If you haven’t met the Aussiedoodle dog breed yet, you are surely missing out. These dogs are so precious and have beautiful coats and awesome temperaments. An Aussiedoodle loves to run and play, but also is the protector and the cuddle bunny with a silly attitude at times.
To keep your Aussiedoodle looking as adorable as possible, you’ve got to keep grooming practices in mind because they typically have a non-shedding coat. These dogs are a cross-breed between a Poodle and an Australian Shepherd and they have a lot of hair. If you don’t give your Aussiedoodle regular haircuts, their hair becomes matted and tangled.
The Aussiedoodle is naturally a hypoallergenic dog which actually leads to additional grooming needs to keep their coats in tip-top shape. You can try to cut your own Aussiedoodle’s hair, but you’ll need to be sure to follow a picture. In addition, if you take your Aussiedoodle to the groomers, you’ll want to show them a picture and tell them the style of haircut you want. We’re here to share with you some of the best types of Aussiedoodle haircuts!
5 Types of Aussiedoodle Haircuts
1. Aussiedoodle Puppy Cut
Even though it’s referred to as an Aussiedoodle puppy cut, this haircut is perhaps one of the most popular options when it comes to grooming your Aussiedoodle. They don’t have to be puppies to rock this hairstyle and strut their stuff.
The Aussiedoodle haircut is very cute and also very simple to accomplish whether you’re an at-home groomer or professional.
For the Aussiedoodle puppy cut, the fur is trimmed to the same length all over the body. We recommend trimming to 2 to 3 inches in length, but you can really choose whatever length as long as you are consistent all over the dog.
This type of Aussiedoodle haircut brings out the youth and innocence of their character. They will look young and fresh, much like a puppy. Do you understand the logic of the name now? The only downside of the Aussiedoodle puppy haircut is that you will have to brush them more often to prevent mats. However, many Aussiedoodle owners think that their dogs look cuter in long coat lengths.
2. Aussiedoodle Teddy Bear Cut
The mini or “teddy bear” Aussiedoodle is one of the most popular breeds because they just look so fluffy and soft and you could snuggle them up just like a teddy bear! The teddy bear cut is most common with mini Aussiedoodles, but it can be used on any size Aussiedoodle and have a flattering effect.
For the Aussiedoodle teddy bear cut, their hair is medium in length at approximately 1.5 to 3 inches but also long enough to be able to see their gorgeous wavy hair without cutting off the curls and waves that are unique to their coats. It is trimmed short enough for management and kept long enough to really appreciate those curls.
The difference with this particular haircut versus the Aussiedoodle puppy cut is the area around the face is cut in a rounded manner. This is to make them look like a teddy bear. You will take one look at your Aussiedoodle puppy and just gush with the need to squeeze and hug them.
3. Aussiedoodle Poodle Cut
It’s only fair to take a look at the breed from which an Aussiedoodle is produced, the Poodle! When the hair is cut short, it will be more consistent with Poodle hair and also less maintenance in terms of brushing. Your Aussiedoodle will also have fewer mats and tangles in its fur.
You can turn your Aussiedoodle into a Poodle-style dog with this haircut. The fur on the coat of the body is cut fairly short so those Poodle ringlets will be prominent. Then, to finish up the haircut, you will keep the ankles, head, and tail slightly longer, just like what you might expect to see on a Poodle that has been groomed.
Not all Aussiedoodles wear this haircut as well because their coats can be so different. Some are too thick but really, most Aussiedoodles will be able to pull off the Poodle cut in some way or another. We typically think this looks best on Aussiedoodles that have a curlier coat.
4. Aussiedoodle Terrier Cut
Another popular haircut style for the Aussiedoodle is a terrier cut. Yes, you read that right. While your dog really has no relation to a Terrier breed, the inspiration for this cut comes from some terriers and looks great on an Aussiedoodle.
The majority of the dog’s coat is cut evenly from neck to tail. It can be kept long, short, or somewhere in between but just cut it slightly short with a consistent length all over. To finish up the Aussiedoodle Terrier haircut, a groomer would trim around the face, eyebrows, and muzzle to give your dog a distinct terrier style that looks quite sharp.
5. Aussiedoodle Summer Cut / Shaved
Some Aussiedoodle owners find it’s much easier to just shave their dog’s coat, especially during the summer. This isn’t laziness but perhaps their Aussiedoodle’s coat is prone to matting or tangles. Keep in mind that their coats can vary quite a bit and you’re going to want a shorter coat if your Aussiedoodle gets mats in their fur.
