The Poodle is renowned for its beautifully soft, curly hair that doesn’t shed. Many owners create some truly majestic, weird, and wacky hairstyles for their pampered pets that certainly catch the eye at the dog park.
But how do you choose which of those amazing Poodle haircuts to give your pet? Whether you want your dog to look elegant, cute, or absolutely incredible, there’s a hairstyle out there that’s sure to grab you!
Read this article to discover 118 inspirational Poodle haircut ideas and styles that are sure to make your pup the most eye-catching pooch at the dog park!
Best Poodle Haircut Ideas
The Poodle’s soft, curly coat gives you plenty of scopes to create some remarkable styles and looks. You can use safe, non-toxic dyes that are specially made for use on dog hair, too!
With that in mind, here’s a selection of no fewer than 118 amazing haircuts for Poodles and styles that are sure to get your creative juices flowing!
1. Summer Cut
The summer cut is one of the most low-maintenance Poodle hairstyles you can choose from and is perfect for keeping your pet comfortable when the mercury rises.
2. Ultra-Short Summer Cut
This super short-haired Poodle cut might be a little too harsh for some tastes, but it will keep your pet cool if you live in a very warm climate. The Poodle has a single coat, which makes a short haircut a practical, easy option.
3. Modern Cut
Modern clips present a very elegant look that keeps the dog’s body hair short to highlight the Poodle’s body shape. The hair on the tail, ears, and head is left longer to create a fluffy, fun look.
4. Cute Cut
This haircut has the Poodle’s ears and legs left long and fluffy, and the body clipped short of creating a cute, easy-to-maintain style.
5. Adorably Fluffy
This Poodle looks totally adorable with a medium-length cut, fluffy head, and tail.
6. All-Over Curls
If you like the natural curly look, you might like this medium-length cut that makes the most of the Poodle’s curls.
Other Cute Haircut Ideas
7. All White!
Sometimes, less is more, and that’s certainly the case with this beautiful white Poodle. The simple short cut and shaved face emphasize the dog’s natural beauty without the need for enhancements.
This haircut would be ideal for your Poodle during the summer months or if you live in a warm climate.
If you live in a warm climate or you have a very active dog, this shaved shortie cut might be the best choice for your Poodle.
9. Afghan Poodle Cut
This gorgeous clip makes the Poodle look rather like an Afghan Hound with the leg hair, tail, and ears left longer than the shaved body.
Teddy Bear Haircuts
10. Teddy Bear Cut
The Teddy Bear cut is a popular choice for many Poodle owners, and you can also use this grooming style on a Doodle and other long-haired dog breeds.
The dog’s beautiful low-shedding coat is kept long around the dog’s face to create a rounded, soft, “teddy bear” effect. The fur on the remainder of the body is cut to a short, uniform length, giving an overall cuddly, cute rounded finish.
Who could resist this huggable Teddy bear look that just screams “cuddle me”?!
11. Teddy Pair!
Look at this matching pair of gorgeous Teddy Bear cuts! Don’t you think they’re just too cute?!
12. Black Bear
Here’s a couple of before and after photographs. Adorable!
13. Beautiful Bears
These four pictures show you can create a few variations on the Teddy Bear theme.
14. Beautiful Bears Again!
In these four pictures, you can see the whole of each dog’s body. That gives you a great idea of how your Poodle will look with a Teddy Bear clip.
15. Bow Tie Bear
How cute does this little Doodle look with his sweet bow tie?
16. Au Naturel
These two photographs show how you can change your Poodle’s look, simply by brushing his fur!
17. Simply Adorable!
This Miniature Poodle looks totally adorable, posing for the camera with his Teddy Bear haircut.
This gorgeous gray Toy Poodle looks as pretty as a picture with her fluffy ears and topknot. The pup’s face is trimmed to bring out the characteristic sharp features of the breed.
This little Toy Poodle looks just like a cuddly toy with her flower headdress.
Here’s that pretty little girl again, this time with her friend who looks just as cute all decked out in flowers.
21. Fluffy All Over
This little Poodle puppy is really rocking the Teddy Bear look! But if you choose this fluffy cut, you must be prepared to spend time brushing your dog’s fur to get rid of mats.
22. Keep Smiling!
This Poodle loves his Teddy Bear look. Look, he can’t stop smiling!
23. Lakeside View
What a beautiful lakeside view of this adorable Teddy Bear Poodle.
24. Full-On Fluffy
Is that a real Teddy Bear or a Poodle?
