Doodle Coat Types

June 30, 2022
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Three Doodle Coat Textures / Types

Standard chocolate Labradoodles; examples of all three coat types from the same litter

Standard chocolate Labradoodles; examples of all three coat types from the same litter

If you’ve researched Doodle Dogs (or designer dogs) much at all, you realize that not all Doodles have the same coat type or texture. Within the same litter, Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, Bernedoodles (and all other Doodles) can have various coat types. At Crockett Doodles we identify three types of coats:

  1. Straight (also called a flat coat or hair coat): This is our least common Doodle coat type. It appears very close in style to the non-Poodle parent of the doodle Puppy. For instance a Goldendoodle who takes after the Golden Retriever side of the equation may have a straight coat that looks a lot like a Golden Retriever. Straight coated Doodles are the most likely type of Doodle to shed, because they seem to have received less of the Poodle coat.
  2. Wavy (also called a fleece coat): The wavy coat often starts with very little curl around the face, but waves in the coat of the Doodle puppy’s body. Sometimes a Doodle that appears to have a wavy coat ends up having a curly coat. Most Doodles tend to get curlier as they get older. Typically wavy coats shed very little if at all.
  3. Curly (also called a wool coat): The curly coat looks very similar to a Poodle coat. This is the coat we recommend to families who have the most problems with allergies.
Two Wavy Mini Irishdoodles (left) contrasted with two Curly Mini Irishdoodles (Right)

Two Wavy Mini Irishdoodles (left) contrasted with two Curly Mini Irishdoodles (Right)

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