An Aussiedoodle summer cut or full shave might help keep a dog cool and relaxed, particularly during hot summer months. An Aussiedoodle’s coat is thick, regardless of what their hairstyle is and a full shave lightens the hair which makes them more comfortable overall. Shaving an Aussiedoodle might also buy you some extra time in between trips to the groomer. This saves you lots of money overall.
A shave will not only get rid of matted areas and tangles but also help keep Aussiedoodle grooming to a minimum so you won’t have to brush them as much. It can be an inexpensive option because it’s a quick fix and there are no fancy details that have to be completed and can sometimes be hard to get just right. The downside of shaving your Aussiedoodle is that they typically don’t look as cute as if they had longer coats.
How to Groom an Aussiedoodle from Home
If you’re even the least bit uncertain, it’s perfectly acceptable to find a local groomer that can help bring your Aussiedoodle’s haircut to life. Even if you utilize a groomer for major haircuts, there are some maintenance steps you can take in between cuts to keep your Aussiedoodle looking fresh.
When it comes time to groom your Aussiedoodle, here is a simple process you could follow.
- Wash and dry the dog. Start with a good wash, using quality shampoo (oatmeal is great for this breed!)
- Complete any trimming or cutting as needed to their coat, including sanitary areas that need to be trimmed.
- Gently clean your dog’s ears and treat them as needed
- Trim nails – be sure to do this safely and carefully. Follow all proper nail-trimming tips to avoid hurting your dog’s paws.
Whether you take your Aussiedoodle to a professional groomer or groom them yourselves, these steps are all important and will all need to be completed on a routine basis. In addition to these primary steps, you could also add things like teeth brushing into the mix if you’d like.
One thing we do want to mention is that if you decide to groom your Aussiedoodle from home, there are several different items you will need. You may determine it’s well worth the cost but you should be aware so you can be prepared. Here are a few things you should plan to buy.
- Comb (for matting)
- Dog Clippers
- Dog Shears
- Detangle spray (trust us on this one)
- Dog tub (optional)
- Dog clippers
- Ear treatment or cleaning tools
These are just a few of the basics but something to consider as you get started.
Understanding an Aussiedoodle’s Coat
Let’s consider a brief overview of an Aussiedoodle’s coat. You might look at your doodle and think you know what you’re working with but can we just say that they are not all the same. It’s really hard to predict just what type of coat or fur your Aussiedoodle will have and highly depends on the generation of Aussiedoodle you have. In addition, your Aussiedoodle may look one way as a puppy and then change coats as they grow.
Here is a quick rundown of the hair types you might be dealing with.
All the Poodle Curls
You probably already know the curly and nonshedding hair of a Poodle. Remember that your Aussiedoodle is part Poodle and they very well could inherit some of that tight Poodle curls that often make the Poodles stand out in a crowd.
The Poodle curly coat is the coat that is least likely to shed and the most hypoallergenic. Since it’s a tight curl, it won’t tangle quite as easily, although it can get matted a bit. Aussiedoodle owners typically like to have more Poodle genetics because their coats tend to be curly or wavy. However, if your Aussiedoodles coat is wavy or curly then you will have to give them more haircuts.
Wavvy Teddy Bear Fleece
This type of coat is wavy and shaggy. You just can’t help but run your fingers through their hair and cuddle them tight like a big teddy bear! This is probably one of the most sought-after coats on an Aussiedoodle. It’s definitely a fan favorite.
The fleece coat is thick and plush and has a crimp-like wave to it. The hair is quite long but you won’t notice as much shedding and you also won’t notice as much of it sticking to your cute black pants either!
Australian Shepherd Straight Coat
The other coat style is most similar to that of the Australian Shepherd. The coat is soft and gorgeous all around, but it does shed pretty heavily as well. People love this coat for the look and feel, but the shedding can get out of control quickly! If your Aussiedoodle has a shedding coat, you won’t have to give them as many haircuts.
Conclusion Best Types of Aussiedoodle Haircuts
There’s really no great way to predict the type of coat your Aussiedoodle may have. In fact, you might find that your Aussiedoodle has a coat that changes as they grow older. When you mix breeds like the Aussiedoodle, it’s impossible to predict what coat they will end up with. In general, if you have an Aussiedoodle with a curly or wavy coat, you will have to give me more haircuts. Thus, we created a list of the best types of Aussiedoodle haircuts to give you some inspiration.
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Dr. Sabrina Kong graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in England in 2016 and has been working at a small animal clinic in Northern California since then. She grew up in the Bay Area and got her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She also became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through a program at the University of Tennessee.
When she isn’t in the clinic taking care of her four-legged patients, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods with her friends and her three-legged dog, Apollo. She adopted Apollo from her clinic when he was a puppy with numerous health issues. Dr. Kong truly cares about taking care of animals.