|Frequently Asked Questions
Cleaning Labradoodle Ears:
|Cleaning Labradoodle Ears
As your Labradoodle puppy develops their adult coat and out of their puppy coat at about 6 to 12 months. Doodle
coat will start to thicken and mat, 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 pup coat is changing to their adult coat 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. I don’t like my dogs blow
dry with a dryer. You don’t want to over shampoo your Doodle, only bath when needed or one every 4-5 weeks or
so. It is recommended to NEVER BLOW DRY Doodle coats, as it's not good for their skin.
It is always important to leave their coat longer on head, face and tail. It looks good if 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 around tips...
full 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 weather 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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