All Doodles require a good grooming routine. Indeed, they are high maintenance, but the effort is so worth it! Understandably, Aussiedoodle grooming can be a bit overwhelming at first. But once you get the hang of it, it will become a normal routine for you and your Doodle. Not only is it a great time for bonding, regular grooming is necessary to avoid all sorts of health problems. If you’re new to grooming, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top 6 cutest Aussiedoodle haircuts and Aussiedoodle grooming tips!
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Understanding an Aussiedoodle’s Coat
Before we dive into all the Aussiedoodle haircuts and grooming tips, let’s have a closer look at the different Aussiedoodle coat types. Why is that important? Well, what works on one Aussiedoodle coat type might not work as well on another.
Since an Aussiedoodle is a cross between a Poodle and an Australian Shepherd, they can have either a more Australian Shepherd-type coat, more Poodle-type coat, or fall somewhere in between.
Australian Shepherd Straight Coat
This type of Aussiedoodle coat resembles more Australian Shepherd and it tends to shed more than the other Aussiedoodle coat types. If your Aussiedoodle has a straight coat, make sure you get to the bottom layers of the coat when brushing, as you want to get rid of loose hair in your dog’s coat.
Aussiedoodle Curly (Wool Coat) – Tight Poodle Curls
Aussiedoodles with curly coats have tight, dense Poodle curls. This type of coat is usually low to non-shedding and is most ideal for dog owners who suffer from allergies. On the other hand, curly coat is prone to matting, so make sure you brush your Doodle daily.
Aussiedoodle Fleece Coat – Wavy, Shaggy, Plush, and Soft
The fleece type coat is soft to touch. It has a wavy texture and a shaggy, plush look. Your Aussiedoodle may have an undercoat and there might be some shedding. Even though this Aussiedoodle coat type is generally considered the easiest to maintain, we still recommend daily brushing, so your pup looks and feels good.
Aussiedoodle Flat Coat
The flat coat is rather similar to the Australian Shepherd straight coat. However, it looks even more relaxed and straight. Again, this type of coat usually does shed a bit more. However, it doesn’t mat as easily as tight curls.
Top 6 Aussiedoodle Haircuts
Now comes the toughest part… Which haircut to choose? First, consider your Doodle’s unique needs and your own convenience. For instance, how much time do you have for daily brushing? Does your Doodle have any skin sensitivities? Is it very hot outside? Does our dog already have matted hair? Answering these types of questions will help you figure out which haircut would be sustainable for your lifestyle.
Here are the most popular Aussiedoodle haircuts that will surely give you some new inspiration.
Whether you’re going to take your Doodle to a professional groomer or attempt grooming yourself, bookmark this article for your next grooming session.
1. Aussiedoodle Puppy Cut
One of the most popular Aussiedoodle haircuts has to be the puppy cut. It’s simple, looks cute and works well for most Aussiedoodles.
2. Aussiedoodle Terrier Cut
You guessed it, the Terrier cut will give your Aussiedoodle a more Terrier-like look. The hair is trimmed around the eyebrows and muzzle to give your Aussiedoodle pup a true Terrier style haircut.
3. Aussiedoodle Teddy Bear Cut
The teddy bear cut is otherwise similar to the puppy cut, but usually keeps the facial hair longer and more rounded. Super fluffy and cute!
4. Aussiedoodle Shaved/Summer Cut
The shaved aka summer cut is perfect for hot months to keep your Aussiedoodle cool and comfortable. You also won’t have to spend as much time brushing your Doodle either. Of course, this haircut might be the only option for Doodles with matted hair.
5. Aussiedoodle Poodle Cut
As you might already guess, this cut gives your Aussiedoodle the classic Poodle haircut.
6. Aussiedoodle Kennel Cut
The kennel cut is similar to the shaved cut. The hair is short and very easy to maintain. It’s great for summer time and also makes brushing a lot less time consuming.
Tools You Absolutely Need To Groom Your Aussiedoodle at Home
- Brush – A high-quality brush is an absolute must to keep tangles and knots at bay. There are quite a few different types of brushes to choose from. The most popular ones are the slicker brush, pin brush, and bristle brush. Check out our ultimate Doodle brush guide, which will help you choose the right one for you.
- Comb – In addition to a brush, you will also need a sturdy and durable comb. They’re also multifunctional, as you can use a comb for detangling knots, but also to handle more delicate areas like your dog’s paws, ears, eyes, and face.
- Dog clippers – We recommend you invest in high-quality dog clippers for smoother and a lot faster grooming than just with scissors alone. To make things a bit easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the absolute best dog clippers for all Doodles.
- Scissors – Now, even though you won’t be scissoring your Doodle from head to toe, you still need at least one pair of scissors. Scissors are crucial for grooming smaller and more delicate areas like the face, ears, and paws. For safety purposes, look for dog scissors with rounded tips. Here is our guide to best grooming scissors for Doodles.
- Thinning shears – Another pair of scissors that many Aussiedoodle owners swear by. Thinning shears help you achieve a more professionally groomed look, as they won’t cut as much hair at once. Definitely one of the best tools for achieving a soft, natural look.
- Detangler sprays – As Doodles’ coats are prone to knots and tangles, a detangling spray should be in every Doodle’s household. Here is our guide to best detangler sprays for Doodles.
