Goldendoodles Haircut Ideas – Adorable and Creative Styles

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An important part of your Goldendoodle’s monthly grooming regimen is his clip. 

Clipping is essential to prevent the dog’s double coat from matting and to keep him looking tidy and smart. 

The styles of Goldendoodle haircuts vary, depending on your dog’s coat type and on the look you want for your pup. For example, you might love the cute teddy bear haircut, or how about a Goldendoodle lamb cut? And, what on earth is a Goldendoodle lion haircut?

In this guide, we take a look at the most popular types of Goldendoodle haircuts.

Goldendoodles Haircut Ideas

Check out this list of our favorite haircuts for Goldendoodles, including some neat variations on tail and leg trims!

Goldendoodles Haircut – Our Top Picks

Whether you need short summer cuts to keep your mini Goldendoodle cool in hot weather or you prefer to leave your pup’s coat longer to show off his cute curls, you’re sure to find a clip to take your fancy in our list.

1. Goldendoodle Teddy Bear Cut/Puppy Cut

Goldendoodle puppy at home.

The Teddy Bear cut or Puppy cut is the most popular Goldendoodle clip and is the standard go-to style for most Doodle owners. 

The Puppy cut is a basic ½ inch or ¾ inch clip all over the body, depending on your preference. The cut includes a face, ear, and round feet trim, and a clipped, non-feathered tail cut. 

This style of short hair clip is perfect for preventing matting and is a good idea in those hot summer months.

2. Goldendoodle Poodle Cut

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The Poodle cut is loved by many Goldendoodle owners, and echoes the Poodle parent’s typical hairstyle, although it works extremely well on long, curly coats, too. 

The style involves clipping the coat to under 1 inch in length around the dog’s belly and face. The hair is left very long on the ears, top of the dog’s head, and tail, usually around 2 to 4 inches in length. The clip is very easy to maintain and makes the Doodle look mature and intelligent.

3. Goldendoodle Mohawk Haircut

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For a fun, stand-out haircut, check out the Mohawk!

In this style, the dog’s body is clipped to 1 inch in length while the hair on the top of the dog’s head and around his ears is left 2 to 4 inches long. Alternatively, the long hair can be left to extend right down the dog’s back to the tail.

Some adventurous owners like to dye their dog’s Mohawk with pet-friendly coloring!

4. Goldendoodle Lion Haircut

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The Lion clip is a bold statement Goldendoodle haircut that makes your pet look just like a lion.

The dog’s coat is clipped to roughly ¼ inch long on the back half of the pup, while your Doodle’s face has a light trim, leaving a lion’s mane effect. The hair is also left on the dog’s feet, chest, and tail.

5. Goldendoodle Kennel Cut

Portrait of a Happy Fluffy Dog in the Backyard

The Kennel cut is the most basic and shortest of all the Goldendoodle clips and is a great summer option.

This is the best choice for you if your dog is very active and tends to get dirty every time you go for a walk. The clip is essentially an all-over clip of less than 1 inch, which makes brushing and bathing your pup a quick, hassle-free breeze.

Other Cuts Your Dog Might Like!

6. Goldendoodle GI Cut
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As you might guess from this haircut’s popular name, the GI cut involves shaving the dog’s coat right down to the skin.

The GI cut is usually used when the coat has become severely matted due to poor maintenance and incorrect brushing. However, this Goldendoodle haircut is also popular in very warm climates where it’s used to prevent an active dog from overheating during exercise.

7. Goldendoodle Lamb Cut
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The Lamb cut is another very popular Doodle haircut. 

The dog’s body hair is cut at a longer length than the Puppy cut to suit the owner’s preference. The legs are left fluffy and long and neatly scissored to blend into the body cut. The feet are cut round or beveled.

Head and Face Grooming Styles and Variations

Just like their owners, different Doodles suit different haircuts! Here are a few head and face cuts to bring out your Goldendoodle’s good looks!

8. Clean Face
Standard Poodle Puppy in daily life

The Clean Face is a very pretty style of face trim that can be incorporated with other kinds of body clips. 

With a Clean Face clip, the whole face is shaved around the muzzle and eyes but the head and ears are left longer. This trim is perfect for pups who are messy eaters, as it helps to prevent “breakfast in beard” syndrome!

9. Leave Lashes
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The Leave Lashes face trim is as it sounds; the eyelashes and the long hair around the dog’s eyes are left on. Often, the rest of the face is trimmed, creating a very interesting look that combines well with other body clip styles. 

