The Boys and I are in Doodle warfare. We’re fighting seasonal shedding and I refuse to loose!
It’s the 2nd of February and 77 degrees!
The Boy’s don’t know what to do with their coats. #takeitoff #keepiton
Consequently – I’m finding more and more hair in the tools I use…
I dropped by to speak with Dr. Cagney to confirm what I suspected…
I WAS RIGHT –
This warmer winter climate is the foreign enemy. The winter coat is coming off – much sooner and faster than usual. Regardless of the season, their hair is responding/reacting to the warmer temperature.
While opinions about Goldendoodle coats may vary –
Not all goldendoodles exhibit the non-shedding coat type of the standard poodle, most goldendoodles do have a low to non-shedding coat. The goldendoodle is usually tolerable for people with allergies, especially a goldendoodle with a completely non-shedding coat. The goldendoodle may shed less than a golden retriever, but the degree of shedding will vary from dog to dog. Grooming requirements are as varied as coat types, but most doodles require regular brushing to avoid matting. A dog with a coat that sheds less will require more grooming than one that sheds more often. While some breeders claim that the goldendoodle is a hypoallergenic dog, no studies have proven that any canine is completely hypoallergenic. Wiki
And even though Harley and Jaxson are considered “low to non-shedding”
I still need to brush them.
ABOUT THAT BRUSHING –
I often receive compliments like this one… #goosies
I’ve been brushing Harley every morning for the past seven years.
I started with Jaxson when he was about five months old. Although he’s fought me for a solid six months, recently he called a truce.
Last week he extended his hind legs out for me. #magical
For those who have wondered what tools I use – here’s my arsenal…
- Ear Cleaner – I keep this in my “can” because I never know which day I’ll need it
- Cotton Balls – Doodle Doc’s preference to Q-Tips when cleaning their ears
- Fragrance Scents – Aroma Paws and Groom N Fresh
- Wet Brush – Advice from other Doodle Moms! A ladies hair brush from Target. Gets the tangles out really easy. #Jaxapproved
- Furminator – A must have – especially now since we’re not sure what to do with these winter coats.
- Wire Grooming Brush – Great for the tail, chin and neck areas. Harley loves this one, Jax loathes it! #gofigure
- Safari De-Matting Comb – While you may think the Boys are always pristine – believe me that’s far from true. They romp, roll, and get mats like the best of them. This lil gem helps me de-mat without causing them any discomfort. WARNING: comb has serrated blades. I highly recommend you have a professional groomer teach you how to use this correctly first. #Idid
- Safari Fine Comb – Excellent finishing comb.
- Treats – Gotta have em’
- E-Cloth Grooming/Massage Mitt – I spray the fragrance scent on the mitt and rub them down.
This takes no time at all PLUS during this entire process while handling them I’m checking their bodies for lumps, bug bites, ticks, etc…
Once we’re done – Jax supervises as I place everything back in the “can”…
…and we’re ready to start our day. #coffeeplease
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