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The adult Labradoodle coat comes in between 7 to 14 months of age. During this time, his coat will be higher maintenance until the puppy coat comes out and his adult coat comes in. This is a good time to visit the groomer. In fact, if you decide to have your dog professionally groomed on a regular basis, it is a great idea to go when the pup is about 12 weeks old (having been given his 1st 3 sets of shots 1st) for a puppy cut. Often groomers will offer a special price for this time to encourage you to come as a regular customer in the future. It’s kind of like going to Starbucks for the 1st time. Your doggie looks so good, and you actually got to go to Starbucks while you were waiting…
The FLEECE COAT is soft with a big to small wavy or crimp curl that is easily brushed through and light weight, not wool or thick like a poodle and non shedding and allergy/asthma friendly. It will need to be brushed through thoroughly about every 2 to 3 weeks and trimmed 1 to 2 times a year.
The FLEECE WOOL BLEND is soft with wavy loose spirals. The coat is usually 3 to 4 inches long and doesn’t tend to mat. It is very unique to the multigenerational labradoodle. This coat needs to be combed out about 1 time a week and will be easy to maintain with a trim 1 or 2 times a year.
The WOOL COAT is somewhat poodle like, with tight curls, either soft or coarse, which requires grooming 1 to 2 times a week. It is non-shedding and allergy, asthma friendly.
The HAIR COAT is soft silky and flat to straight with medium waviness and has a fluffy longer coat look. Regular brushing is recommended. This coat is low to non- shedding.
The labradoodle coat colors are Chalk (white), Cream, Apricot/Gold, Red, Chocolate, Caffé Latte, Black and silver.
Most Labradoodles love water and are pretty easy to bathe or take swimming. The coat does not smell like a dog. Here’s a video on how to GROOM YOUR LABRADOODLE!
We recommend using a very mild people shampoo like JASON, Doc Ackerman’s Dog & Cat shampoo, or DR. BRONNER’S Pure-castile tea tree oil or peppermint (diluted). Bathe only when needed.