Grooming Your Cavoodle

Grooming Your Cavoodle

Poodles and Cavaliers both have a wide variety of coat colours, which is why Cavoodles come in pretty much any variety imaginable – straight or curly fur and in most colours including black, white, tan and rust. Depending on how much of the Poodle genes are expressed in your Cavoodle, your grooming routine will vary. Cavoodles with Poodle – like coats, will shed less and require more combing to prevent tangles and mats. Cavoodles with more of  a Cavalier coat on the other hand will require brushing to remove dander. Either way, you’ll want to brush or comb your Cavoodle a couple of times per week, a bath about once a month is also standard Cavoodle care.

It’s best to get your Cavoodle accustomed to going to the groomers at a young age, as this will make your grooming and care routine much easier and enjoyable for both you and the pup. It is common practise to keep a dog’s coat shiny, clean and healthy. In addition to keeping their coat nice and healthy, you’ll also want to keep your Cavoodle’s face and ear’s clean, this will prevent face staining and ear infections. It can also be helpful to trim the hair around your Cavoodle’s eyes and mouth.

If your Cavoodle has hair more like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, it will need regular baths every couple of weeks, followed by a rigorous brushing to keep the tangles away and at bay. If the dog’s hair is more like a Poodle, brushing will need to take place more frequently, and daily brushing to keep mats at bay – and the brushing this type of fur will need to involve brushing that goes to the depth of skin level or the mats will still remain.

Tear stains, something common with both parent breeds of the Cavoodle, it is recommended to wash under the eyes daily to keep this unsightly problem at away. It is always a positive if when at the groomer’s you ask the groomer to cut the dog’s hair shorter than normal to reduce the time you spend with a brush in your hand.