|Frequently Asked Questions
Cleaning Labradoodle Ears:
|Cleaning Labradoodle Ears
Your Labradoodle puppy develops their adult coat and out of their puppy coat at about 6 to 12 months. Doodle
coats will start to thicken and mat at that point and this is the time to start grooming.
IMPORTANT: cut the puppy coat off with scissors. Don’t let a groomer use clippers and or shave the puppy coat.
When puppy coat is changing to their adult coat your puppy may lose a little hair and the coat may lighten or
darken. A change in curl or wavy will happen as the coat matures. Do NOT shave puppy coat off!
Here is a video with tips for grooming an adult Labradoodle yourself:
Grooming Tips for the Labradoodle
When your Doodle is about 14 months old they will have their adult coat and then body and legs can be shaved
with clippers. Most important is to know your groomer or have a groomer that is recommended. Your groomer
should be easy to talk with and be OK with you staying with your doodle and watching etc…
The best shampoos and conditioners are super important…Doodles have sensitive skin. You don’t want to over
shampoo your Doodle either... only bath when needed or one every 6-8 weeks or so (as often as you groom is a
good reference point). It is recommended to NEVER BLOW DRY Doodle coats, as it's not good for their skin.
It looks good on a doodle to leave their coat longer on head, face and tail. It also looks good if the tail is full and
top of head is full and ears are trimmed up. Don’t shave their face. No shaving the face, ears, paws or tail.
ankles with a bit longer coat. It can be fun to give them a whole new look with a little different cut.
Buy wide tooth combs and open wire brush and the scissors with round tips...
For a summer groom cut down to a inch or two or what ever you want. Its a fun change and your Labradoodle
looks a lot different for a little while. It is a good idea in hot summer to give them a full short body and legs cut.
If your labradoodle is extremely matted or dirty, schedule her for an appointment with a professional groomer.
Many mats lie very close to the skin, and you can injure your dog if you try and cut them away with scissors.
Don’t skip out on routine grooming. It may seem repetitive, but frequent grooming is necessary for your
labradoodle’s comfort and health.
How to Brush the Labradoodle Coat:
Labradoodles can have very thick coats, and daily brushing will cut down on mats. Comb the dog's face and ears.
Brush the hair on the muzzle straight down over the chin to remove tangles. Loosen tangles in the ear hair with
your fingers, and comb the hair flat with the slicker brush.
grooming when they are older! Here is a video that shows how to brush a labradoodle puppy coat:
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