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    How to trim a Labradoodle?

    Articlegeneral dog adviceFriday 30 September 2011
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    Some dog breeds are particularly susceptible to shedding. It might result very incomfortable to have your dog´s hair all over your place, clothes and furniture. A Labradoodle is a mix dog breed of Poodle and Labrador Retriever. Most Labradoodles are the size of a standard Labrador Retriever but might be miniature to medium-sized as well. Regardless the coat Labradoodles might have, the grooming and trimming should start at around 7 months old. Read this article to learn some tips on how to groom your Labradoodle dog.

    Remember to brush your dog´s coat out at regular basis. In case you find any matted fur you might try to use thinning shears and a brush to get it out. Remember to trim your Labradoodle's hairs in its ears. If you have doubts how to do it, contact your vet for an advice or to show you how to do it for the first time. Once you cut excess hair in the ears, shave carefully hair around the ears.

    Cut the hairs around the muzzle so that they are of equal length. You might want to leave the hairs under the muzzle a little bit longer so it looks like a beard. Trim any hair that is hanging down over the lips. If the hair on the chest is prone to matting, try to use the thinning shears. Trim the hair short under and above the eyes so your dog can easily see. Cut the fur around the dog's paws in order to get the rounded shape of the paw. Remember to trim any hair that you see between the pads. It might be a source of dirt and infections if not removed. Shave the hindquarters around the bottom with the short blade shaver. You can also cut the tail fur so that it tapers.

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