Oodles of Doodles

If you own a doodle or are thinking of owning a doodle, here are some things you should know!

 

Doodles are the highest groom maintenance dog you can own. Your doodle should be brushed & combed everyday, result being able to comb nose to tail without tangles or pulling. Every doodle coat is different. Routines at home should NOT include bathing. Without proper tools, baths at home can expedite matting. Long coats need to be completely dried, if left to air dry or towel dry, the coat will begin to mat.

If you prefer a long coat (longer than 1/2 inch of hair) without home maintenance, bring your doodle to the groomer every 4-6 weeks. You can rotate baths & full haircuts between these weeks to ensure their coats are being properly cared for. If you want to do most of your own maintenance at home & have the time to properly brush & dry your doodle between grooming, we suggest bringing them every 8-12 weeks. 

The last thing a groomer wants to do is disappoint their client, we want you to love our work as much as we do.

Below are a variety of different doodles with different coats. Some can have thick hair, some thin, some have curly, others have straight. 

 

Below are a Slicker Brush & Greyhound comb you will need to maintain your doodles coat at home.

 

 

False concepts of Doodles:

  1. You do not have to get them groomed often. This is not true. A doodle is mixed with oneof the highest maintenance dogs (poodle) which makes it equally important to get them groomed. 
  2. They are hypoallergenic. Most people who have allergies to dogs/cats are allergic to their dander not their hair. Doodles still shed skin & have dander.
  3. They do not shed. Absoluetly false, all dogs shed. Whether it be clumps or hair once a month or shedding everyday. If you brush your dog & hair is on your brush, that is shedding. 
  4. They can not be shave. We do not like to shave them because they are adorable when they fluffy but if you are not maintaining their coat then they will need to be shaved if matting occurs. This does not harm or hurt their coat in any way.
  5. They do not need to be groomed until a year old. The sooner you bring any dog to a groomer the more accustom your dog will be for future grooming. Just because you take your dog to the groomer between 3-7 months old, does not mean they will need or recieve a haircut. Normally a groomer will suggest puppy baths or baths & tidies the first year of their lives, as with any breed of dog. Waiting a year after your dog is born will make it hard for the dog to become relaxed or not afraid of the process. 
  6. They have a specific breed cut. You can actually cut your dog however you want. Below are some examples of different cuts on different doodles.
  7. Every groomer hates doodles or wants to shave them. This is absurd. Groomers who love animals do not love breeds. They love well behaved & groomed dogs. We will love your dog even if its jumping on us or biting our fingers when we give it treats. What we don’t love is, parents with high expectations for their dogs haircut outcome when they didn’t bother grooming or maintaining their dogs coats at home for a whole year.