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How to Groom a Goldendoodle: Tips on Grooming Goldendoodles

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As the name suggests, this designer breed is the result of crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. An affectionate dog, the average Goldendoodle is proving to be very popular as a family dog.  However, if you are thinking of adopting a member of this breed, it will pay to have some ideas on how to groom a Goldendoodle.

The Goldendoodle’s history heralds back to the early 1990s so it hasn’t been around for a long, long time.

Of interest is the fact that this breed is even being used in certain service capacities, such as therapy dogs and guide dogs.

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You only have to look at the Doodle in the video below to see how placid this breed can be.

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The Goldendoodle Coat

The amount of shedding that you can expect with this hybrid breed can vary considerably. On the one hand, some seem to shed more than expected but others are, as expected from the Poodle heritage, light shedding. Either way, make sure you have a good pet vacuum on hand, even if it is just for cleaning up after brushing and clipping.

Either way, this is a dog breed that should be groomed regularly. Believe it or not, low shedding breeds tend to require more grooming than breeds that shed profusely.

And such a grooming routine would need to include bathing, brushing and clipping.

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A Video Demo – How to Groom a Goldendoodle

In this video, you can follow along while a Doodle is given a complete groom. Every step is covered, from grooming the body and face to managing nails. This guide is especially useful for any of you wishing to economise on grooming costs by doing your own grooming at home.

As you can seem from the video, the Goldendoodle is no small breed. But, of course, you already know this if you have arrived at this site, searching for tips on how to groom your own Goldendoodle.

Grooming a Goldendoodle “AT HOME”

Tools Frequently Used by Groomers

Wahl Pet Clipper Hair Cutting Kit for Touch Ups Between Professional Grooming to Your Dog or Cut – Model 9160-210

If you have been researching the best clippers for Goldendoodles, then you will be interested to know just how smoothly these clippers glide through the Goldendoodle’s hair.

Wahl Professional Animal Blade Oil for Pet Clipper and Trimmer Blades (#3310-230)

Grooming Scissors

PET MAGASIN Japanese Stainless Steel Grooming Scissors (2) for Facial Hair and Larger for Body Trimming with Round Tip

A Brush for Goldendoodles

YIRU Large Firm Slicker Brush for Dogs Goldendoodles,Extra Long Pin Slicker Brush for Dog Pet Grooming Pins and Deshedding,Removes Long and loose Hair,Undercoat,25mm(1″)

Tips Before Tackling Your Own Doodle Grooming

It is always a good idea to wear appropriate grooming gear, such as a grooming smock, so as to avoid having to pluck out endless strands of hair from socks or woolens.

With this breed you will do well to have a good pet hair vacuum on hand.

It is also advisable to give your Goldendoodle a bath before starting the clipping process so as to minimise snagging your clippers on mats or tangled hair.

A clipping procedure could look something like this:

1. Trimming with Wahl clippers:

  • Along the back – how to groom with the growth
  • Down the sides (either side of the belly)
  • Down the legs.
  • Under the ears
  • Under the neck
  • Down the bottom area

2. Trimming with pet scissors:

  • Around the eyes – a tricky area on any breed
  • Around the mouth and under the chin
  • Around the neck area
  • Around the cheeks
  • Around the forehead area
  • Around the ears – how to get the angle right – how to cut behind the ears
  • Down the paws

3. Finishing off with nail trimmers

If you would like to acquaint yourself with some of the more popular trims, check out our article on Goldendoodle Haircuts.

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More Books on Caring for Goldendoodles

Goldendoodle: Goldendoodle Owners Bible: Goldendoodle Puppies, Mini, Goldendoodle Breeders & Rescue, Owners Guide, Prices, Adults & Full Grown Size, Training, Grooming, Health, & More

Goldendoodles (Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals)


2 thoughts on “How to Groom a Goldendoodle: Tips on Grooming Goldendoodles”

  1. Loved it. As being a dog groomer it feels great to read and learn what others have to say. I was looking for a better clipper and I found it here. I would like to try Wahl Clipper. Thanks and keep sharing.

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