Goldendoodles have beautiful hair that doesn’t shed like the fur of many other dogs. Instead, they go to the groomers and get a haircut, and sometimes they are shaved. Will shaving a Goldendoodle ruin their coat?
Shaving a Goldendoodle won’t ruin their coat of hair. Goldendoodles have hair rather than fur, and they are not double-coated dogs. If a double-coated dog is shaved, its fur is ruined. Goldendoodles have hair that grows relatively quickly, and shaving doesn’t change the curl pattern of the hair.
Now that you know that Goldendoodles can be shaved without any harm coming to their coat, you are likely wondering why some people shave their Goldendoodles and how often they need to get their hair cut. Keep reading to find out.
Does Shaving a Goldendoodle Ruin their Coat?
Shaving a Goldendoodle doesn’t change the curl pattern of their hair, it just shortens it. Because their hair is shorter, the curl pattern is less apparent to you, but as the hair grows back it will be more apparent and their hair will be full of curls once more.
According to a dog groomer with over 3 years of experience, Goldendoodles have hair instead of fur and because of this, their hair won’t be damaged if you shave it. However, if you shave a dog that has fur, especially if it is a husky that has a double-coat, their fur will be permanently damaged and won’t grow back.
If needed, feel free to shave your Goldendoodle. However, if you shave your Goldendoodle during the winter, you will need to get them a coat so they don’t get really cold when they go outside. Goldendoodles rely on their hair to stay warm, so in the winter you should try to avoid shaving them if you don’t want to purchase a coat for them.
In the summer, avoid shaving your Goldendoodle close to the skin because their hair protects their skin from the sun, and if they don’t have some hair they will likely get sunburned and will be in pain. If you do shave your Goldendoodle during the summer, have them wear a sweater or another clothing item that will protect their skin but won’t cause them to overheat.
If you don’t want to get something that will protect your dog from the sun, but still want their fur to be short, just don’t tell the groomer you take your dog to shave their hair really short.
Many people don’t want to shave their Goldendoodles because their hair is beautiful, and it is one of the things that Goldendoodles are known for having. However, sometimes it is necessary to shave your Goldendoodle.
Why Are Goldendoodles Sometimes Shaved?
Goldendoodles are shaved for many reasons, but the most common cause is their hair is matted. They are also sometimes shaved because the owner likes the look or because they can’t take care of their Goldendoodle’s coat for a variety of reasons.
When a Goldendoodle’s hair gets matted, it means that the hair has gotten so tangled that it can’t be brushed through. It is very uncomfortable for dogs to have matted fur because they can’t cool down and fleas and other pests get inside the fur and breed.
Goldendoodles are shaved when their hair becomes matted because it is difficult for groomers to
It is easy to avoid a Goldendoodle’s hair from matting if it is regularly brushed and washed. If you are worried about your Goldendoodle’s fur becoming matted, talk to their groomer and ask for advice on how to maintain your Goldendoodle’s coat.
How Often Should Goldendoodles Get a Haircut?
Goldendoodles need to get a haircut every 6-8 weeks. If you shave your Goldendoodle, you will likely be able to wait about 8 weeks to take your dog back to the groomer.
If you want to wait to take your dog to the groomer, make sure that you are regularly giving your Goldendoodle a bath and are conditioning their hair regularly.
Make sure that your Goldendoodle can see and properly clean themselves. The hair near their eyes and around their stomach needs to be trimmed every six weeks so they can see and properly clean themselves.
If you shave your Goldendoodle close to the skin, it will take about 1.5-3 months for their hair to grow long again and become shaggy once more. If you like the shaggy look on your Goldendoodle, wait a while afterwards to have them groomed again.
If you want to ensure that your Goldendoodle has a beautiful coat of hair, schedule regular appointments with your dog groomer so they can help you maintain your dog’s coat. Most groomers will allow you to schedule your next appointment at the end of an appointment so you don’t have to schedule it at a later point in time.
Overall, Goldendoodles don’t need to be shaved, but it won’t damage their hair if they are shaved. Their hair will still be really curly, have the same texture, and grow at the same rate, no matter how short you cut their fur.
If you need to shave your Goldendoodle or want to shave them because of various reasons, feel free to do so and have peace of mind that your dog’s hair won’t be damaged if you do so.
If you take care of your Goldendoodle’s coat, you won’t have to worry about shaving them because you won’t have to shave them. Make sure their coat doesn’t get matted if you don’t want to shave your Goldendoodle because the dog groomer will have to shave the matting off of your dog in order to make it comfortable again, and you will have to wait for your dog’s hair to grow back.