Other Poodle Haircut Ideas
This Poodle has a long hairdo with just his face shaved. The long hair on top of the head is combed through and then pulled up into bunches for a punky, fun look and professional finish.
26. Pretty Poodle Puppy
This pretty Poodle puppy looks gorgeous with her face scissor trimmed to show off her cute button nose and bright black eyes.
27. Furnishings On
This Poodle’s fluffy bear look is enhanced by leaving on his furnishings.
28. Longer Look
This Poodle owner has left her pup’s hair longer all over, including on his head and face.
29. Look At Me!
This super-cute little guy’s face simply says, “Look at me!”
30. Puppy Cut
This Poodle is a gorgeous, rich cream color that really suits this clip.
The Puppy cut is a haircut for Poodles that can take years off your dog! This haircut is popular with pet parents, leaving your dog with an evenly cut hair length of around 1 to 2 inches all over. The style can also be easily modified to fit with your lifestyle and preference.
31. Fluffy Head
This stunning gray Poodle looks delightful with her Puppy cut. The owner has left the dog’s head hair long on the top, giving the option to gather the fur up into a topknot.
32. Keeping It Longer
This photograph shows a Poodle with a longer Puppy cut. The length you choose is up to you.
33. Shaved Face
This Poodle is making the most of her good looks by adding a shaved face to the Puppy cut.
34. And Again …
The shaved face really does work well with a Puppy cut, as this handsome red Poodle demonstrates.
35. Continental Cut
The Continental haircut is a traditional, glamorous look that you often see on Poodle show dogs, and it’s a favorite choice among Poodle parents. The dog’s feed, face, throat, and part of the tail are clipped out. Full hair is left on the chest and ribcage, while furry pom poms adorn the tail, hips, and ankles. The look is completed with a banded topknot on the dog’s head.
36. German Trim
The German trim creates a fancy haircut that’s not too over-the-top.
The hair on your pampered Poodle’s head is left long, and the hair on the ears and body is cut short. That’s the perfect classic Poodle style for your pet if he’s prone to ear matting or infections and is an active pup.
37. Mohawk Cut
For this crazy hairdo, first create a huge, fluffy tail, a collar, and boots. Now add a Mohawk! Trim the dog’s body to a short length and create an eye-catching hairstyle by dying the longer sections in funky colors.
Be sure to use only pet-friendly colors on your Poodle!
38. Braided Style
This pure white Poodle looks super cute with her neatly braided head hair. We guess that the blue bags that are used to contain the pup’s ear hair are designed to keep this lady looking glamorous before her stage entrance at a show.
39. Afro Cut
You can give your dog a genuine 70s afro hairdo by leaving the hair long on the top of the dog’s head and combing it out into a fluffy style.
40. Fluffy Ears
This gorgeous gray Toy Poodle looks as pretty as a picture with her fluffy ears and topknot. The pup’s face is shaved to bring out the characteristic sharp features of the breed.
41. Curly Hair
These two beauties are rocking the curly, messy hairdo style. Don’t forget to brush your Poodle’s hair to prevent matting!
This Poodle looks wonderful with its curly, unruly mop top hairstyle.
43. Black Beauty
With his long, curly black hairstyle, this Poodle is certainly a black beauty.
This Poodle’s shaved face and super-curly hairdo look gorgeous when set off by a snazzy necktie.
45. Shaved Face Style
This stunning black Poodle has all his coat left on with just his face shaved clean and his ears trimmed. That gives this beauty a clean-cut style that accentuates his natural good looks and glorious, coal-black coat.
46. Spots and Stripes
These Poodles are certainly eye-catching with their zebra stripe and polka dot hairstyles covering their entire body. Although these aesthetic finishes might not be to everyone’s taste, they will definitely make your Poodle the center of attention wherever you go!
Individual dog groomers have their own ideas about what patterns and clips work best together, so be sure to ask your groomer for their opinion.
47. Twinkle Toes
This gorgeous little boy looks so sweet with his neatly clipped fur and shaved tootsies!
In winter, it can be a good idea to leave your Poodle’s curly hair to grow a little longer to keep him nice and cozy on snowy walks.
49. Full Hair
Check out this beautiful gray Poodle with his smart Lion cut; gorgeous!
For a fun look that’s also practical, take a basic summer cut but leave the ears long. Now, use pretty ribbons or bobbles to tie up the hair in cute pigtails.
This gorgeous Poodle is show-ready in his stunning Lion cut.
This Poodle is rocking the Donald Trump comb-over look! To create this casual style, leave the hair long on the top of the dog’s head, brush it out, and pull it to one side.
