Can You Shave A Labradoodle?
Since Labradoodles have lots of Poodle genetics, they are generally non-shedding which is a great feature for a dog to have. However, you will need to groom your Labradoodle’s curly hair on a regular basis. Failure to appropriately groom your Labradoodle’s hair will bring about tangling, and mattes which can cause discomfort for your dog. This is why a shaved Labradoodle is a great grooming style. A shaved Labradoodle limits the number of mattes your dog gets as well as keeps your dog cool during the summer months. We will give you some tips for a shaved Labradoodle and explain how to shave them yourself.
What is a Shaved Labradoodle?
A shaved Labradoodle is a dog that just got groomed and has short hair. Typically, if your Labradoodle has lots of mattes and tangles you will have to shave it. This usually involves either taking your dog to the groomers or buying a hair cutter and using blade #10 (this is about 1/16 of an inch). It’s not too difficult to shave a Labradoodle yourself if you have the right equipment. You’ll also see many different styles of shaved Labradoodles. You can also watch this video on shaving your doodle!
Why should you Shave your Labradoodle?
- Great way to keep your Labradoodle cool during the summer months – especially since Labradoodles love to run around.
- Limits the number of mattes and tangles your dog will get.
- You won’t have to shave your Labradoodle again for 3+ months!
- Limits the amount of dirt, leaves, sticks, and debris that would stick to your Labradoodle’s hair.
- A shaved Labradoodle doesn’t look half bad and shows the true shape of the dog breed.
How to Shave your Labradoodle?
It’s not excessively hard to shave your Labradoodle once you have a system in place. The hardest part is going to get your Labradoodle to hold still in which you’ll either need a grooming table and/or pet leash. My recommended items to shave your Labradoodle are below: