PUPPY OR WORKING
Major controversy among poodle fanciers is: which coat clip should the American Kennel Club approve and permit at dog shows? Much to the chagrin of owners who prefer their pets trimmed in the Royal Dutch clip, the A.K.C. recognizes only the Continental or its variation, the English Saddle clip, and disqualifies all other barbering as "unorthodox." Only concession made by A.K.C. is that poodles under 12 months of age can be shown in the Puppy or Working clip.