How to Groom a Goldendoodle
Because of their wavy hair and oftentimes curly locks, Goldendoodles require a sufficient brushing once a week or so to prevent matting. Owners who don’t want to handle this upkeep often get their dog’s hair trimmed by professional groomers every few months. We recommend bathing your Goldendoodle only when it is necessary so he/she doesn’t lose essential oils that are necessary for a healthy coat.
As with any pup breed, we recommend checking your Goldendoodle’s ears regularly for redness or bad odors that could signify an ear infection. Dogs can’t readily tell us when they’re in pain, so it’s up to us to care for them when in need! If you find signs of bad odor or redness, then we recommend taking your Goldendoodle to your local vet to have him/her checked out.
Recommendations for feeding your Goldendoodle
Standard Goldendoodles require 2-4 cups of dry food each day, split into separate meals. We recommend Purina One and Blue Buffalo brands, however those are just our preferences! How much food they require is dependent on his or her build, activity level, and age. A healthy full grown F1 English Goldendoodle should weigh between 45 – 80lbs.
Goldendoodle exercise requirements
Goldendoodles require a minimum of 30 minutes – 1 hour of daily exercise to prevent them from getting bored and to keep them in good health. Goldendoodles are extremely fast, athletic and love to run and play ball. Both Golden Retrievers and Poodles are water dogs, so as a result Goldendoodles love a good swim! It is recommended that you bathe your Goldendoodle following a dip in a swimming pool to remove any chlorine from their coats. Chlorine can cause allergic reactions and itchy skin in many Goldendoodles, so keep an eye out. We do not recommend a Goldendoodle as your next pet if you live in an apartment because Goldendoodles need plenty of room exercise and play.