How To Trim a Mini Goldendoodle?

How To Trim a Mini Goldendoodle?

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Barbara Taylor

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Trimming a Mini Goldendoodle requires the right tools, plenty of patience, and a gentle touch. Start by brushing their coat to remove any mats or tangles. Then use either clippers or shears to trim their fur so that it is the desired length. For an immaculate finish, use ballpoint or blunt-edge scissors to trim around their face, ears, and paws.

Read on to learn more about trimming your mini goldendoodle at home.

STEP 1: Preparing to Trim a Goldendoodle

Before you begin trimming your Goldendoodle, you need to make sure you have all the necessary supplies. You will need a slicker brush, a steel comb, and nail clippers. The slicker brush will work to remove mats and tangles from the coat, while the steel comb is ideal for smoothing out surface hair. Nail clippers are essential for keeping your Goldendoodle’s nails short and healthy. Having these supplies on hand will ensure that your Goldendoodle’s grooming experience is safe, efficient, and comfortable.

Once you have all of your supplies in place, it’s time to start preparing your Goldendoodle for its trim. Begin by brushing out their coat with the slicker brush – this removes any mats or tangles that could cause discomfort during the trimming process. After brushing out their coat, use the steel comb to smooth out the surface hair and make it easier to clip. Finally, use the nail clippers to trim just the sharp points off of your Goldendoodle’s nails – this helps prevent overgrowth and keeps their nails healthy. With these steps complete, you are now ready to begin trimming your Goldendoodle.

STEP 2: Bathing a Goldendoodle

Once you’ve finished prepping your Goldendoodle for grooming, it’s time to give them a bath. Bathing a Goldendoodle should only be done once a month and not more than that, as it can cause their coat to become dry. Make sure to use a shampoo specifically formulated for dogs, as human shampoo can be too harsh on your pup’s skin.

Start by wetting the Goldendoodle’s coat using lukewarm water and slowly apply the shampoo, avoiding the face and eyes. Gently massage the shampoo into their fur and let it sit for 5 minutes before rinsing it off. To ensure that all of the shampoos is removed, use a sprayer or cup to rinse your Doodle from head to tail. When you’re finished rinsing, gently squeeze out any excess water from their fur and wrap them in an absorbent towel to remove any remaining moisture.

If your Goldendoodle is still uncomfortable after their bath, provide them with plenty of treats and praise—this will help build a stronger bond between you both. Additionally, make sure to brush and comb their fur once they’re dry—this will help prevent any mats or tangles from forming while also promoting a healthy coat.

STEP 3: Brushing and Combing Your Goldendoodle

After bathing your Goldendoodle, you will need to brush and comb its coat. While you can use either a metal pin brush or a slicker brush, it is important to begin with the slicker brush, as it will help to remove any tangles and mats. Start at the bottom of your Goldendoodle and brush one line of hair away at a time. Carefully brush out sections of fur with your tool until tangles and mats are fully broken apart. If you come across any knots that seem to be stubborn, don’t worry! Utilize a mat rake or splitter to carefully disentangle without harming the coat’s condition. Once de-matting is finished, use a metal pin brush to thoroughly comb through the locks for an unbelievably smooth result.

STEP 4: Trimming the Head and Neck of a Goldendoodle

In the fourth step of trimming your mini Goldendoodle, you will want to trim the head and neck area. After brushing your mini Goldendoodle, start by carefully trimming the head with grooming scissors to ensure that it blends into the neck. When you groom your Goldendoodle’s face, you will need a pair of blunt-tipped scissors for hair trimming, a small comb, and loads of patience. Start by clipping the face area, and then move on to trimming under the ears. If you are using dog clippers for this area, remember to use a guard comb to avoid any skin irritations. When you are finished with this step, your mini Goldendoodle should have an even haircut around its head and neck.

STEP 5: Trimming the Body of a Goldendoodle

Once you have bathed, brushed, and combed your Goldendoodle and trimmed the head and neck area, it’s time to move on to trimming the body. Many Goldendoodle parents use dog clippers for this job. It is important to note that you should not use human clippers as they can cause skin irritation.

To begin, make sure the clipper blades are clean and lubricated. This will help keep your Goldendoodle’s coat looking nice and smooth. Starting at the bottom, hold the clippers in one hand and brush a line of hair away with the other. Pull a small portion of hair down away from the body while running the clippers in an upward motion. You want to see the skin with each line of hair and you can also use scissors to round out any areas that need more of a rounded appearance.

Continue this process around the body, taking extra care as you approach sensitive areas such as the belly and legs. Also, be sure to pay attention to where your Goldendoodle’s coat is more dense or thin. For example, your Goldendoodle’s coat may be thicker around its hips or chest so you may need to go over those areas a few times with the clippers for an even trim.

It is also important to keep an eye out for any matting or tangles that need special attention. If you find any spots that are matted or tangled, use a slicker brush or mat comb to gently remove them before trimming them with scissors or clippers. Once you have finished trimming your Goldendoodle’s body, move on its legs and feet which we will cover in our next section!