53. Double Delight
Just look at these two beautiful Poodles with their full-on, fluffy hairstyles!
54. Red Show Poodle
Wow! This Poodle is absolutely stunning in its full, fluffy hairdo. It’s showtime!
55. Shaggy Dog Story
If you leave your Poodle’s head hair to grow right out, you can create a fabulous shaggy dog look that’s sure to catch the eye wherever you go.
56. Corded Coat
This famous Poodle haircut is not as easy to maintain as you might think. The hair is left to grow long so that it forms long cords, rather like a Rastafarian dreadlock hairdo. This hairdo looks spectacular but can be prone to matting. So, don’t take on a hairstyle like that unless you’re prepared to put a lot of hours into maintaining it correctly.
57. White Corded Poodle Hairdo
If you have the time to maintain it, this all-over corded look can work really well on a pure white Poodle, as you can see in this photograph.
58. Cool Corded Topknot
This beautiful black Poodle has its topknot left to grow naturally until it forms cute spirals. The cords are then gathered together and drawn back onto the pooch’s head to create a casual, laid-back vibe. Cool.
59. Gray Corded Poodle
Here’s another stunning example of a corded coat. We love this Poodle’s bell-bottom style legs!
Generally, corded hair is best cared for by an experienced, pro groomer with expertise in that area. Although this hair type might look like it needs no regular attention, those dreadlocks can very quickly turn into a matted, bedraggled mess if you don’t know how to look after them.
60. Lion Cut
The lion’s mane and tail are a very popular haircut for Poodles. This white toy Poodle has a short all-over haircut with a huge, fluffy lion’s mane and tail.
61. Fluffy Lion
Here’s another white Poodle lion, this time a super-fluffy one! Of course, that fluffy fur takes quite a bit of maintenance to keep it looking good, and if the coat isn’t brushed out every day, mats will quickly develop.
62. Black Lion
This beautiful black Poodle is showing off a shorter version of the Lion cut. We think that looks absolutely stunning. What do you think?
63. Long Hair
This Poodle with her delightful long hairstyle is hoping for a gift from Santa. Who could resist those big brown eyes and flowing locks?
64. My Little Poodle Pony
This competitive grooming entrant has certainly not held anything back with this spectacular clip! The Poodle has been styled to look just like a cowboy’s horse, right down to the saddle with lasso attached!
The Poodle pony’s mane and tail have been created using fake hair extensions rather than the dog’s real hair.
65. Beautiful Topknot
This handsome Poodle’s owner makes the most of his looks by pulling his hair back from his face into a neat ponytail topknot.
This beautiful gray Poodle is all ready to make his grand entrance in a Poodle show.
To keep his gorgeous fluffy long head hair tangle-free and achieve a defined or sharp-looking finish that shows off the dog’s handsome face, this guy’s owner has used a couple of bobbles to put her pet’s luxuriant locks in bunches.
67. Pretty As A Picture
This sweet little lady looks gorgeous with her fluffy head and ears.
68. Fluffy Pigtails
This pretty little girl Poodle likes to wear her ear hair long! Has her adoring owner tied the hair back in bunches to keep it out of this cutie’s dinner bowl?
69. Full-On Lion Hairdo
Here’s a beauty who’s all ready to make his appearance in the show ring.
70. Hair Updo
This Poodle is actually mid-way through having her hair done in preparation for a show. Nonetheless, we love the cute pink hair bobble that the groomer is using to keep the pup’s head hair out of the way.
This Poodle is rocking a wacky hairstyle that combines long hair with topknots that extend right down the dog’s back. Weird, but it works!
72. Drawback “Do”
This practical hairstyle is designed to keep the dog’s hair out of the way while she’s eating. You can let the hair loose once dinner is safely out of the way.
73. Spa Day
This cute Toy Poodle looks as though she’s enjoying a visit to the spa. But we reckon she’s waiting for the groomer to dry her before her haircut.
74. Short Hair
This little guy is having a bad hair day! That said, we’ve all been there, and we think this wild hairdo kinda suits this tiny dude.
75. Superfluffy Snowball!
You have to wonder if this Poodle can even see where he’s going! The basic clip is a standard fall or winter cut, but the head hair has been left to grow right out. The groomer then combed and fluffed out the head hair to create a wild, wacky super-fluffy snowball.
This apricot-colored Poodle looks absolutely amazing in her perfect Lion cut.
77. Classic Poodle Cut
The classic Poodle haircut is the style that’s most often associated with the breed. The hair is shaved short on the body with the tail, neck, and legs left longer.
