How to Groom an Aussiedoodle: Aussiedoodle Coats and Aussiedoodle Grooming
Aussiedoodle grooming does not need to be daunting. Miniauture aussiedoodle grooming can be just as easy. Poodles do not shed. Their coat is like our hair and continuously grows. It is more like human hair. If left ungroomed, it becomes tangled and matted. Australian Shepherds, like most dogs, do shed. They have double coats. Their hair grows longer and falls out. Maintenance on a Doodle is similar to a poodle BUT it is imperative that you brush a Doodle coat as much as a poodle coat. They have a propensity to mat at the skin which is very hard to see. The rest of the fur can appear normal. This is why you see so many “naked doodles” after a trip to the groomer. They were most likely matted and needed to be shaved to the skin.
If you follow these grooming tips you can save yourself extra charges at the groomer AND have a happy Doodle!
Poodles need to be brushed several times per week and groomed at minimum every 6-8 weeks. The hair in the ears need to be maintained or else it will grow and mat. The mats can retain moisture, infection and excessive ear wax build up if left unattended. It’s also a fantastic place for mites to live. ICK!
Basic tools every doodle owner needs either for grooming or in-between grooms is a metal straight comb, a Dematting Fur Rake Comb Brush Tool and a slicker brush. The slicker brush is only used where you have allowed the fur to grow longer, often on their head or tail. Doodles’ fur can mat close to the skin but look fine on top. Having a Dematting Fur Rake (which looks like a comb made of razorblades) will help remove these itchy, hard to see mats. It can also save you quite a bit of money at the groomers. You will get charged extra for a matted dog.