Beyond the Fluff: Basics of Doodle Puppy Care
There are certain dog breeds that are the pinnacle of perfection. They are so mellow, intelligent, devoted, and attractive that any improvements to their disposition and appearance would be impossible. Until, that is, two amazing dog breeds are intentionally bred. The result? Doodles! We’re talking labradoodle, golden doodles, Bernedoodles, doxiepoos and other breeds mixed with standard or mini poodles. There are many reasons to love a doodle puppy, and properly caring for them is just one way to share your affection.
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All puppies benefit from regular veterinary care. As soon as you bring them home, we encourage you to set up their first appointment with us. There’s so much to accomplish in the first 4-6 months. When all of your doodle’s health requirements are fulfilled early in life, you have a positive influence on their long-term wellness.
Caring for your doodle puppy should involve the following:
- Their core vaccines all the way to completion (typically by 4 months of age)
- Establishing a proactive approach to parasite prevention
- Age-appropriate nutrition
The goal is to promote a long, healthy, and life with your pet. The more we stay in front of any problems, the better. Please click here to schedule an appointment for your doodle.
Cross breeding is intended to create a litter of highly desirable puppies. With fewer negative genetic conditions passed down through generations, cross-bred dogs have reduced risk of known issues like cancer or hip dysplasia. The combined genetics of two breeds helps to meet the need for a specific skill, appearance, or impact on their owners/household.
All the variations of doodles are generally perceived as loyal, engaged, intelligent, and alert. They are also famous for their delightful, adorable looks. The impact on their environment typically has to do with the fact that they are compatible with allergic people. Widely perceived as hypoallergenic, doodles shed less than other breeds. This means they release fewer allergens into the air.
Doodle owners are usually drawn in by their puppy’s fluffy coat, and for good reason! It’s soft and feels so good! However, the health of their coat absolutely depends on consistent grooming every 4-6 weeks. As they grow, your doodle puppy may start to show a different texture in their coat. Hair strands can get so long that they become tangled and matted. Left alone, the only option may be to shave the hair off.
We are happy to provide full-service grooming to doodles of all ages and sizes. Please call us at (732) 531-1212 to schedule a grooming appointment for your doodle. In between appointments, doodle owners can brush and comb their doodle’s coat.