Grooming Australian Labradoodles

Labradoodles have coats that will require regular brushing and a set grooming routine.  I personally prefer 2-3 times per week for brushing.  If your dog's hair is 4" or longer, you may have to brush daily.  There are some simple things you can do to make sure your dog’s coat stays free of mats and has a wonderful groomed look.  We hope this page helps you keep your dog’s coat in good shape at home in between the visits to your groomer.  

 

Finding an experienced Labradoodle groomer is difficult! The best way to get the results you want is to print photos of your desired look and take them to the groomer. Show your groomer the ALAA Grooming Video and printed instructions found on the ALAA home page:

Grooming Video  - (see bottom of the page for printable instructions.)

 

Some choose to groom their own furbabies.  The internet contains a multitude of grooming videos that you can teach yourself for at-home grooming.  We frequently see dogs with coats in need of serious help due to failed at home/groomer cuts or unsuccessfully keeping the coat mat free.  A matted or butchered looking Labradoodle is not a very attractive Labradoodle.  Severe matting can cause severe discomfort and skin issues.  If you are not capable of keeping your dog’s coat in good condition, please budget for professional grooming at least three times a year for the major trimming/clipping, and more frequently for bathing/brushing for those who do not brush their dog at home.  The average cost to have a Labradoodle done at a groomer is between $60 and $125 dollars, depending on what you are having done.  It will be less for bathing and brushing only than it will for a full trim and clip.

 

LABRADOODLE GROOMING BASIC – TOOLS & SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED AT HOME FOR BASIC GROOMING NEEDS - CLICK UNDERLINED WORD FOR LINK.

 

 

If you want to try and do your own full-body scissoring or clipping at home instead of hiring a groomer, we recommend having the following tools:

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