Australian Labradoodle puppy coat is very easy to groom – it is enough to brush the coat every now and then. However when the coat goes through the phase of changing to an adult coat it requires more attention then.

Articles that I use during normal grooming procedure:
1. Shaver
2. Slicker brush
3. Matt remover
4. Scissors
5. Thinners

Accessories

Accessories

Head – you give the had round shape. Beard must be cut the way so it is short and round. Cut the bang so it does not cover eyes of your dog. Hair around the muzzle should be shorten and it should give the muzzle round shape.

Shaping beard

Shaping beard

Shaping beard

Shaping beard

Cutting Bangs

Cutting Bangs

Eyes – the hair on the muzzle shall be cut the way so it does not go into your dogs eyes. You have to remember to take care after it as the dirty hair going into the eye could cause eye infections.

Hair on the muzzle

Hair on the muzzle

Done

Done

Done

Done

Ears – should be cleaned. Hair should be shaved on the throat – from one ear to another. This way we ensure air float.

Clean and shaved ear

Clean and shaved ear

Shaved throat

Shaved throat

Groins – the hair could get mats in this area because when the dog moves, legs rub against down part of a belly and the chest. You could shorten the hair in the groins to the 1-2 cm length.

Paws – no hair should grow over the paws. The hair must be shorten and should end where the paw ends. Hair growing in the pads should be cut out (with the round baby scissors) This way no mud, dirt or snow gets inside them

Cutting the paw hair

Cutting the paw hair

Cutting the paw hair

Cutting the paw hair

Cutting the paw hair

Cutting the paw hair

hair in between

hair in between

properly cut

properly cut

How to brush the dog.
Use a slicker brush – it was designed for poodles and does a very good job! It is constructed on the soft pad which bends while you brush your dog – so you will not hurt him. You have to remember that you should start from the bottom – not from the spine. You start from the bottom taking only a little bit of the hair at a time and then you take more and more – this way you are sure that all the hair have been brushed (even the ones that are at the bottom) If you start from the spine it will not be possible to get into the bottom hair.

slicker brush

slicker brush

Start from the bottom

Start from the bottom

move up

move up

If there is a small matt. You can easily remove it using matt breaker. But if there is a bigger mat then it requires some more professional job to do. Never ever wash the dog with mats as you will make them impossible to be removed.

After brushing your dog you can use de-matting spray. It refreshes the coat and causes less matting. It also makes the hair to get it curls back.

Anti-mating spray

Anti-mating spray

While bathing or drying your dog out do not use the circlar movements as you will tangle the hair.

All puppy buyers will be equipped with short videos regarding proper brushing and de-mating. The videos are under construction now and will be ready shortly.

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Elzbieta Gajewska
Australian Labradoodle Breeder in Poland
First Professional Australian Labradoodle Kennel in Poland