Are you curious about the latest trends in Goldendoodle grooming? What about Goldendoodle face styles — have you figured out how you want your pup to look for the summer, or for family pictures?
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular Goldendoodle haircuts, particularly as they pertain to your pup’s face. Are you ready to get started? Here are some ideas for inspiration to bring to your groomer next time you visit!
Grooming Your Goldendoodle
You can save a lot of money by grooming your dog at home. If you opt to do this, however, you’re going to want to make sure you have all the right equipment. Similarly, you will need to ensure that you’re washing and brushing your dog prior to cutting his hair.
Dogs’ hair gets matted, so make sure you use a quality shampoo like the We Love Doodles formula. Conditioning your pup’s fur will make the grooming process significantly easier as well as more comfortable for your dog.
Once your dog has had a bath, brush out his coat. If there are mats and tangles, you may need to use a pair of very sharp scissors to remove the affected fur. Mats will get caught up in the clippers — this can hurt your dog!
Blow dry your dog before you pull out the clippers for the best results. Ensure that your clippers are well-oiled and working properly. This will help you avoid “oops” moments, and can keep your pup from getting hurt.
If your dog likes to wiggle, consider investing in a saddle or harness. These are pretty inexpensive and are available on Amazon and through other pet retailers. The harness will help calm your dog, keeping him still and helping the grooming process go a bit more quickly.
Once you’re certain you have all the right materials and tools in place, it’s time to get started creating one of the most popular Goldendoodle face styles.
Popular Goldendoodle Face Styles
Are you ready to give your dog an adorable haircut? Here are the top Goldendoodle cuts and Goldendoodle face styles to use as inspiration.
1. Full Shave
During the summer, or if you live in a warmer climate, you may want to consider giving your dog a summer cut. This is an easy-to-achieve haircut that involves simply clipping your dog’s hair to all the same (short) length.
If you choose the summer cut, you’ll most likely find that it’s easiest to just give your dog’s face a full trim, too! Use your clippers to trim your dog’s face, then use super-sharp scissors to give his snout, eyebrows, and ears a trim, too.
Your Goldendoodle will look extra cute if you leave just a little length on his ears, but you can trim up the edges carefully and neatly to give him a more “finished” look.
A full shave will help keep your dog cool, and he’ll be less likely to get matted and tangled, particularly in the “beard” area of his face.
2. Round Goldendoodle Face Styles
If you want your Doodle to be the most adorable on the block, give him a rounded face cut! This look pairs very well with the puppy cut, and is relatively easy to achieve and maintain.
It’s a good idea to find some scissors with a curved blade, but you can also accomplish this cut with ordinary straight scissors. Trim all the hair on your dog’s face to the same length, keeping it longer than you would with the full shave we described above.
This is one of the cutest Goldendoodle face styles, but it will require just a little upkeep. You’ll need to make sure your pup’s face is combed to remove food, sticks, dirt, and other items your doggy may have dug up from the yard.
You can choose to keep your dog’s ears clipped short, or alternatively you can keep them fluffy and full as in the next style on our list, the pom pom cut.
3. Pom Pom Cut
The pom pom cut is perfectly suited to accentuate your Goldendoodle’s Poodle genetics, and it’s a classic look. This is one of the Goldendoodle face styles you may want to enlist a groomer’s help for, though, unless you have a very patient and understanding dog.
The pom pom cut looks best with the classic Poodle pom poms that you’ll see in movies and on social media. The dog’s tail, ankles, and ears should be kept rounded, and his topknot should be left puffy.
If you’re experienced with grooming your dog, you can try a DIY approach to this cut. You’ll need to have just as much patience with your dog as he will need to have with you. It’s going to take a little effort to get each pom pom cut to the right shape and size, and evenly. With this cut, the curved blade scissors will be your best friend.
4. Top Knot
Your little Goldendoodle will look so cute with his top knot accentuated! While it’s not a cut you see every day, we love it and we think your Goldendoodle will be the talk of the town.
Remember that your Goldendoodle may carry more Golden Retriever traits than Poodle traits. Therefore, this look may not be best for your particular dog. Chances are, though, that if your pup has curls, the top knot will work out just fine.
To accomplish a top knot, shave your pup’s face around his eyebrows and cheeks. You can leave some “fluff” in the beard if you like. Then, leave a rounded, long section of hair at the very top of his head to give him a fluffy, round “hat.”
The top knot is easy to maintain and keep clear of mats, but many pet owners remark that it’s difficult to maintain a good length. Hair will grow back around your dog’s eyes, so be sure you’re prepared for regular upkeep with this popular face style.
Haircuts to Style Your Goldendoodle’s Face
Your Goldendoodle may have been blessed with the straighter-haired genes of the Golden Retriever, or you may have a dog with curly Poodle-type hair. In either case, there are quite a few Goldendoodle face styles that will work well with your pup’s look.
Take a look at Goldendoodle haircuts, or check out our guides on how to style your dog’s hair. If you’re not confident you can do the job yourself, don’t be afraid to ask for a groomer’s help. Bring in your pictures for inspiration and ask your groomer to match the look.
Remember that a well-groomed dog whose hair is free from heavy matting and tangles is the best candidate for these face styles. If your dog is particularly matted, your groomer may need to trim the mats off. She’ll also likely charge you more!
Keep up with your dog’s hair using a quality shampoo that’s formulated for Doodles, and brush your dog at least once each week to mitigate knots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you considering one of these Goldendoodle face styles, but still have questions about the grooming process? Read the answers to the most commonly asked questions by We Love Doodles readers.
The teddy bear cut is the most popular haircut for Goldendoodles. It’s a cute, fluffy look that’s easy to replicate at home, so even inexperienced DIY groomers can accomplish the look.
The teddy bear cut looks best when you leave a little length in your dog’s beard and on his ears. He’ll look just like a teddy bear; dogs with a teddy bear cut resemble puppies.
To keep your dog mat- and tangle-free, plan to brush him at least weekly and plan to cut his hair every six to eight weeks. You can do it yourself if you feel comfortable, or you can enlist a groomer’s support.
Remember that your neighborhood groomer offers so much more than simple haircuts. Nail trimming, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, and other “maintenance” tasks are among the services performed by your groomer.
Golden Retrievers shed frequently, as any owner will tell you. They leave hair everywhere, and their pet dander will make allergy sufferers cringe. Poodles, on the other hand, have hair instead of fur. This breed won’t shed much, if at all, and they’re considered to be hypoallergenic pets.
Your dog is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, and he’ll inherit the genes of both parents. In most cases, one coat type will be more dominant than the other. So while your Goldendoodle will more than likely never need a seasonal blowout, he’ll need regular grooming every other month or more frequently.
Conclusion for “Top Goldendoodle Face Styles”
Your pup has both Golden Retriever and Poodle traits, so the haircut and face style you choose for your Goldendoodle will largely depend on the genes that are more dominant in your particular dog. However, there are many possibilities for cute, easy-to-maintain Goldendoodle face styles. The options listed above are just a sampling of them.
Regardless of which you choose, be sure to bring your pup to a groomer every now and then. His nails will need to be trimmed, his ears cleaned, and even his teeth should be brushed. A groomer will do all this for you should you opt not to give your Goldendoodle a haircut right in your own home.
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Garrett loves animals and is a huge advocate for all Doodle dog breeds. He owns his own Goldendoodle named Kona. In addition, he volunteers at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where he fosters dogs and helps animals. Garrett enjoys writing about Doodles and believes that dogs can teach humans more about how to live than humans can teach a dog.
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