The Labradoodle is a hybrid dog that originated in Australia from a carefully planned cross of a Standard Poodle and a Labrador Retriever. Labradoodles have dense coats that mat easily, making regular grooming extremely important.
Experts recommend having Labradoodles professionally groomed every four to six weeks. In between professional grooming brush your dogs coat on a regular basis; every day or every other day, using a slicker brush.
Labradoodles are fairly odor free so regular bathing is not necessary. Too many baths can damage their coat and strip their skin of natural oils.
Trim nails every 4 to 6 weeks with special clippers. If you take your dog in for professional grooming every 4 to 6 weeks you will not need to clip their nails at home.
Trim paw hair in a nice round shape so hair does not hang over the paw and so it cannot be walked on. Trim hair between pads.
Keep hair trimmed around the eye and the bridge of the nose using blunt scissors. This will make it easier for your dog to see and help prevent eye infections. If your dog gets eye gunk, use eye wipes every few days to keep their eyes clean.
Keep hair on ears trimmed to 1/2 inch to 1 inch below the ear leather to keep it from matting. This will also help with air flow though the ear and prevent infections. Clean ear canal with solution and then use ear powder to eliminate moisture.
Keep tail clipped no longer than 2 to 3 inches to prevent matting.