The vet office called me in at noon and asked if I would come take in a poodle designer dog that the owner no longer wanted. Me and my husband walked in and they carried the dog into the room. He was so matted he looked like a lamb. The groomer for the vet had already left for the day/weekend, so they told me to bring him back Monday to get groomed. I couldnt wait. The poor dog's leg was matted to his stomach and couldnt walk. The fur was so matted over his ears, he could hardly see. And lets just say his man parts were matted to one side and he couldnt properly pee. It took me over 2 hours to cut and groom him (it probly wouldnt take a real groomer that long) and he has to go in Monday to get shaved down. The poor thing looks funny, but at least he can move. His nails were super long and he has dew claws in the back had started to grew back into his legs Point being, if you have a poodle,doode, oodle, etc (any longhaired, etc dog) please take the time to groom them. Its for the dogs well being and health.