78. Practical And Stylish
Variations on the classic Poodle cut are practical and stylish hairdos that can be the perfect choice for active dogs that love to run and play in the park, just like the pooch in this picture.
79. Show White
This glamorous classic Poodle cut is all ready to win the blue ribband at the dog show!
80. Perfect Pooch
Here’s a dog that’s experienced in the show ring. That perfect classic Poodle haircut and pristine white coat are sure to catch the judge’s eye.
81. French Poodle
This classic French Poodle haircut is perfect for the fall and winter.
These functional Poodle cuts leave the coat long while the dog’s face and neck are shaved. Remember to trim the hair between the Poodle’s paws, too.
82. White Frenchie
Here’s another Frenchie hairstyle that looks beautiful on this white Poodle.
83. Poodle In The Park
Although she looks absolutely gorgeous, we wonder just how long this stunning white Poodle will keep clean!
84. Short Poodle Cut
This Poodle is sure to keep cool and comfortable with this smart short hairstyle.
85. Suited And Booted!
This handsome dude is making the most of his good looks and smart Summer clip by adding a cute necktie to complete the look.
86. Fluffy Butt!
This amateur groomer has attempted the Classic Poodle clip but left more fluffy fur on the dog’s backside and tail than the norm. That said, it works!
87. Handsome Dude!
This handsome Standard Poodle shows us what the classic Summer or Kennel clip looks like once it begins to grow out.
Many owners like to have their dog clipped right out when the summer weather arrives and the mercury rises, allowing the coat to grow out again before the fall so that their dog has a warm coat ready for the winter months.
88. Chocolate Beauty
This gorgeous chocolate brown Poodle has a traditional all-over clip that’s been kept to a medium length. That shows off the dog’s delightful curly coat while keeping him warm. The face has been shaved to highlight the breed’s sharp, intelligent facial features.
89. Leg Warmers
This beautiful Poodle is rocking the 80s legwarmers look with his fluffy bootees and shaved legs.
90. Colorful Hair
If you have a white or pale-colored Poodle, you might want to jazz up his or her hairstyle with a little color. This Poodle’s pink and purple color scheme adds a fun look that’s sure to turn heads whenever he visits the dog park or strolls down the street in his neighborhood.
Always use pet-safe hair dye when adding a splash of color to your Poodle’s “do.” Human products, including shampoos and conditioners, are too harsh for dogs and may cause skin irritation. So, before you begin any form of extreme grooming, always make sure that you choose high-quality products that are suitable for canine use.
91. Think Pink!
This traditional short haircut can be jazzed up by leaving the dog’s feet, ears, head, and chest long and dying them pink! Of course, you don’t have to use pink. Simply pick your favorite color and brighten up the dog park!
92. Pink hair poodle for Valentine’s
This sweet little lady has opted for a more subtle hint of color with a pretty pale, rose pink tint for her ears. Of course, you can choose from a whole range of funky colors, depending on your personal preference.
93. Rainbow Hairdo!
Brighten up this classic poodle haircut by adding some vibrant color to your pet’s fluffy head hair! This owner has gone for a rainbow look, but the choice is yours!
94. Mohawk Colorful Fun
Despite a fair amount of controversy about Poodle styles, there’s a craze for dying your pooch’s hair in every color you can imagine.
This flashy Poodle haircut is another variation on the short, all-over clip with the addition of a fun Mohawk and a fluffy tail.
To achieve the look, simply leave the hair long on the top of the dog’s head, and let your imagination run riot with a choice of hair colors!
95. Multicolored Poodle Style
There’s nothing boring about this Poodle hairstyle! This traditional Poodle haircut has been made unique by the use of a range of bright colors to highlight your pet’s features.
96. Donald Duck Dog
Creative dog grooming, where groomers transform their pets into characters, is a thriving competitive sport! Who knew?!
This Poodle has been clipped and dyed to resemble a duck swimming on a blue pond, surely one of the most iconic clips we’ve found so far!
97. A Colorful Poodle Pair
These two Poodles look absolutely gorgeous with their multicolored hairdos. If you see these two beauties walking down the street or playing on the beach, you won’t forget them in a hurry!
98. Purple Patchwork Style
If you love the color purple, this quirky Poodle “do” could be perfect for you. Shades of purple and blue have been used to complement the pup’s natural gray color. An all-over shortcut, shaved face, and fluffy noseband complete the look without completely masking the dog’s lovely natural features.
This Poodle has been transformed into a kind of dinosaur with a spiny back, cute pompom on the tail, and outrageous color scheme.
What will they think of next?!
