How to Groom a Goldendoodle: Tips on Grooming a Goldendoodle


The Goldendoodle Crossbreed

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

This breed heralds back to the early 1990s so i 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.

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.

Goldendoodles. Ultimate Goldendoodle Dog Manual. Goldendoodle Care, Costs, Feeding, Grooming, Health and Training All Included.

How to Manage Goldendoodle Haircuts

In the video below, you can follow along while a Goldendoodle is given a puppy cut. This guide is especially useful for any of you wishing to economise on grooming costs by doing your own grooming at home.

Tools used in the video include:

  • The popular Wahl adjustable clippers.

Wahl Pet Clipper Hair Cutting Kit for touch ups between professional grooming to your dog or cut by The Brand Used By Professionals. #9160-210

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

  • Clipper Oil

Wahl Professional Animal Blade Oil #3310-230

  • Grooming Scissors

Pet Magasin Grooming Scissors Kits – (2 Pairs – 1 for Body and 1 for Face + Ear + Nose + Paw) – Sharp and Strong Stainless Steel Blade Dog Grooming Scissors with Round Tip Top for Dogs and Cats

  • Clipper Combs

WAHL No.4 Stainless Steel Attachment Comb

A Grooming Video – How to Clip a Goldendoodle

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.

As advised in the video, it’s 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’s a good idea to give your Goldendoodle a bath before starting the clipping process so as to minimise snagging your clippers on mats or tangled hair.

The clipping procedure demonstrated in the video includes:

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 clippers

More Books on Caring for Goldendoodles

Goldendoodles (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual)

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

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