Goldendoodles are known for their beautiful coats. Often gorgeously golden in color with curly locks, the coat is one of the distinguishing features of this breed.
And it’s this teddy bear appearance that has made the Goldendoodle so popular in recent years.
And all that fur means that pet owners worldwide have got creative when styling their precious pups. From the classic puppy cut to the intricate lion cut, there is no shortage of ways you can trim your Goldendoodle.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the most popular Goldendoodle haircuts around while also giving you some tips and tricks on how you can keep your pet’s coat looking stylish and feeling fantastic.
If you break down their name, you’ll quickly realize that these dogs are a cross between the popular Golden Retriever and the adorable Poodle.
As a result of their hypoallergenic, non-shedding coats, Poodle mix breeds became very popular in the 1990s.
Labradoodles were one of the first Poodle crosses that became popular, developed in 1988 by an Australian breeder who needed a dog suitable for blind people suffering from allergies.
Since that, many other breeds of Doodles have been developed to follow the success of the Australian Labradoodle, including the Schnoodle, Bernedoodle, and Sheepadoodle. And, of course, the Goldendoodle.
The coat length of your Goldendoodle will primarily depend on what generation cross your dog is. The most common types of Goldendoodle include F1 and F1B dogs.
F1 Goldendoodle dogs are first-generation crosses, meaning they are the puppies of a purebred Poodle and purebred Golden Retriever.
The coat of these dogs could resemble either of its parents and is typically longer and more wavy or shaggy rather than tightly curled like the Poodle’s coat.
On the other hand, F1B Goldendoodle generation dogs are backcrosses, meaning they have one purebred parent and one crossbreed.
This means that they likely contain more Poodle genetics and will have the shorter, non-shedding, curly coat of this breed.
Did you know that “teddy bear” is used to describe both the dog and the haircut?
Now, let’s talk dog. The words “teddy bear” are sometimes used to describe the Goldendoodle breed. Many Doodle enthusiasts refer to all Goldendoodles as teddy bear Goldendoodles. However, from my research, the term teddy bear Goldendoodle was originally associated with one specific type of Goldendoodle. For more info, please read my article, The Teddy Bear Goldendoodle: 7 Things You May Not Know About ‘Em.
How often should you brush your Goldendoodle?
This is tricky, all goldendoodles have slightly different coats and some are more prone to matting due to genetics. We definitely recommend brushing out the coats daily or three times a week. If you are noticing little mats and only brushing three times a week, definitely increase the brushing schedule.
How often should you groom your Goldendoodle?
This depends on how you choose to keep their hair. The longer lengths really need to be groomed more often due to having a higher risk of matting. The matts are just like dread locks and can be very difficult and painful to brush out. There is also a risk of hematoma to the ears if they are badly matted and have to be shaved. If you’d would like to leave your doodle long, we recommend getting bath and brush outs between grooms around every 3-4 weeks and getting grooms 6-8 weeks apart. If you like your doodle shaved short, then every 6-8 weeks is usually adequate, as long as you are doing your part and brushing them at home.
How do you groom a mini Goldendoodle teddy bear cut?
How do you trim a Goldendoodle face teddy bear?
- Small notch shaved between the eyes.
- Short hair trim around the ears and eyes.
- Have the groomer use round scissors around the dogs muzzle.
- Use blending shears to help blend the hair evenly around the face and ears.