10. Top Knot (TK)
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The Top Knot is a cute hairstyle where the hair on the top of the dog’s head is left longer than the rest of the face but blended with the body clip. The look works best with Doodles that have very curly coats, creating a kind of canine afro!

Ear Styles and Variations

Some owners like their Goldendoodle’s ears to be left natural-looking, while others prefer a more trimmed look. Here are the most popular variations of ear styles.

11. Clipped Ears
wet Miniature goldendoodle looking at the camera.

Sometimes, the Goldendoodle’s floppy ears can become untidy and tangled, especially in dogs with straight or slightly wavy coats.

In these dogs, it can look extremely smart if you have your groomer clip the ends of the dog’s ears to remove straggly hair and give definition to the ear flaps.

12. Full Ears
Cute Obediant Goldendoodle Crossbreed Sitting Patiently On Green Grass.

If you prefer your Goldendoodle’s ears to be left with long hair to contrast with the rest of the clip, you can ask for a full ear finish to the clip.

Full ears can also be a good idea if you have a Doodle that likes to dive into brambles and thick undergrowth, as the hair on your pet’s ears can protect his sensitive ear flaps from thorns.

Leg and Feet Grooming Styles and Variations

Leg and feet grooming styles can add a gorgeous finishing touch to your Goldendoodle’s hairdo. Which of these fabulous cuts would suit your pup best?

13. Round Feet
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Round feet look super-smart and can finish off a smart Teddy Bear cut or Lamb Cut perfectly. I always ask my groomer to give my Doodle’s feet this trim because I love the cute look!

14. Beveled Feet

At first glance, Beveled feet look very much like Round feet. However, in Beveled feet, the hair on the top part of the foot is left longer. That makes the dog’s whole leg and foot appear like one continuous column that’s rounded at the bottom, rather than the foot being more clearly defined.

15. Clean Feet
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Clean feet are completely clipped, from the whole foot from the nails to the ankle. Clean feet make a very smart finish to the dog’s body clip and look especially good with a GI clip.

16. Pom-Poms
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If your Goldendoodle has a very thick, curly coat like his Poodle parent, you might fancy giving Pom-Pom feet a whirl! 

Pom-Poms are rounded balls clipped into the hair at the bottom of the legs, just above the dog’s feet. Although Pom-Poms look super-cute and are certainly a talking point at the dog park, you need a very specific kind of coat for the fluffy balls to keep their shape. 

Tail Grooming Styles and Variations

A beautifully coiffured tail makes the perfect statement feature of any clip. Here are a couple of ideas you might like to try to get your pooch’s tail wagging!

17. Pom Tail
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The Pom tail is very similar to the Pom-Pom feet clip above. 

Your Doodle needs a very thick, curly coat for this tail clip style to be possible. But, if your dog’s coat will keep the pom-pom shape, a fluffy, perfectly formed ball on the end of his tail can look gorgeous. 

18. Flag Tail
Goldendoodle flag tail hair cut

The Flag tail is perfect for a pup that has long, wavy hair.

The tail is clipped and trimmed into a pennant shape, the hair being shortest at the tip of the dog’s tail and longer near the base. The idea is that the dog’s tail doesn’t trail on the ground as he walks.

19. Plume Tail
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The Plume tail also suits dogs that have wavy or straight coats.

The hair on the tail is basically left to grow long from base to tip, being combed out so that it resembles a plume. If you go for this style of tail cut, you must take care to brush the tail thoroughly every day to prevent matting.

In Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this guide to adorable and creative styles of Goldendoodle haircuts. As you can see, there are many different kinds of clips to choose from that can be adapted to suit any type of Goldendoodle coat.

What style of hairdo does your doodle have? Do you take the DIY route or take your pup to a professional groomer?

Tell us in the comments box below, and don’t forget to share our article if you loved it! Also, be sure to check out more grooming tips from our friends at

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Alison Page was brought up with dogs and various other pets! For a few years, Alison worked as a Practice Manager in a small animal veterinary clinic. Alison is now a full-time writer, specializing in creating articles on the care and training of dogs, cats, and fish.

6 thoughts on “Goldendoodles Haircut Ideas – Adorable and Creative Styles”

  1. Thank you for a most helpful article.I have just been blessed with a Bernedoodle and live on a farm surrounded by deep woods, ponds and fields for her to run.We have many different sticky briars,brambles and other beggars lice type material that she loves to run through.Always head first.You have provided many option for haircuts to keep her enjoying her environment as well as easing my lack,of grooming skills.


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