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How Often Should "Doodles" Get Groomed?

Posted at 12:41 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 13:41:18-05

There has been a big boom in business including grooming, but pet owners look for dogs that are easy to groom.

Officials say some breeds can often be misleading, such as the "doodles."

Officials say they're touted as low maintenance, but groomers are warning that's not the case.

"Every six to eight weeks, we spend about $100 every six weeks for Ralph," said Staci Davita. "I only spend $40 on my haircuts, maybe every six to nine months if I'm lucky."

The Davita's say when Ralph was younger, he had to have a shorter hair cut, and they learned to get a schedule going.

Pet groomer, Samantha Van Ness, has seen a lot of doodle breeds in her day, and she also has a golden doodle.

Van Ness says with her own Aussiedoodle "Blue," she deals with something doodle owners everywhere face, and that is the mats.

"Doodle breeders have been telling their puppy owners that they don't need grooms and that they're a low maintenance dog," said Samantha Van Ness. "And that's the furthest from the truth."

When doodles aren't groomed, their fur is so matted, and it has to be completely shaved.

Van Ness has done this with a few dogs, and she wants breeders to stress grooming.

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