If you've recently adopted or purchased a Goldendoodle, then you know how adorable they naturally are. (Welcome to the world of being Goldendoodle Owners.) The right haircut, however, brings out their cuteness even more, but which should you choose?
To help you decide, let’s look at some of the best Goldendoodle haircuts for maximum cuteness. From the adorable teddy bear cut to a rocking mohawk — we have all of your pup's styling needs covered.
Popular Goldendoodle Haircuts
We will be talking about 6 types of goldendoodle haircuts - The Teddy Bear Cut, The Lion Cut, The Lamb Cut, The Puppy Cut aka The Kennel Cut, The Poodle Cut and the Mohawk.
1. Teddy Bear Cut
The Teddy Bear Cut is the most popular Goldendoodle haircut. It's perfect for those who want to keep their pup's fur short and fluffy and gives them an adorable teddy bear-like appearance!
The teddy bear cut involves a full-body trim between 0.5 - 2 inches long, depending on your preference. The hair on the face and paws is trimmed short and rounded, to give the pup that teddy bear look.
This extra-cuddly appearance will make everyone smile when they see him! Plus, you won't have to worry about their hair getting too tangled if you choose a shorter start length.
2. Lion Cut
The Lion cut on a Goldendoodle is a bold look that will make your pup look like a lion — albeit cuter and decidedly less fierce (Hopefully!). This unique cut involves leaving your pup's fur longer around the head, neck, and chest area to create the appearance of a lion’s mane.
The rest of their body is shaved short, just like how a lion looks. The result? A super cute yet regal-looking pup that will turn heads wherever they go!
Plus, it's easy for you to maintain the Lion Cut since all you need to do is brush out the tangles in their “mane” — an easier task than brushing their whole body. It could be a roaring good time.
3. Lamb Cut
The Lamb cut is a great choice for your Goldendoodle if you want to give them an ultra-cute look. This style features closely cropped fur on the body with longer hair on the legs and the top of the head.
The hair on the head is trimmed into a rounded shape that resembles a lamb's cut — hence the name Lamb Cut. Additionally, the lamb cut can also make them look more like puppies than adults with that adorable floofball bouncing around on top of their heads as they run! Maybe you can start counting Goldendoodles with the lamb cut jumping over fences instead of sheep when trying to get some sleep.
The lamb cut doesn't require too much time or effort to maintain either — regular brushing will keep it looking nice. All in all, this style is sure to bring out your pup's inner puppy charm while still keeping them looking neat and tidy.
4. Puppy Cut
Looking for the ultimate low-maintenance Goldendoodle haircut? This is it! The hair is cropped to the same uniform length all over the body, generally to less than 1 inch or two inches long.
The only maintenance required is a simple brush through every once in a while and trimming any excess hair when needed. Plus, since most of the body is kept short and neat, there won’t be too much mess or shedding either! This is also one of the most popular Goldendoodle haircuts for people in hot and humid weather.
Some people think the puppy cut (also known as the kennel cut) can be a little boring. However, a slightly longer kennel cut is perfect for showing off a Goldendoodle with curls. It keeps their curls looking bouncy yet they don’t tangle as easily. Plus, you can always add bows or bandanas to up the cuteness factor.
All in all, we think this one gives your pup a playful yet sophisticated look – perfect for those hot summer days spent at the park!
5. Poodle Cut
The Poodle cut is a classic cut that will keep your Goldendoodle looking neat and tidy.
This style features closely cropped fur around the face, ears, and neck with longer hair on top of the head. The back and sides are then trimmed into a rounded shape to resemble the traditional Poodle “top knot.” And don’t forget the pom on their tail!
The close-cropped fur means easy maintenance with occasional brushing to prevent matting. The cut itself is a little harder to maintain yourself, so regular trips to the groomer are a must.
The Poodle cut looks especially great on Goldendoodles with curly coats because it helps define their curls. With some light brushing each day and regular trims they can look just as good as those fancy show dogs!
So if you want to give your pup a timeless look then this classic style is perfect.
All right, at least once in your pup’s life, you gotta give him a mohawk! As you would expect, this style features closely cropped fur around the face, ears, and neck with longer hair in the middle on top of his head.
The back and sides are then trimmed into a V-shape to create an iconic mohawk look. The rest of the body is usually trimmed short, though some people will take the mohawk all the way down the dog’s back. Whichever effect you choose, the cut will certainly be turning heads at the dog park!
If you want to go even further with this style then why not add some bows or bandanas? That way you can really make them stand out from the crowd.
So if you're after a fun but still sophisticated look for your Goldendoodle then this would be perfect for them –- just remember that regular brushing will keep their 'hawk looking nice and neat! You can keep on rockin' on at the dog park!
Do Goldendoodles Need Haircuts?
Goldendoodles are a hybrid designer breed made from crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle.
The first Goldendoodle on record was bred in 1969 by Monica Dickens, the great-grandaughter of author Charles Dickens. However, popularity didn’t take off until the 1990s after Walter Conron created and popularized the Labradoodle, a Poodle/Labrador Retriever cross.
Because of this mix, a full-size Goldendoodle's hair can have medium to long-length hair with a curly, wavy, wiry, or even straight texture. The variance depends on which parent they take after most.
However, all Goldendoodle's hair has something in common, it is prone to matting and requires daily brushing to keep it neat. The trade-off is that they don’t leave it lying all over your house like a Golden Retriever does! (The one thing that a Golden Retriever does not pick up is their own hair.)
Cutting your Goldendoodle's hair can help with this task as shorter hair is easier to keep from matting and easier to maintain. Plus, it can give them an extra adorable look.
These cuts should be only given to your dog if you know how. If you do not know how to cut these types of Goldendoodle haircuts, you should seek out a professional groomer to get the best cut. Remember that they are professionals and trained in these popular cuts.
How Often Do Goldendoodles Need a Haircut?
What happens if you take a chance on one of the more “out there” Goldendoodle haircuts? And you don’t like it?
Well, the good news is that your pup's fur will grow back and it can be left long. Intricate cuts like the Mohawk or Poodle cut require visits to a professional groomer every 4 to 6 weeks to maintain. So if you took a chance, you only have to wait a month or so to try something different.
And if you want to cut down on trips to the groomer, try a simpler cut like a Teddy Bear or Summer cut. You can even keep up on trims yourself and maybe visit a groomer just for special occasions.
The Perfect Cut for Your Goldendoodle
All in all, Goldendoodles are so adorable you don’t have to worry about making them look bad. The main thing about being Goldendoodle owners is to keep up a regular brushing routine and keep their hair neat.
This is important not only for looks but also for good health. Hair mats can contribute to skin problems or infections. Plus, you can use the opportunity to keep an eye out for ticks, fleas, and other annoyances that will need attention.
Giving your pup a haircut both ups the cuteness factor and reduces maintenance, so it’s a win-win! And regardless of whether you choose the adorable Teddy Bear cut, Kennel Cut or a rockin’ Mohawk, your pup’s unique look will make them stand out from a crowd anywhere!
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