Grooming Your Australian Labradoodle
Unfortunately most groomers do not know how to groom an Australian Labradoodle. Most will shave their bodies and leave their ears LONG.
Here is a grooming card from the ALAA. This is how your doodle baby is supposed to look! Please look for additional tips, photos and groomers links below....
One of the biggest mistakes by groomers is the ears. Your pups are not hound dogs! They are not Cocker Spaniels they are Australian Labradoodles!! The ear hair is supposed to go to the end of the leather and that is it. If your groomer is leaving 1-6" of hair on your pups ears past the leathery portion of the ear lobe they are doing it wrong! And your pup will not look as cute as they can be. It makes them look older and straggly. You can teach a groomer what you like in a cut. When we go to a stylist we usually take a photo of what we are hoping for in a cut or color. Take your grooming card with your pup and show them what you expect. 90% of the time the groomers want to give you the cut you are looking for. They may not get it the first time but if they at least try you can usually train them to learn and they will be grateful to you because people will stop you and ask you where you got your doodle groomed and they will get referrals.
Here are some photos of some dogs with their before and after. 😍
Thank you to Dana Logan @ Moonlit Acres Labradoodles for allowing us to use some of your photos and examples.