If you have ever held a puppy in your arms you know how soft and delicate their puppy coat can be. When we got our Mini Goldendoodle, we were curious when their adult fur would grow in. Here’s what I found out from my research.
Goldendoodle puppies shed their puppy coat starting at six months old.
The puppy fur coat is a uniform soft fur but as it grows older the coat is shed and it has an adult coat which is stiffer and thicker.
When Do Goldendoodles Shed their Puppy Coat?
Most of the Goldendoodles begin to shed their puppy fur when they are at the age of six and a half months to 10 months. After shedding their puppy fur, mature adult fur starts to grow in. Some Doodles can be late shedders of puppy fur, so do not be too discouraged if puppy fur stays around until 12 months of age.
As for mature adult coats, it can take up to two years for some breeds of the Goldendoodle to have a full adult mature coat.
How Fast Does Your Goldendoodle’s Hair Grow
How fast your Goldendoodle’s coat will grow can depend on a variety of factors. The average length of a Goldendoodle’s fur will grow to about eight inches.
When it grows back it can take anywhere from two to three and a half months to become full length again. That’s why it’s recommended to keep the maintenance around every six weeks.
Goldendoodles have three different types of possible fur 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.
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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
How To Tell What Type Of Fur Coat Your Goldendoodle Will Have When Grown
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.
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.
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.
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