Cadoodle Breed Maintenance
The Cadoodle may need a fair bit of coat care no matter which parental genes are dominant. The Poodle parent needs to be trimmed on a regular basis in order to keep the shape and to prevent tangles. The Collie's fur can mat easily and be extremely dense. Your hybrid will have a combination of these types of fur so you must expect to brush him daily, taking care to work out the tangles. He may need a trimming on a bi-monthly basis if his fur is like that of the Poodle parent and as well, the feathering on the legs and tail (seen in the Collie) may need to be trimmed with the scissors in order to keep the shape and smart look. If your hybrid loves to swim, be sure to check his ears for excess moisture every time he goes in the water. If dampness remains in the ears, yeast and bacteria may proliferate leading to redness, itching and irritation. Clean his teeth daily if you can; this will ensure the gums stay healthy and the teeth tartar free. Check the nails every week, just to be sure that they are not too long and that there are no cracks or breaks.