Goldendoodle Breed Maintenance
The Goldendoodle can have either a thick Retriever like coat (this may not be hypoallergenic) or a loosely curled coat (hypoallergenic). As these dogs have a dense, double coat that is highly prone to matting or trapping of dirt, they require a lot of grooming. These busy canines should have their coats brushed with a slicker brush a few times a week in order to prevent mats from forming. Generally, a professional trim is required every 8 to 12 weeks. With a coat that constantly grows, you will need to to make sure that the fur around their eyes, hind end, footpads and ears is trimmed on a regular basis. These dogs have floppy ears and you should monitor for ear infections, particularly if your dog is a swimmer or is highly active. As with all dogs, teeth cleaning should be done weekly when possible in order to prevent dental disease.