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.
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!
- 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.