We love our doodles and know you will too. However, caring for their fur is different from other breeds and many new dog owners are not aware of how to care for their new pups’ coat. Many doodles have medium-to-coarse coats with tight curls or softer, curly coats. It’s important to understand the type of coat your doodle has so you can care for it properly and help avoid matting.
What is Matting?
No matter what type of coat your doodle has, there is a chance they can end up dealing with matting. Matting occurs when tangles start forming in the dog’s coat and new hair growth is occurring, causing additional tangling to occur. If your doodle has matting, they will start to bite and pull at their skin, causing painful sores and possible skin infections.
How to Avoid Matting
Matting can be avoided by proper grooming. Determine what type of coat your doodle has, and then follow our doodle grooming guide:
- Coats shorter than 1-inch. If your doodle has a shorter coat, plan on brushing them 2-3 times a week to keep their coat soft and free of tangles. We do recommend professional grooming every 6-8 weeks to keep their coat healthy and looking wonderful!
- Coats longer than 1-inch. A doodle with a longer coat will require daily brushing to reduce the risk of tangles. We do recommend professional grooming every 2-4 weeks to keep their coat tangle-free!
Consistent brushing of your doodle’s coat will keep it free of matting, knots, tangles, and debris from getting trapped in the fur.