThaT_DoG_GuY

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Hi everyone I'm new to the board here.  I was wondering if anyone knew where i could find switches or wiggies for a blue standard.  She is almost black so i might be able to use some faded black switches.  Thanks in advance!  I look forward to learning here!
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maybe i,m
stupid but what are wiggies?
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HAHA... in my shop... switches are for lights... and wiggies are what I call fleas... Certainly you dont want fleas for your dog....LOL


I cant wait to find out what these are supposed to mean.

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I'm sure that ThaT_DoG_GuY can explain it better. I don't have poodles, but I believe it is the extra  fur (hair) that is woven in to the top knot on poodles to accentuate the "poof" above their eyes and on top of their head. Show poodles use them all the time. Also check out this thread on this forum :  CONTEST CHAT - Backer show pics

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wiggies is a funny name.  lol switches, or "wiggies," are basically long strands of poodle hair(extensions) taken from the dogs top knot and neck.  They are put in on show dogs, although few admit it, in order to make the top knot bigger, more full and round.  Thanks for the thread link that was a cool read.

i need them for this dog here.  She is blue, but a faded black would probably work well.  i call this one the kitchen continental.  lol

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=251575216&albumID=231137&imageID=9815652

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OHHHH... that is so not what I was thinking.  LOL....When I was little the cat we had adopted came home with fleas... I didnt know what they were so I called them wiggies...

I was positive that he wasnt wanting fleas for his dog!!!



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I did look it up after i posted and found it was extensions...lol Who wouda thunk it.

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I think I have only ever cut hair off a dog... not put it back on...

SHHHH!  nobody tell their clients... I just tell them to wait 8 weeks if I get thier dog shorter then they wanted..... it will grow back...




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Unfortunately I don't have any wiggies that will match your dog.  I have a blue/bad black (we haven't figured out what color she really is, probablly blue) bitch that I am specialing (as well as using for grooming competitions) but she is dyed black, along with her wiggies.  Problem of color matching a blue solved lol.
  For those of you that don't know about wiggies (switches, wiglets etc) here is a pic of my bitch from the All American show in Chicago.  She had 4 switches banded up into her topknot.  You don't weave them in, you place them in the bands on the head as you are banding up their topknots.  Since bands are only allowed to be placed back to the occiput for show poodles, generally you won't find any wiggies beyond that point.  The dog's natural hair must be about the same length as the wiggies for it to look ok.  They are there to provide body and thickness.
  On this particualr dog I tried to show her once as an adult without wiggies, and you could basically see right thru her topknot when it was all sprayed up.  She doesn' t have the natural thickness to pull it off without the switches.
  Oh, and we got the wiggies for her when her father retired from showing and was cut down.  Here is a picture of them sitting on the table.
  Sorry again ThaT_DoG_GuY that I can't be more help to you.  I just sent off some wiggies for someone to borrow for the World Dog Show for a black mini.  They are sending them back after the show though.  Wiggies are too hard to come by, especially nice long ones.  My breeder has a black standard that is probablly going to be retiring soon, I could see if she might be interested in selling some of his hair when cut down.  But my specials girl is going to be outgrowing the ones we have, so I will be looking for longer ones myself!
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Royal that is a beautiful dog. Great groom.
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