Known for their hypo-allergenic fur, the Goldendoodle’s coat is why many seek after the breed. But, hypo-allergenic & non-shedding doesn’t always mean low maintenance.
When left unattended, a Goldendoodle’s undercoat can get matted and painful for your pet. Every dog loses their puppy fur to grow in their adult coat. For Goldendoodle puppies, this poses a challenge.
If not brushed frequently, the puppy’s non-shedding fur gets matted in with the adult fur at the follicle, causing discomfort, which translates into excessive scratching. A quick solution to this is using a slick brush a few times a week.
Here is one of our favorites.
All of our Doodles of NC puppies are brushed from just a few weeks old so they grow fond of the one-on-one bonding time. Who doesn’t love a back scratch - right?!
If your doodle’s coat becomes fluffy after brushing, a simple water - or children’s detangler - spritz & pat brings those coils right on back!
In addition to brushing, our puppies learn to love bath time.
Using a tear-free or mild dog shampoo allows you to bathe your doodle as frequently as every week without drying out their fur.
Earthbath All Natural Pet Shampoo is our all-time top pick. -
Be sure to keep the insides of their ears dry while bathing! Dogs, in general, have sensitive ears. If their ears start emitting a strong odor, or your dog scratches their ears and whines, we recommend a trip to the vet to check for an infection.
Mini goldendoodles can easily be bathed in the kitchen sink. For larger Goldendoodles a walk-in shower or bath tub with a shower wand works beautifully. Lather twice and rinse thoroughly! Then towel dry and brush the coat.
To speed up the drying process, a hair dryer on a low, cool setting, can speed up the process.
Trips to the Groomers
A goldendoodle's fur grows quite rapidly. We encourage a few trips to the groomers a year to help trim up their coat (especially around their eyes) to help minimize madding of the fur and healthy coat growth.
And, one last tip!
Let’s face it, pollen can irritate even the strongest of eyes! If your Goldendoodle ends up with the pink/orange tear eyeliner, use an alcohol-free makeup remover wipe. It is gentle enough for their delicate skin, but also smells super clean and fresh.
We hope these tips & tricks help you keep your Goldendoodle cute, clean, and comfortable.
And, feel free to reach out to us with any other questions you have on providing the proper care for your Goldendoodle.