Labradoodle Grooming

Australian Labradoodle Haircut
1. Muzzle is rounded, with no horizontal lines
2. Hair on top of head is left longer, and blends seamlessly into ears
3. Ears are trimmed at the ear leather, not allowed to grow long
4. Eyebrows are long and faded into ears
5. Hair around eyes is trimmed so as not to impair vision
6. Legs are trimmed into columns, leaving feet barely distinguishable
7. Tail is left feathery, neither excessively long or trimmed short
8. Body is trimmed with a clipper with comb, and cleaned up with scissors

Your Australian Labradoodle puppyʻs coat will be very easy to care for initially. It will be soft as silk and unlikely to tangle at all. However, as the puppy matures – usually sometime in the first year – this will change and all of a sudden become a terribly matted mess unless you are brushing on a regular basis.

To get your puppy used to brushing, do it daily even when it is not necessary and pair the activity with treats. That way, your puppy will see grooming as a pleasant experience, and you will thank yourself when he is older and it is necessary.

If you wait until then, he will only know brushing as an activity that is painful, since his first brushing is when he already has tangles, and he has no positive feelings about it already.

Many people end up having to shave their dog after they undergo this transition to an adult coat, but a shaved doodle is just not as cute.

As an adult, try to keep brushing a couple of times per week, and after baths, use a detangling spray to help with the brush-out.

Ideally, your dog will have a professional grooming every 6-8 weeks. You can go longer if you are good at brushing regularly. An Australian Labradoodle should not be groomed as a poodle. Hereʻs an instructional video that will give you an idea of what you are going for:

A few of our favorite Australian Labradoodle grooming products are listed below.

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