Aussiedoodle Grooming Tips

Aussiedoodle Grooming Tips

If you own an Aussiedoodle, then knowing how to groom them will enable you to keep their coat looking, smelling, and feeling great. In this guide today, we will be covering exactly what you will need to do, along with some of the main considerations, tips, and best practices.

As a hybrid dog, a cross between a Poodle with an Australian Shepherd, not all Aussiedoodles will have the same style and type of coat.

Either way, grooming is an important aspect of dog ownership, and being aware of your dog’s coat can help ensure you provide them with what your dog needs.

Do Aussiedoodles Need Grooming?
Do Aussiedoodles Need Grooming?

Before we walk through each step, we will begin by answering some of the most commonly asked questions around grooming for an Aussiedoodle.

We will begin by looking at the different types of coats and what this will mean for you and your dog.

How To Groom An Aussiedoodle
How To Groom An Aussiedoodle

Their coat will of course need regular attention and upkeep, but learning how to do so yourself from home can save you a lot of money, time, and can support the health and well-being of your dog.

So, be sure to keep reading!

How Much Does It Cost To Groom An Aussiedoodle?

Grooming your Aussiedoodle yourself is much less expensive than if he was taken to a professional groomer. You’ll need to invest in a quality clipper, guards, combs, brushes, and scissors. Most of these are one-time expenses.

With some practice, you can do a lot of the grooming yourself, but most owners don’t have the time, expertise, or confidence to do the grooming themselves. The cost of having your Aussie groomed by a professional groomer depends on several factors.

Groomer Costs

An average cost for grooming is $50 to $90, but what this all includes may vary from groomer to groomer. That’s important to understand. A standard grooming package generally covers shampooing, brushing, haircut, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and teeth brushing.

Some groomers may also include anal gland expression in the package but not all. Some groomers may also offer ala cart prices, which means they charge a separate fee for each of the above services.

Other groomers may charge a per-hour fee. It’s important to get the prices prior to having the dog groomed to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Even in the case where a groomer may charge a package price of $50 to $90, there may be additional fees if the dog requires extra grooming.

That’s sometimes the case is unexpected things come up like them finding mats (more on those painful devils later). A Doodle dog like the Aussiedoodle who has not been groomed regularly may come to the groomer all matted and tangled. In a case like this, the owner may find himself paying additional fees for additional services.

Importance Of Regular Grooming

Regular grooming is something you should look to do. Its part of the responsibility of owning a dog. Here are the main reasons why you will want to continue doing so:

  • Easier Grooming – your dog will get used to the process and make each grooming session going forward easy to do.
  • Better Appearance – The more frequently you brush and groom your dog, the better they will look.
  • Money saving  – The more you groom your dog the lower the chances of requiring specialist professional dog grooming help to stay on top of, or rectify and matted coat.
  • Hygiene and Comfort – regular grooming ensures your dogs coat remains hygienic, comfortable and issues do not arise.
  • Bonding Opportunity – for you to spend time and give attention to your dog.

How Often Should You Bathe An Aussiedoodle?

An Aussiedoodle does not need to be bathed very often. Some owners bathe their Aussie only a few times a year while others choose to bathe them every two months.

A lot of it will depend on how much time the Aussie spends outside and how dirty he gets. If he’s the type that enjoys rolling in the dirt, and many Aussies do, he’s going to get dirtier and require more frequent cleaning. If this is the case with your Aussie, you may want to let the dirt or mud dry and then brush it out.

Brushing his hair can go a long ways towards keeping him clean and eliminating the need for baths. Bathing the Aussie too often can strip the skin of its natural oils and make the skin too dry.

When you do bathe them, use a shampoo and conditioner for sensitive skin and because to rinse it out thoroughly to avoid skin irritations.

How To Groom Your Aussiedoodle

Now that we have all the tools needed for at-home grooming, we can talk about how to use these.

Step One: Bathing

The first task when grooming your dog is to bathe them. You will want to work a natural shampoo that is moisturizing into the skin. That is where your bath brush comes in handy. Starting at the body and moving your way down the dog. The last part you will want to wash is the head and face, but this should be the first area you rinse.

Step Two: Drying

Now that your Aussiedoodle is squeaky clean, it is time to dry them. Using a microfiber towel first will help get your dog as dry as possible before the dryer. Most dogs do not like the dryer, and Aussiedoodles can take longer to dry because they have thick hair. Next, you will want to use a high-velocity dryer to blow out and speed up the drying process.

Step Three: Brushing

Now it is time to use your handy brushes to detangle your Aussiedoodle free of mats. We have this step explained in detail above.

Step Four: Trim And Style

Depending on what style you want, there are lots of ways to do this step. If you find a hairstyle that you love, you can watch professional groomers walk you through the steps on YouTube. Unlike most breeds, Doodles do not have a standardized cut, so this is where your imagination can go wild. In the next section, we will talk more about the different types of cuts.

Step Five: Clean The Ears And Trim Nails

  • Now it’s time to finish off your Aussiedoodle grooming with a quick ear cleaning and nail trim. Using the lick mat during the nail trim can keep your Aussiedoodle safely distracted while you get to work.
  • And just like that, you have saved yourself a trip to the salon, and money. It might take a little practice, but you will get it down in no time.

Aussiedoodle Haircut Types

Now that you are ready to start Aussiedoodle grooming, here are a few pictures for inspiration. Or you could take these pictures to your groomer and have them make your Aussiedoodle look amazing.

Teddy Bear Cut

The teddy bear cut is another popular one because it keeps the hair at a more manageable length, but also is long enough to celebrate the waves and curls of your pup’s fur.

And you can’t forget that cute teddy-bear influence—a rounded finished, especially around the face, makes them look as squeezable as a stuffed animal.

The Kennel Cut

This haircut is effortless. It is a complete shave-down. The pro to this cut is that it takes no skill to do, and you can go longer between cuts. The trick with this style is to move slow, and always follow the direction that the hair grows. Otherwise, you could end up with bald spots or razor burn.

The Poodle Cut

If you are a little more experienced, you might love the poodle cut on your Aussiedoodle. With a rounded head and feet, your dog will look its best without looking too frilly. This cut is very similar to the Puppy cut but is generally longer on the head.

The Mohawk

You can give your dog a little edge by giving him a mohawk. The mohawk is accomplished by shaving down everything except a strip on the head. The body can be anywhere from 1-4 inches in length, and the mohawk as long as you’d like. This haircut is easy to do and doesn’t take a lot of time. Most beginners can do it without a hitch.

The Puppy Cut

This is the most popular cut for the Aussiedoodle—probably because it’s fairly simple, but also gives super cute results.

For this style, trim the fur the same length all over the body (around a couple of inches or so)—giving your pup a look of freshness and innocence. Yep, you guessed it, just like a puppy!

Final Thoughts

  • Aussiedoodles have a beautiful coat; but only when it is taken care of and has been groomed regularly and appropriately!
  • Grooming is in many ways essential for this dog breed. While it can be costly to hire the services of a professional groomer; hopefully this guide today has helped to show you that you can undertake a lot of it yourself from home.
  • While grooming can be considered a nuisance, try to consider it in a more positive light – it enables you to bond with your dog and give them the attention and time with you that they seek.
  • Lastly, it will help them to look much better, feel more comfortable, and will also be far more hygienic for them and for your home.
Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.