Grooming needs for Oodles
From Labradoodles to Schnoodles, from Moodles to Cavoodles, Oodles are slowly taking over hearts and households all across Australia.
Are you an Oodle parent? What made you pick an Oodle as your pet, apart from their obvious cuteness?
Many people tend to choose Oodles over other dog breeds, because they are advertised as “non – shedding” dogs. For many pet parents this means low maintenance, however “non- shedding” doesn’t mean the hair won’t grow. The longer any Oodle’s coat grows the more they become prone to tangles and matts. If your fur baby is any sort of Oodle mix, please ensure you are committed to daily brushing and combing. If you only brush the coat you might think the coat is matt free. This is because the brush-usually a slicker- may just skim through the top & not reach further because of the matts close to the skin. If you can get a comb close to the skin and through the coat then that generally means there are no matts.
You also need to book regular visits to your Groomer to keep your beloved Oodle in tip top shape. From a hygienic and responsible pet owner perspective, all Oodles need to be looked after by a professional Groomer. Book one now> http://www.bluewheelers.com.au/find/
As Australia’s no 1 choice in dog grooming, Blue Wheelers often see Oodle dogs in really bad shape – with matted coats, simply because most owners are misinformed about these breeds. This often occurs at the puppy stage when the puppy coat grows freely for many months without combing. If the dog presents with severe matts, your groomer will have no option but to shave back the coat to remove the matts close to the dog’s skin.
Grooming requirements for Oodles
When to start getting your puppy groomed?
It’s important to get your puppy used to being groomed from a young age. As a responsible owner of a new puppy we encourage you to be touching their ears, pressing on their paws to extend their nails; lifting their chins to comb their chests and underbelly. After they have completed all their immunisations is an ideal to commence their first professional groom. http://www.bluewheelers.com.au/a-dog-groomers-sad-day/)
Grooming is not just about making your dog look pretty, it’s important for their health. Regular grooming helps avoid any matts which can cause extreme discomfort for your dog; Groomers also can detect any lumps or pumps; fleas or ticks etc.
Ideally your dog should be professionally groomed every 4-6 weeks. Even throughout winter their hygiene clips become a necessity.
Labradoodles. (Labrador +poodle)
It’s important that your Labradoodle gets professionally groomed every 4-6 weeks. Since Labradoodles do not shed, their undercoats will get matted fast. Therefore regular brushing is recommended.
When the matting gets really bad, unfortunately your groomer will have to shave your dog.
Schnoodles (schnauzer + poodle)
Schnoodles, do not shed much either, again this means that you must brush them often and get them professionally groomed every 4-6 weeks
Schnoodles are prone to ear infections, so don’t forget to check their ears regularly.
Groodles (Golden Retriever + Poodle )
Again brushing them regularly is a must. Best to start brushing them at a small age, so they get more comfortable with brushing/grooming. Get them professionally groomed every 4-6 weeks
Groodles galore! Before and after shots of a heavy coat Groodles. These 2 fun loving pair were a handful but I got kisses and cuddles afterwards from both which made my day.
Posted by Blue Wheelers on Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Video> Before and after shots of a heavy coat Groodles.
Spoodle (Poodle + Cocker Spaniel)
Spoodles are a cross between Cocker Spaniels and Poodles, so their grooming needs depends on the type of coat they have. Even though they are considered as a hypoallergenic, low maintenance dog, you still need to brush them often to avoid mats and tangles.
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