100. Tangerine Dream
This cute little Poodle has a hairdo that’s long on the top and ears but left short all over her body. To brighten up the pup’s haircut, her owner has dyed the pooch’s topknot and ears with a brilliant orange dye.
101. Extreme Grooming!
Words cannot describe this outrageous hairdo! Now, that extreme grooming effort is certainly going to stop traffic when this pup crosses the street. But do you think that’s a clip too far? It’s really just a matter of personal taste.
Tell us what you reckon in the comments box at the end of this article.
102. Snow White And The Seven Dwarves
Here we go again with another outrageous competitive grooming hairstyle!
This white Standard Poodle has been clipped and dyed to present a cameo picture of Snow White and her dwarves. We guess the other dwarves are on the other side of the dog!
Although the hairstyle is undoubtedly outrageous and not to everyone’s taste, it does demonstrate the groomer’s creative flair and practical ability. Impressive.
103. Rainbow Poodle
Judging by the expression on this Poodle’s face, he loves his bright and cheerful color scheme as much as his owner does! We’re not convinced, but what do you think?
104. Happy Hallowe’en!
If you’re off to a Hallowe’en party and your pup is coming too, you might want to try this spooky skeleton hairdo for your creepy canine companion!
105. Pink Lion
A pink lion is the last thing you would expect to see when taking a stroll along the beach, but this Poodle owner has decided that would be a fun thing to do!
106. Me And My Pink Shadow!
Here’s our favorite pink lion again, this time with his cute little furry friend.
107. Poodle In Pink
This gorgeous blossom-pink Poodle looks absolutely delightful, and her fur is in great condition, too.
108. Another Pink Lion!
This Poodle has been given a gorgeous lion clip that’s clearly been done by an accomplished groomer. The look has been finished with pink highlights that are sure to make this gorgeous lady the center of attention wherever she goes.
109. Coat Of Many Colors
This Poodle is clearly heading off to a party, decorated in his coat of many colors!
110. Panda Poodle
Here’s another example of extreme dog grooming. This Standard Poodle has been cleverly clipped and dyed to make him look exactly like a giant panda. Essentially, the pup’s clip is a regular fall/winter one with the legs left longer than the body hair. It’s actually the artwork that makes the hairdo unique.
111. Love You!
Now, how about this for a cheeky clip? The dog groomer has clipped a perfect heart onto this fluffy bundle’s butt! That’s definitely puppy love, we reckon.
112. Tiny Toy Poodle
Is this a real dog or an adorable Teddy Bear toy? Well, believe it or not, this little guy is a tiny Toy Poodle puppy. Ah, bless!
113. Fluffy Topknot
This gorgeous gray Poodle has had his coat shaved to a medium length and then scissor blended to create a look that’s almost like velvet. The adorable style is finished with a fluffy topknot and cute bunches.
114. Beautiful Button Eyes
This Poodle has had his facial fur carefully and expertly scissor blended to create an angled Teddy Bear look that really works.
Before And After
It can be helpful to see a few pictures of how your Poodle might look after his haircut. So, we’ve included these before and after shots to help you decide.
115. Messy to Tidy
This Standard Poodle’s coat had grown a little too long to be manageable for his owner, but after a quick grim and tidy-up, he looks like a different dog.
116. Shaved to Perfection
A quick clip was all that was required to transform this untidy-looking Poodle from a sheep to a pretty lamb.
117. Face Revealed!
You can barely see this handsome black Poodle’s face underneath that mop of unruly hair! And he surely can’t see you either! So, this guy’s owner took her pup to the groomer’s for a tidy-up.
The groomer has shaved the pup’s face to remove that overgrown fringe, left a pretty, curly topknot for fun, and scissor blended the ear hair. An all-over body trim completes the new look.
118. Beautiful Hairdo!
This Standard Poodle suits his long, curly hair, but a quick trim was needed to even up the hair growth over the pup’s body. The dog’s face was shaved to reveal the smooth lines and classic Poodle features, and the topknot was combed out to create a gorgeous fluffy ball.
We hope you enjoyed our fun article on all the different types and styles of Poodle haircuts out there. If you loved it, please don’t forget to share.
As you can see, there are several popular Poodle haircuts that you can ask your professional groomer to do for you. Choose the best style to suit your dog’s lifestyle and the time of year, and ask your pro groomer for advice if you’re not sure what haircut to go for.
You might even want to try your hand at extreme grooming, transforming your pet into a movie scene or a cartoon character, using colored doggy hair dye and imaginative clipping.
What’s your favorite Poodle clip? Tell us in the comments box below.