Have you ever seen a Goldendoodle with a smooth straight coat? For years I think I have but just didn’t realize it. Pawhaps you have too – but you didn’t know it either.
Straight coat Goldendoodles have a stronger resemblance to the Golden Retriever and are absoDoodletutely gorgeous.
Meet Samford, an 8 month old straight coat Goldendoodle…
Most people are only aware of “two” coat types found in the Goldendoodle but there are actually three…
- Loose and wavy – Jaxson…
- Curly – Harley…
- Straight – Samford…
All coat types inherit the personality traits of both the Poodle and the Golden Retriever. They all possess the pretty face, large eyes, long lashes and that endearing smile.
SMOOTH, STRAIGHT, FLAT –
I’ve read articles and have seen this particular coat type described three ways – smooth – straight and flat.
Of the three types of coats found on a Goldendoodle – I believe the straight coat is the rarest of them all. However, Goldendoodles with straight coats are becoming very popular.
Straight coat Goldendoodles rarely occur in F1 or F1B generations. They’re more common in F2 and F2B generations. Referred to as the “Golden Retriever coat” – they are very easy to maintain and require minimal brushing.
There’s no “Teddy Bear” look nor will they have the “beard” around the muzzle, They will not show any signs of “crimping” or curl on the forehead. Their coat is silky smooth and classified as low to moderate shedding.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW? –
For Goldendoodles – as puppies, it’s difficult to determine what kind of coat type your Dood will have once he/she is an adult. Experienced Doodle breeders are able to tell you because they understand the DNA of their doods along with the generations.
The best rule of thumb is –
look at the fur around the face and muzzle, not the body. Puppies with crimping or waves in their muzzle hair will typically have either wavy/shaggy or curly coats, although it’s not possible to tell which until they’re older. Smooth face and muzzle fur indicates a straight Goldendoodle coat type. Source: Everything Doodle
Goldendoodles will have several different “hair moments” before their first barkday. It’s interesting to watch the adult hair move in and take residence. For weeks Harley the puppy looked like he licked an electrical socket. Hair was sticking out everywhere!
DOODLES ARE COOL –
The Goldendoodle continues to be a well liked, sought-after family pet. We receive many emails about coat types because people are still learning about this cross breed.
No matter what their hair does – curl, wave or lay still – I adore their playfulness, cuddliness, and loyalty. They are great companions for all human lifestyles. #especiallymine
*GOLDEN hugs & DOODLE kisses to Mary for letting us use photos of Sammy.
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