Top 4 Dog Brushes For Aussiedoodles in The U.S.

An Aussiedoodle and a slicker brush

Carefully breeding a Poodle and an Australian Shepherd together creates a happy, fluffy, and well-rounded dog called Aussiedoodle. This super smart mixed breed is a work of art. After all, the Poodle and the Australian Shepherd are two of the most intelligent dog breeds on earth. What's more, they are also two of the dog breeds with the most amazing coats. As a result, the Aussiedoodle can have the same coat texture as an Australian Shepherd or be as curly as a Poodle. It can also be anywhere in between.

Aussiedoodles can have curly, wavy, straight, or flat coats. The ones with wavy coats are moderate shedders. They shed less than straight-coated Aussiedoodles. On the other hand, Aussiedoodles with curly coats are known for minimal shedding. However, regardless of coat type, Aussiedoodles need to stay groomed. Weekly or daily brushing is recommended to keep their fur free from mats and tangles. 

Besides, brushing is essential for your Aussiedoodle's comfort and health, as these dogs have a tendency to get all matted up. The Aussiedoodle may be a low-shedding dog, but that does not mean it is low-maintenance. In actuality, this breed requires daily grooming. In other words, you need to brush and comb your lovely Aussiedoodle daily or at least three times a week. This will keep your dog's curly or wavy coat mat-free. Severe matting, which typically leads to a shave down, right to the skin, is extremely painful for Aussiedoodles.

So as an Aussiedoodle owner, you need to create a grooming routine with your dog. One of the best grooming tools recommended by professional groomers for Aussiedoodles is a slicker brush. Recommended alongside the slicker brush are a de-matting tool and a metal dog grooming comb.

Top 4 Grooming Tools For Aussiedoodle Owners

To keep your Aussiedoodle's coat mat-free and looking its best, you need the right tools. Below are the top four grooming tools that will make brushing your doodle so much easier.

1. A Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush

A Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush for Aussiedoodles

The number one dog brush recommended by professional groomers for Aussiedoodles is the slicker brush. Slicker brushes, especially the self-cleaning ones, can be used on medium-coated, long-coated, wire-coated, and curly-coated dogs like the Aussiedoodle. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), slicker brushes effectively remove mats and prevent mats from forming by removing loose hair.

What's more, slicker brushes are very easy to use, clean and maintain. To avoid causing your dog discomfort, it is recommended that you maintain a light touch when using a slicker brush. The Swihauk Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush effectively removes loose fur, thereby preventing mats. It is lightweight, sturdy, and durable.

2. A Dog Slicker Brush Designed For Doodle Dogs

A Dog Slicker Brush Designed For Doodle Dogs

This slicker brush by We Love Doodles is designed to easily work through dense and long coats. It is effective both as a de-matting tool and a de-shedding tool. The brush's ergonomic handle makes it easy to hold and use. Plus, it is lightweight, weighing only 5.9 ounces. Doodle owners in the U.S. like the quality, ease of use, and shape of this slicker brush. They say it is easy on the hair and helps to remove tangles. Even so, opinions are mixed on size.

3. An Undercoat Rake

An Undercoat Rake for Aussiedoodles

This grooming tool is perfect for de-matting and de-shedding your Aussiedoodle's coat. Undercoat rakes are designed to safely remove mats, tangles, knots, and loose hair. It works best on dogs with long coats, wiry coats, and double coats. If your Aussiedoodle has a curly, dense, or wavy coat, then I recommend you buy this de-matting tool. This grooming tool is not intended for dogs with short coats. If your dog has a short coat, then you don't need this tool.

4. A Dog Grooming Comb

A Dog Grooming Comb for Aussiedoodles

After thoroughly brushing your Aussiedoodle with the slicker brush, you can use this metal comb to add a finishing touch to your dog’s coat. I like the 2-IN-1 DETANGLER COMB. It features both long and short metal teeth, which can be used to care for long-haired or short-haired dog breeds. Trusted by over 10,000 users and highly recommended by show dog groomers, this detangler comb is the perfect all-in-one to have around! Overall, it is sturdy, easy to hold and use, and it effectively removes knots and mats.

How to Brush an Aussiedoodle

It is highly recommended that you brush your Aussiedoodle when its coat is dry. Prior to bathing your dog, make sure you detangle its hair using a de-matting tool. Then use a high-quality dog shampoo and conditioner. I like the Honest Paws Dog Shampoo and Conditioner. It offers many benefits and it is great for Aussiedoodle hair. Do not bathe your Aussiedoodle without first detangling its matted fur, as doing so will make things worse for you and your dog. 

After bathing your doodle, wait for its fur to dry and then brush it again with a slicker brush. After that, use your grooming comb to thoroughly comb your Aussiedoodle’s coat until the comb moves easily through the hair. As I pointed out earlier, Aussiedoodles require consistent grooming. So, make sure you brush and comb your dog at least 3 times a week to prevent mats.

Remember not to brush your Aussiedoodle when its coat is wet.

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