The Australian Labradoodles also require varying degrees of grooming depending on their coat type.
The Hair (Dog hair either feathering, scruffy, or wavy) is a shedding coat and will need a quick brushing/combing once a month depending on the density and length of the coat. NEVER shave your dog’s hair coat. A light trimming might be required with scissors but usually not.
The Normal Fleece (Softer wavy or spiralling coat) is a non-shedding coat and will need to be brushed/combed thoroughly about every two-three weeks. This coat usually requires trimming one-two times a year.
It is recommended to thoroughly brush/comb this coat about once a week and don’t let the coat length to get past about three inches in length with trimming two-three times a year.
The Wool (Dense curly coat) is a non-shedding coat and will need to be brushed/combed thoroughly about once a week. This coat also requires trimming about three-four times a year.
Grooming Note: Non-shedding labradoodles have a coat change from puppy to adult any time between 6-8 months of age. Because they do not “shed out” the old coat, you must groom the old dead coat out, or it will cause severe matting in the new coat. During their coat change, it is recommended that you groom them daily. The coat change can last anywhere from a week to several weeks. (This is usually the time when owners decide that their beautiful furry doodle needs a shorter look.)