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Why Poodle Cross Breeds Require More Frequent Grooming

Why Poodle Cross Breeds Require More Frequent Grooming

Did you know that more than 72 percent of all apartment renters have a pet? While this statistic includes both dogs and cats, when it comes to dogs, Poodle crossbreeds, a.k.a. “Doodles,” are becoming increasingly popular among dog owners. In fact, according to Nationwide, the nation’s leading provider of pet insurance, Goldendoodles (a cross between a Golden Retriever and Poodle) have more than tripled their percentage in Nationwide pet insurance policies.

Why are Goldendoodles, Labradoodles and other Poodle mixes so popular? Perhaps it’s for their friendly and energetic personalities, or the fact that they adapt easily to different situations and environments, making them a great choice for apartment tenants. 

But even more so, dog lovers may be turning to these crossbreeds for their low-shedding, hypoallergenic qualities. While this is a huge plus, especially for dog owners with allergies to pet dander, many first-time Poodle or Doodle owners are unaware of just how frequently grooming is required to keep their dog’s wavy or curly coat maintained. 

Any breed of dog that does not shed naturally requires frequent bathing and grooming. Doodles, in particular, are prone to tangles, knots and matting, which can cause tight, sore skin. 

Generally speaking, a healthy, short-haired dog only needs to be bathed once every one to three months. Poodles and Doodles, on the other hand, can (and should) be bathed more frequently—as much as once or twice a week. Of course, just how often you bathe your Doodle depends on how active and dirty your dog gets. 

In general, these breeds should be bathed at least once every 2-3 weeks, using proper shampoo and conditioner. Frequent baths help to make brushing much easier and help prevent mats. It is also essential to remove dirt and other debris that accumulates in the coats of Poodles and Doodles. Regular baths also help to remove the accumulation of natural body oils that don’t evaporate as easily on a dog with a thick coat, causing skin pores to become clogged from trapped oil, dirt or debris.

Apartment developers and owners should take note. With more than two-thirds of tenants owning pets, offering pet-friendly amenities is a huge perk that can set your community apart from the competition.

Installing a self-serve dog spa with a do-it-yourself Evolution Dog Wash machine is a thoughtful and convenient amenity to offer tenants, but it can have big benefits when it comes to the overall maintenance of an apartment community as well. Such as in helping to keep plumbing lines clean of dog hair, dirt and debris that is removed when pet owners bathe their dogs. 

The Evolution Dog Wash is built to wash hundreds of dogs per month with little-to-no maintenance. For more information on how to get an Evolution Dog Wash for your multifamily community, contact us today at 888-303-0553.





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