- Shampoo – For bath time, your Aussiedoodle will need a shampoo specially formulated for dogs. Never use human shampoo on your Doodle! We’ve put together a list of the absolute best Doodle shampoos, so make sure to check it out.
- Nail clippers – Not only do unkempt nails look unpleasant, it’s also in your Aussiedoodle’s best interest to regularly trim their nails. There are two types of clippers – scissors and guillotine. However, we recommend you use scissor-type clippers, as the guillotine clippers can injure your dog. Here is our ultimate guide to nail trimming.
- Ear treatment or cleaning tools – Proper ear hygiene is essential for Aussiedoodles, as they are at a risk of ear infections. Their big droopy ears can block the airflow, which means that the ears can’t properly dry out. This makes it a perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to grow in. Scissor trimming is a great way to avoid this.
- Grooming tables – If you’re serious about grooming your Aussiedoodle at home, we recommend you also invest in a dog grooming table. This will help you keep your dog still and also save you from back pain. Here you can check out our favorite commercial dog grooming tables, or you can make one on your own!
Tips On How To Groom Your Aussiedoodle At Home
We recommend that all Doodles get to enjoy their daily brushing. Of course, brushing every single day might not be achievable for everyone, but try to do it at least 3-4 times a week. Regular brushing is truly the best way to avoid matting. You’ll most likely have less tangles to deal with than you would if brushing your dog every other week.
You can start brushing as soon as you bring your Aussiedoodle puppy home. This will help your pup get used to grooming early on and you won’t have any problems when your Doodle is all grown up.
Additionally, brushing will also help you clean your Doodle’s coat from dirt and debris. As an added bonus, the motion of brushing helps distribute your dog’s natural skin oils throughout the hair. This will make your dog’s coat shiny and healthy.
Bathing is another important part of your Aussiedoodle’s grooming routine. Our bathing guide will give you some useful tips and tricks on how to successfully bathe your Aussiedoodle. Keep in mind that you should thoroughly brush your dog before bath time. Always use a dog shampoo and dry your pup after bathing. Don’t forget areas like paws and armpits to avoid excess moisture getting trapped.
When it comes to trying out Aussiedoodle haircuts, all you really need are high-quality grooming tools like clippers and scissors, a brush and a comb, and a grooming table with a grooming arm. Of course, before you start trimming your dog’s hair, make sure you know what you’re doing. We’ll give you all of our step-by-step Doodle grooming tutorials a bit later on in this article.
Moreover, we’ve already mentioned that proper ear hygiene is crucial for Aussiedoodles. Luckily, preventing ear infections is actually very simple. After swimming and bathing, always make sure you gently dry your Doodle’s ears. In addition, regularly trim the hair inside your dog’s ears.
And last, but not least. Regularly trim your Doodle’s nails. Nails that are too long can cause your dog discomfort, and over time, joint problems. This is especially important as Doodle’s have a hereditary predisposition for joint issues. Here you can learn more about how to trim your dog’s nails.
How Often Do Aussiedoodles Need To Be Groomed?
Some grooming activities like brushing and nail trimming you have to do more often. For example, daily brushing and weekly nail trimming. On the other hand, bathing, hair trimming and ear hair trimming can usually be done every 4-10 weeks.
But keep in mind that some Doodles may need more frequent bathing than others. This depends on your Doodle’s activity levels, hair length, allergies, and skin conditions. Of course, if your dog likes to roll around in the mud, they will need a quick wash after.
Aussiedoodle Grooming Tutorials: Before and After
Now that you’re almost ready to start grooming your pup, check out our Doodle grooming step-by-step tutorials to master the delicate art of Aussiedoodle grooming.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost depends if you groom your Aussiedoodle yourself or have it done by a professional groomer. Of course, you need to purchase all the necessary grooming tools to do it yourself. However, if you choose high-quality tools then these will last you a very long time and are probably a one-time investment.
Getting your Aussiedoodle professionally groomed might cost you anywhere between $50 and $100. This will also depend on your location and chosen groomer.
Since regular grooming is a necessity for all Doodles, we recommend you introduce this into your pup’s routine early on. Firstly, this will help your puppy get used to the grooming, so they won’t have any issues with it once they’re adults. Secondly, you want to keep your puppy healthy, as well. But you should only take your puppy to a professional groomer once they’ve had all their vaccinations – usually at around 16 weeks of age.
Just like all other Doodles, Aussiedoodles need haircuts as well. This does not mean you have to opt for fancy and super difficult haircuts. Choose a haircut based on your Doodle’s comfort and your own convenience. For instance, if you live in a very warm climate, your pup might feel more comfortable with a shaved or a very short cut.
Cutting an Aussiedoodle’s hair is no different than cutting any other Doodle’s hair. Our video tutorials are helpful for all Doodle owners.
Doodles are blessed with hair that grows fast. That’s why it’s usually recommended to trim the hair every 4-10 weeks. However, if you shave your Doodle, it will probably take several months for it to fully grow back. (Watch these time lapse videos of a Goldendoodle growing her hair out over 90 days and 5 months)
To conclude, we hope this article gave you some useful grooming tips and inspiration for Aussiedoodle haircuts that your Doodle can try out! Remember, grooming is not just about vanity, but making your dog feel comfortable and keeping them healthy.
The information on this page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional groomer advice. Always seek the advice of your groomer, veterinarian, or other qualified animal health provider with any questions you may have.