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.
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