When Do Goldendoodles Shed Their Puppy Fur?

Puppy Fur - When Do Goldendoodle Puppies Lose Their Puppy Fur?

Everybody knows puppies are the cutest, right? Well, part of what makes cuddling with a puppy is their super soft puppy fur. To run your fingers through the fur of a puppy is a unique feeling and one that makes all dog owners fondly remember the puppy stage.

However, puppy fur does not last forever. Goldendoodles fur will change as they age from a puppy to adolescent dog and then ultimately have their full adult fur.

This raises the question…

When Do Goldendoodles Shed Their Puppy Fur?

So, when do Goldendoodles shed their puppy fur? In general, Goldendoodle puppies shed their puppy fur between six months old and ten 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.

After shedding the puppy coat the color patterns can also change. Adult coats of the Goldendoodle is typically lighter than the puppy fur

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 fur, it can take up to two years for some Goldendoodles to have a full adult mature fur coat established.

When Do Goldendoodles Shed Their Puppy Fur

Caring for Puppy Fur and Adult Goldendoodle Fur  

Unlike a Golden Retriever, which requires minimal fur maintenance, the coat of a Goldendoodle requires frequent grooming.

Typically Doodle owners will need to routinely brush their Goldendoodles daily to keep their fur from matting.

It is also recommended to have your Doodle groomed every five weeks.

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I'm a life long lover of dogs. Since I was 2 years old I've had retrievers, mixes, and currently, a Mini Goldendoodle named Lexie. I converted my wife into a dog lover and my two daughters are as well. Our doodle Lexie was the inspiration for this website because after we got her everyone wanted to know more. There is a ton of information on the web, but I feel most of it was not from the perspective of a Goldendoodle owner.

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