In this article, Happy Time Doodle—conveniently based out of Richmond, Kentucky (KY)—are here to provide you with some tips on the care and grooming of your Australian Labradoodle. To learn more about this fabulous breed, or to find one of your very own, contact us today! We proudly serve the entire United States.
Australian Labradoodles are known for their fluffy, soft coats that don’t or shed. These wonderfully tempered four-legged friends don’t shed hair all over a home, but that does not mean that their grooming is any less important. Grooming an Australian Labradoodle is a very important part of properly caring for your pet, and it is important that you know what needs to be done. At Happy Time Doodles of Richmond, Kentucky, we want to show you how to groom your Australian Labradoodle, so you can make sure your pet is comfortable and healthy.
Coat Care and Bathing
Australian Labradoodles are a higher-maintenance breed when it comes to grooming. To ensure that your furry friend is comfortable and clean, an Australian Labradoodle should be professionally groomed every 4-6 weeks. If Labradoodles are not groomed this frequently, their coat becomes matted due to the lack of shedding associated with the breed. We recommend they be brushed out at least once a week. Washed and brushed every other week and fully groomed 4-6 weeks. Bathing your Australian Labradoodle will also make an impact on their coat health. Frequent baths with gentle, shampoos can condition the coat and make it softer. During the bath you should ensure that your labradoodle is scrubbed, thoroughly rinsed, and dried appropriately. Combing out your pet’s fur after a bath is also a great idea, just apply a small amount of conditioner to ease the process and then make sure it is rinsed clear.
Ear and Eye Care
Ear and eye care is another incredibly important part of grooming your Australian Labradoodle. Ear hair needs to be trimmed and the ears should be kept clear of hair. A groomer will know how to pluck this hair and remove it, so make sure you see a groomer who specializes in the breed. In addition, when bathing your Australian Labradoodle, make sure no water gets trapped in their ears because this can lead to irritation. Eye care is just as important when it comes to grooming. Australian Labradoodles have naturally weepy eyes, which is a trait passed down from poodles. To keep your pet’s face clear of stains near the eye, daily cleaning will be required. This can be done with a wet cloth, baby wipes, or pet eye wipes.
Because gum disease can be an issue for all dogs, it is important to feed your dog hard dog food, give them toys for chewing, and provide them with regular tooth brushing. All of these methods will help reduce the tartar build up on their teeth; keeping their breath fresh and their gums clean and healthy. Perform dental care on your pet early to get them adjusted.
While Australian Labradoodles do require a little extra grooming work, these dogs will surely bring joy to your whole family regardless of the need for frequent baths. If you have more questions about the breed, their grooming needs, or are interested in reserving a slot for litters, contact Happy Time Doodles today! As a Golden Paw Breeder and member of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America, we proudly work with potential owners across the entire United States.