STEP 6: Trimming the Legs and Feet of a Goldendoodle

Now that you have completed the trimming of the head, neck, body, and tail of your Goldendoodle, it is time to move on to the legs and feet. It is important to take extra care when trimming these areas as they are very sensitive.

First, use a #10 blade on your clippers to trim the hair on the legs and feet. Begin at the top of the leg and work your way down toward the paw. It is important to keep a consistent length all around for a neat look.

If you find that the clipper isn’t achieving the look you desire for your Doodle’s legs and feet, feel free to hand-trim them with grooming scissors. When doing so, make sure to take it slow and be careful not to cut too close as you are working around delicate areas.

Finally, to keep your Goldendoodle looking tidy between groomings, use a clipper fitted with a #10 blade to trim their bellies, backsides, and under the ears. By performing some basic upkeep, you can reduce the frequency of full groomings. After giving your Goldendoodle a well-deserved trim across all areas, it is time to put on those final touches!

STEP 7: Trimming the Tail of a Goldendoodle

Now that you have trimmed the head, neck, body, and legs of your Mini Goldendoodle, it’s time to move on to the tail. Before beginning this step, make sure to brush out any tangles or mats.

Using scissors, begin by snipping the tail hairs in uniform layers. Start at the base of the tail and work up to the tip. Working in small sections will help ensure that you are cutting evenly and creating an even shape. Be sure not to cut too close to the skin, as this can cause irritation or injury.

Once you have trimmed the base of the tail, use blunt-end scissors or shears to round out the tip of the tail. This will help create a more natural look for your pup’s tail.

Once you are finished trimming your Goldendoodle’s tail, check all areas for any missed tangles or mats and brush them out. Continue with your previous steps – Step 8: Finishing Touches and Step 9: Clean Up and Aftercare – to complete your Mini Goldendoodle’s top-to-bottom grooming session.

STEP 8: Finishing Touches

Once you are happy with your Goldendoodle’s new look, it’s time to give your pup the finishing touches. First, you’ll want to clean up any stray hairs around their eyes and between their toes. Small grooming scissors can be used for this task.

After that, use a pair of shears to define the shape of your pup’s mustache. Then with ballpoint or blunt-end scissors, trim around its mouth for an immaculate finish. With this simple grooming technique, you can make sure your pooch looks pleasant and well-maintained!

Lastly, use a dog nail trimmer to cut the sharp points of their nails. If they are clear, you can see the quick, which is what you’re trying to avoid. If the clipper doesn’t give your Doodle the look you want for its legs and feet, hand-trim by using your grooming scissors. Blades come in all sorts of sizes, and each is numbered to show the length of the cut it provides. The higher numbers correspond with shorter cuts–for example, a #10 blade is one.

Your Goldendoodle should now be looking its best! Give your pup a treat and lots of love for staying so still during the grooming process.

STEP 9: Clean Up and Aftercare

After you have finished trimming your Mini Goldendoodle, it is time to clean up and provide proper aftercare. Be sure to use a vacuum cleaner to remove any loose hair that has been shed during the trimming process. You may also want to use a brush or lint roller to remove any remaining hair.

To clean any clippers, scissors, or shears that have been used, use a disinfectant solution and a cloth or sponge. Rinse all tools with the solution and allow them to air dry before storing.

Once all of the equipment has been cleaned, it is important to apply a moisturizer or conditioner to your Goldendoodle’s newly trimmed fur to keep it soft and healthy. You may also want to apply a coat of anti-shedding spray or oil to help reduce the shedding of excess fur.

Finally, it is important to examine your Goldendoodle for any cuts or nicks that may have occurred during the trimming process. If you find any, you can treat them with an antiseptic solution and cover them with a bandage if necessary.


Your Goldendoodle’s grooming should be completed regularly to ensure its coat remains healthy and free of mats. While grooming may seem intimidating at first, with a little practice and patience, you can have your Goldendoodle looking their best in no time.

When grooming your Goldendoodle be sure to use the proper tools for the job. Brushes and combs are important for combing out tangles, while clippers are necessary for trimming the hair. The use of scissors and shears will give you a more elegant finish when trimming your pup’s mustache, while a trimmer is ideal for maintaining the body fur at just the right length.

Finally, if you find yourself overwhelmed by the prospect of grooming your pup, don’t be afraid to ask a professional groomer for help. Professional groomers are experienced in clipping Goldendoodles and will be able to give your pup the perfect Teddy Bear Clip or Puppy Cut that you desire.

Regularly keeping up with your Goldendoodle’s grooming can help keep their coat looking beautiful and healthy throughout their life. With a little practice, you’ll be able to master the art of trimming, brushing, and combing your pup in no time!

Barbara Taylor
A true dog-lover (like most of us...), and the proud owner of Angie. Angie is my mini Goldendoodle! I love Angie so much. She is one of the sweetest, most lovable dogs ever! I am so happy that she is part of my life! I first met her when she was 5 months old. She was a tiny little thing! Cute as a button! I fell in love with her.
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