As Goldendoodle owners, we know how much a good haircut means for our dogs. Too short and they look like a poodle. Too long and they can look unkept and they get easily matted fur which is very painful.
If you are looking to remove matted fur, I suggest you read this article.
However, if you are here looking for Goldendoodle haircuts and Goldendoodle hairstyles then you are in the right place.
How to Pick Good Goldendoodle Haircuts?
Types of Goldendoodle haircuts that work for your Goldendoodle’s hair depends on fur coat type, to avoid painful matting. Creative Goldendoodle haircuts, such as the Mohawk and the Lion Cut are a good solution to reduce your dog’s hair while still showing off your dog’s curly coat.
Whether you just want an easy maintaince cut with a clean face or you’re looking for something that gives your dog that special look, here are some great doodle cuts.
7 Creative Haircuts & Styles for Goldendoodles [With Pictures]
When we got Lexie, we searched and searched for photos of haircut styles that we liked on other Goldendoodles.
The hairstyle you use for your Goldendoodle may be determined by the type of fur coat they have. Goldendoodles can have wavy, curly or straight coats. You can read more about Goldendoodle coats in this article.
Okay, enough talking about Goldendoodle haircuts, let’s look at some photos so you can get some inpiration for what style you want to use for your Goldendoodle’s next grooming appointment.
If you really like one of these photos, print it out and share it with your Groomer! Once we did that we were really happy with how Lexie, our Mini Goldendoodle’s haircut turned out.
List of Most Common Goldendoodle Haircuts
There are endless Goldendoodle haircut styles to choose from. A professional groomer isn’t necessary for a clean face cut and trim around the dog’s tail, but if you want one of the most popular Goldendoodle haircuts, you may want to go to an exprt. The ones highlighted in the rest of the article are best for my dog, but you may want to try one of these dpending on whether your goldendoodle coat is more like a golden retriever or poodle.
- Kennel Cut: This is a practical, low-maintenance cut that is suitable for active Goldendoodles. The hair is clipped close to the body and face, leaving a uniform length all over the dog’s body.
- Teddy Bear Cut: This style is named for its resemblance to a stuffed animal. The face is trimmed to a round shape, while the body is kept longer and fluffier. This cut is popular because it enhances the Goldendoodle’s natural cuteness.
- Puppy Cut: This cut is often used for younger Goldendoodles who have not yet developed their full coat. It’s a low-maintenance style where the hair is cut short all over the body. This style is also popular for owners who want a low-shedding coat.
- Poodle Cut: The Poodle cut is a classic style that is often used for Goldendoodles. The hair is trimmed short on the body and legs, while the hair on the head, ears, and tail is left longer. This cut is a good choice for Goldendoodles with curly or wavy hair, as it can help to prevent matting and tangles.
- Summer cut: A shorter cut that helps keep goldendoodles cool during hot summer months. The hair is trimmed all over the body, leaving the coat about an inch long.
- Pom pom: A playful and stylish cut where the fur around the face and tail is left long, while the rest of the body is trimmed short.
- Dino cut: A creative and fun cut where the fur is trimmed short all over the body, except for a small section on the back that is left long to resemble a dinosaur’s spine.
- Bell bottom cut: A cut that involves trimming the fur short around the body and leaving it longer around the legs, creating a bell-bottom effect.
- Plume tail: A cut where the fur on the tail is left long and fluffy, resembling a plume of feathers.
- Lion’s mane: A cut where the fur around the head and neck is left long and fluffy, resembling a lion’s mane.
- Lamb cut: A cut where the fur is trimmed short all over the body, leaving the legs and face slightly longer to resemble a lamb.
- Mohawk cut: A creative and edgy cut where the fur on the head is left long and styled into a mohawk shape, while the rest of the body is trimmed short.
- Teddy Bear Cut: This is a popular Goldendoodle hairstyle that leaves the fur longer on the dog’s face and body, creating a fluffy and cuddly look similar to a teddy bear.
- Full Shave: Some Goldendoodle owners opt for a full shave, which removes all of the dog’s fur except for a small tuft at the tail and a bit on the head. This can be a practical option for hot climates or for dogs that have trouble with matting.
- Bell Bottoms: This hairstyle involves trimming the fur on the legs so that it is shorter at the top and longer at the bottom, creating a flared effect that resembles bell bottoms.
- Pom Poms: This is a fun and playful Goldendoodle hairstyle that involves trimming the fur on the dog’s legs and tail into rounded pom poms. This can be a great option for owners who want to show off their dog’s fun-loving personality.
- Top Knot: This hairstyle involves gathering the fur on the top of the dog’s head into a small ponytail or bun, secured with a band or clip. This can be a cute and practical option for dogs with longer hair that can get in their eyes.
Will the Most Popular Goldendoodle Haircuts Work for Puppies?
Also, a puppy Goldendoodle will likely look better in a Goldendoodle puppy cut, which you can change to whatever you want once they develop a thick coat. As a pup, something like a lion’s mane or round face cuts just take to much effort. Just make sure your goldendoodle puppy has clean feet, muzzle, and sanitary.
