Grooming Recommendatins


DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A BREED STANDARD HAIRCUT FOR THE AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE? THE GROOMING STYLE SHOULD REFLECT THIS AND IT IS NOT THE SAME AS OTHER LABRADOODLES, GOLDENDOODLES OR POODLES. IT INCLUDES THE EARS "CUT SHORT TO THE LEATHER, " AS OPPOSSED TO THE POODLE WHERE THE EARS ARE LEFT LONG. 


THESE BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS ARE A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE DIFFERENCE A GOOD GROOMING (DONE TO BREED STANDARD) CAN MAKE. PHOTO COURTESY OF CEDAR BEND LABRADOODLES. 


WE RECOMMEND FINDING AND FORMING A RELATIONSHIP WITH A GREAT GROOMER WHO HAS EXPERIENCE WITH THE AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE. IF YOU ARE LOCAL TO US IN SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHELSEA AT 'BARKS AND BUBBLES'.


YOU MAY SHARE THIS VIDEO OR THE GROOMING CARD INCLUDED IN YOUR PUPPY BAG WITH YOUR GROOMER TO ACHIEVE THIS 'LOOK' OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE AND THE PROPER BREED STANDARD. 

WEEKLY:  

1. BRUSHING- WE RECOMMEND BRUSHING YOUR AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE WITH A DEMATTING SLICKER BRUSH EVERY OTHER DAY.  START WHEN YOU TAKE PUPPY HOME TO MAKE IT AN EASY LIFELONG ROUTINE.  PROPER NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS WILL ALSO HELP KEEP YOUR DOG'S COAT LOOKING GREAT. 


MONTHLY:  

1. GROOMING- SETTING UP A MONTHLY STANDING APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR GROOMER WILL KEEP YOUR LABRADOODLE LOOKING GREAT. YOUR PET MAY NEED A BATH AND TIDY UP TRIM ONE MONTH, THEN A FULL GROOM AND HAIR CUT THE NEXT.  


2. NAIL TRIM- KEEPING YOUR DOGS CLAWS TRIMMED CAN BE DONE YOURSELF OR BY YOUR VET TECH OR GROOMER.


‚Äč3. EYE CARE- KEEP HAIR TRIMMED AWAY FROM YOUR DOGS EYES USING BLUNT TIPPED SCISSORS. HAIR THAT RUBS IN YOUR DOG'S EYES CAN INTRODUCE BACTERIA LEADING TO INFECTION. 


4. EAR CLEANING- CHECKING YOUR DOGS EARS FOR REDNESS, UNPLEASANT ODOR, EXCESS BROWN GUNK CAN MEAN YOU ARE DEALING WITH AN EAR INFECTION. IF YOU FIND THESE SYMPTOMS, SEE YOUR VET, AS CLEANING ALONE WONT CLEAR UP THE ISSUE. TO PREVENT EAR INFECTIONS, BE SURE YOUR GROOMER IS SANITIZING EQUIPMENT BEFORE USING ON YOUR DOG, ASSESS YOUR DOGS EARS FREQUENTLY, AND/OR USE AN EAR POWDER LIKE "TERRIFC EAR POWDER".