If animal lovers are allergic to pets, it may be your biggest nightmare. Fortunately, an allergy no longer means that you cannot take a four-legged friend into your home. The labradoodle has a coat that hardly sheds, and is therefore suitable for most people with an allergy.
In this blog you can read more about the coat care of your labradoodle.
Within the labradoodle breed, there are several coat types.
The best known is the fleece coat. The hairs of this fleece coat are light and feel like silk. This makes this type of labradoodle not only look cuddly, but they are. A fleece coat can be almost straight, but is often wavy or curly. These variations are known as the wavy fleece and curly fleece.
In addition, there are labradoodles with a wool coat. This coat is much thicker than the fleece coat and contains pipe curls. The wool coat requires more maintenance than the fleece coat.
Care of the fleece coat
Unique to a labradoodle's coat is that it has no undercoat.
As a result, this breed hardly sheds. The new hairs just grow through the old ones, just like people do. This makes caring for the fleece coat relatively easy. The most important thing is to brush your doodle often, about 2 to 3 times a week. Make sure you comb through all the hairs well and brush close to the skin. Does your labradoodle look like a ball of fluff after brushing? Then spray the coat wet with a little water and spread it with your hands. This brings the curls back into shape.
In addition, a visit to the dog grooming salon is a good idea to maintain the waves or curls. By regularly cutting the dead points, you prevent knots and tangles in the coat. Has your labradoodle taken a mud bath? Then a quick rinse is enough to clean it up again. Due to the fleece structure, the coat dries neatly and fresh.5
Between 7 and 15 months, your puppy will slowly transition to a new coat.
Although the coat type is already determined when your Labradoodle is born, the puppy coat is not yet the final structure. During this coat change, it is even more important to brush your dog well. The adult coat grows through the puppy coat. This can cause tangles or felt spots to develop more quickly. If you teach your puppy from an early age that brushing is a fun activity, you will get through this coat change without any problems.
take good care of your labradoodle's coat.
In addition to grooming from the outside, it is important to keep the fleece coat healthy from the inside as well. You do this by choosing high-quality dog food. In addition, ingredients such as salmon oil help to make the coat shine. The Fokker range includes the Fokker Press-Fit. This food contains highly digestible, natural ingredients that contribute to the good health of your labradoodle. In addition, our Dog Meat Rolls with fresh chicken or fresh lamb are rich in Omega 3 and 6, which support a healthy coat.