The Goldendoodle lamb cut is a great option for a puppy cut because the rounded shpae is cute but doesn’t require as frequent grooming as some other options.
My Best Goldendoodle Hairstyles
How do you want your Goldendoodle to be groomed?
One of the great things about Doodles in general is you can easily and quickly change their style with a little grooming.
Let’s get to the Doodle haircut photos. These have been some of the best Goldendoodle haircuts for our dog, and they may be good grooming styles for you too.
How To Trim Your Doodle’s Face
Goldendoodle Grooming – 5 Best Tips On How To Groom A Goldendoodle
Using Clippers to DIY Groom Your Doodle
This site was pretty helpful with photos showing the correct direction to run your clippers when grooming your doodle. The site is for Labradoodles vs. Goldendoodles, but for grooming purposes, it is still helpful.
OH MY! Creative Grooming
People can definitely get creative when doing their own DIY Doodle grooming!
Between you and me, I don’t know what to make of this photo!
Goldendoodle Mohawk Haircut
Goldendoodle Lion Haircut
Okay, I have to admit, with my personality I would consider this one year for Halloween.
I don’t like the idea of shaving Lexie so short after Halloween so I have never done it, but I have at least thought about doing this funny Goldendoodle Lion cut. I know my daughters would think it was cool for her to be a Lion for Halloween.
Plus, it would be on a 25 pound Mini Goldendoodle so it might look rediculous… but it is only for a day or two, right?
Beanie Boo Plus Toy Mini Goldendoodle
While we have never done the Doodle Lion Cut for Halloween, we did dress Lexie up as a Beanie Boo one Halloween.
The kids both dressed up as crayons and they walked Lexie around the neighborhood.
Here’s a photo of Lexie dressed up like a Beanie Boo for Halloween.
Feel free to use the idea if you like.
While I have you, I thought I’d give you 2 of my 3 must-own brushes!
I use these every week with Lexie. They are super affordable and I cannot imagine having a Goldendoodle and now owning these brushes:
- Brush #1 – Use This
brushFor Daily Brushing Of Your Doodle
- Brush #2 – Use This
brushWhen You Find Matted Fur On Your Goldendoodle So They Do Not Cry
If you want to know more about using these dog brushes, this youtube video shows the brushes in action. I fast-forwarded to the 1:05 mark so you don’t have to listen to my description. This link takes you right to the action.
Just look at Lexie calmly getting brushed out while cuddled up watching tv together with my daughter!
Some Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Hairstyle
Goldendoodles are known for their beautiful, wavy hair that requires frequent grooming. Naturally, we’re always looking for new goldendoodle haircut ideas to maintain our pup’s cuteness. Some owners even use non-toxic kool-aid to add color to their pup’s hair!
Want to try a crazy new hairstyle that has become popular among goldendoodle owners like the goldendoodle’s mohawk, which combines wavy facial hair with a shaved center section on the top of the head? This style actually exposes the pup’s forehead and emphasizes their intelligent expression, as well as looking cool.
One of the most popular cuts for goldendoodles is the teddy bear cut, which gives your dog a fluffy appearance and a uniform length all over the body. This cut is super easy to maintain and is great for hot and humid weather.
The teddy bear cut gives your dog a fluffy appearance and a uniform length all over the body. This cut is super easy to maintain and is great for hot and humid weather.
If you are looking for a more adventurous cut for your goldendoodle, the lion cut is a great idea. This cut is perfect for special occasions and gives your pup’s coat a trimmed round shape around the chest and belly, with a bit longer hair on the legs and head. Another popular cut is the lamb cut, which is similar to the lion cut but with shorter hair on the legs and a longer topknot on the head.
Keep in mind that Goldendoodles come in many coat types. Their varying curly coats are prone to bad tangles, especially around the legs, and require frequent grooming to prevent discomfort and skin problems.
You may end up preffering a shaved kennel cut to a lion’s mane, for easier upkeep. No matter what your preference is, it’s important to find the right goldendoodle haircut that matches your pup’s personality and style.
Whether you take your pup to a professional groomer or decide to do it yourself, frequent grooming is essential for good health and a great appearance. Goldendoodles are a mix of poodles and other dog breeds, so their hair can vary in texture, thickness, and color. To prevent tangles and mats, it’s important to
Related Content You May Find Interesting
Here are some more articles that may be of interest to you if you’re trying to learn how to groom your doodle.
- Goldendoodles need a good haircut to avoid looking too short or unkept with painful matted fur
- The article provides inspiration for Goldendoodle haircuts and styles with photos
- The type of fur coat your Goldendoodle has may determine the style you use
- You can print out photos to share with your groomer
- The article also provides tips for grooming your Goldendoodle and using clippers
- Some creative grooming ideas are presented, including a Mohawk and Lion haircut
- Bonus material includes recommendations for affordable brushes for daily brushing and removing matted fur