About the Labradoodle Coats

Labradoodles have 3 types of coats: Hair, Fleece, and Wool.

Hair Coats

Pups with the coat type Hair have a coat similar to a lab's, making it the easiest coat to maintain. Hair coats shed and are the least allergy friendly. If your Labradoodle has a Hair coat, they don't need much grooming, if at all. Brushing often and the occasional trim of the hair surrounding their eyes should do. Pups with this coat are often first generation.

Fleece Coats

Labradoodle pups with a Fleece coat have soft and silky fur, which is usually wavy. Fleece coats mat less frequently and are easy to comb, making them easy to maintain. If your Labradoodle has a Fleece coat, it won't shed and is allergy friendly. Additionally, groom your pup a couple times a year to keep mats at bay.

Wool Coats

Lastly, if your Labradoodle has the coat type Wool, they will have tight curls like those of a poodle. Wool coats don't shed and are allergy friendly. The tight curls make brushing or combing take more time, and require brushing to be done 1-2 time every week to keep your Labradoodle's coat looking and feeling nice. Although the fleece and wool coats don't shed, you may find a little tumble weed fur ball occasionally floating across the floor.

Coat Care

Combing their hair

A metal tooth comb is a good choice for taming labradoodle hair. Begin combing your puppy around 3 months old so they can get used to the activity. Once their puppy coat grows out, comb them weekly, or every few days, to keep their coat soft and free from mats. Get into a habit of combing them regularly, like while you're watching TV, and they'll come to enjoy the attention.

Bathing and Grooming

Bathe your Labradoodle whenever they need it, but not too often or it will dry out their skin. Get them groomed every 3 or 4 months. Depending on the type of coat (fleece, or wool) and how you like your Labradoodle to look, will determine grooming frequency. Ask your groomer if they are experienced at grooming labradoodles; if not, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when you pick up your pup. Some groomers offer a "face, feet and fanny" package for in-between full grooming appointments, to keep you doodle sanitary and looking its best.

 

Labradoodle with a Wool coat
Labradoodle with a Wool coat
Labradoodle coat - fleece type
Labradoodle with a Fleece coat
Zinnia - female labradoodle puppy
Labradoodle with a Hair coat