3 Types of Goldendoodle Coats

3 Types of Goldendoodle Coats

Once we decided on the size of the Goldendoodle we wanted, the next question we asked ourselves was what did we want our doodle to look like? What type of fur coat should our Goldendoodle have?

At first, we thought we wanted a straighter coated doodle because our prior dog was a Golden Retriever. however we didn’t really know what options were available so we did some research about types of Goldendoodle coats, and here is what we learned.

Goldendoodles have three different types of possible coats. They can be wavy, curly, or straight (least common).

The wavy coat is the most common and is what’s referred to as the “teddy bear” coat. It will require regular brushing to keep it free from tangling. This type of fur is low shedding and can often be close to non-shedding as you can get. 

The curly coat, resembles much closer to the Poodle’s coat and the tightness and length of the curls can vary depending on the parent’s coat. This is the most second most common type of coat and it’s the most non-shedding coat out of the three. It’s also the most allergenic free of the three coats. 

The last coat, the straight coat, which resembles closest to the Golden Retriever, is the least common and the easiest to take care of. This coat is the easiest to maintain and great for people that don’t have the time necessary that’s required to comb a Goldendoodle. 

Goldendoodle Fur: Can You Tell At Birth?

Unfortunately telling the type of fur coat that your puppy is going to have is going to be extremely difficult to do.

Their fur is constantly changing from the time they’re born, until the time they become full-grown. The best thing you can do is to pay attention as close as possible to when they’re still a puppy to the area around their nose. 

Their fur is constantly changing from the time they’re born, until the time they become full-grown. The best thing you can do is to pay attention as close as possible to when they’re still a puppy to the area around their nose. 

The curly coats will have an excess amount of hair on the top of their muzzle, almost making curly looking mustaches on the sides of their nose. 

The wavy coat will have more straight hair around their muzzle, while the straight fur coat Goldendoodles usually tend to have short tidy hair around their muzzle.

Nothing is guaranteed though because each puppy is unique, so these are just some general guidelines of what may happen. Looking at the parent’s coat is also a good way to get a better idea of what your puppy’s coat could turn into.

As you can see there’s quite a bit to know about Goldendoodle’s fur coat. From the different styles of hair to the maintenance required, to the types of brushes to be used, to how often they need to be groomed, the information can be overwhelming at times.

We wanted to provide as much insightful information as possible to help you better care for your pup’s coat. If you’re ever in doubt, go the extra mile for your dog and learn correctly the first time.

Related Question:

Do Goldendoodles Have a Double Coat?

Yes, Goldendoodles have a double coat. As a result, doodles are highly susceptible to severe and painful matting. It is imperative you groom your Goldendoodle on a regular basis.

If you want to give your Goldendoodle the perfect summer haircut then start with acquiring the necessary tools to give them a gentle brushing that won’t hurt them, and make sure you watch some training videos on how to properly cut their hair.

It could take a couple tries to get it perfect, but as long as you’re practicing safety first when cutting your Goldendoodle’s hair, that’s the most important thing. 

Want to learn more? Check out our users guide to grooming and also our 3 Must-Have brushes for Goldendoodles! You might be surprised to learn you probably have the best daily brush for a Goldendoodle already in you house.

Krista Munford

I absolutely love my big fluffy Goldendoodle and I want to share as much information as I can about the breed, their temperament, and adorable personalities. I hope you find my writing helpful and informative.

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