Goldendoodles are an increasingly popular brand of dog. In fact, they are a designer breed that is growing more and more popular for competition. Given their unique look, nice temperament, and trainability, you’ll see at least one or two of the breeds in every type of dog competition these days.
Heck, there are now entire competitions dedicated solely to this breed. These are just a few of the things that make these breeds popular family pets as well. That being said, owning a Goldendoodle is a lot of work. Especially when it comes to the coat and making it look its best.
Understanding The Options Available To You
The very first thing that you must know is that there are a variety of brushes available for the Goldendoodle breed. In fact, given its unique nature and coat, there is an entire market built around Goldendoodle brushes.
This, of course, makes finding the best one all that much more difficult. In order to get past this step, you’ll need to know and understand the different types available to you and what each can do for your dog.
You ask most professionals or Goldendoodle breed masters and they’ll tell you that the slicker brush is easily the best brush for a Goldendoodle. This is because it is made up of a plethora of wire teeth located on the brush head.
These teeth can be stiff or flexible, but either will gently work their way through your dog’s hair, reducing the tangles and matting.
This is one of the things that make the brush a top pick for many because this specific brand is prone to knots. Combine this with the fact that these brushes cause little discomfort when undoing knots and ties, and it’s easy to see why more and more people prefer the slicker brush.
The Dog Comb
The dog comb is another type of brush available for the Goldendoodle breed, but it is nowhere as near as popular as the slicker brush. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t as effective. It just means that the slicker brush is hard to beat. That being said, the dog comb does have some qualities that make it stand in its own class.
One of these qualities would be the teeth. The teeth are made of metal or durable plastic and are spread wide apart. This in combination with the thickness and the brush will make quick work of some of the thickest and coarsest coats. These brushes are especially perfect for breeds that are prone to tangles and holding debris after being in nature.
The Undercoat Rake
One of the first things that’ll you’ll learn about the Goldendoodle breed is, they are not notorious shedders. Despite the fact that their coats have a lot of other problems and difficulties, they are not big shedders.
This is why most people overlook the undercoat rake. Despite this, the undercoat rake is a type of brush that’ll come in extremely handy when caring for your dog’s coat.
The Shedding Brush
Given the fact that Goldendoodles don’t shed, the shedding brush is not a popular option amongst pet owners. That being said, there are some Goldendoodle breeds that do shed. If this is the case with your pet, you’ll find that the shedding brush can be immensely helpful.
In fact, most professionals will likely tell you that it is a must. And, this is because it’ll help gather any loose fur in the undercoat that will eventually be shed. It does this with the long, rounded teeth that are also handy for tangles and coarse hairs.
The Pin Brush
When most people look at the pin brush they mistake it for a human brush. And, this is completely understandable as that’s what it closely resembles.
That being said, it is the furthest thing from a human brush. Not only this, but it is immensely helpful for minimizing tangles and clearing out dirt that might get trapped in the fur.
There is a lot to consider when it comes to a Goldendoodle. The first is the coat type. The coat type will play a major role in a lot of decisions that you end up making for your pet.
You can clearly see already how big of a role it will play when it comes to choosing the right brush. While there are many available, it is pertinent to remember that choose the right brush for your dog’s coat will solely come down to the type of coat that he or she has.