There are three Labradoodle coat types
-The wool coat (curly): very thick and dense, almost poodle like. The coat does not shed! Requires diligent grooming to maintain a healthy coat. The best choice for allergy and asthma sufferers. No Doggy odor.
-The fleece coat (borderline): another good choice for allergy sufferers. The coat needs little maintenance, until the puppy coat is replaced by the adult coat. It then mandates regular grooming which involves stripping the labradoodle's undercoat. The fur is almost sheeplike in texture. At it's best, the coat will have a rich buttery feel. No Doggy Odor.
-The hair coat (wavy): this coat type has a hair quality in texture. Although they are very low maintenance, they have various degrees of shedding. It's not always a good choice for families with allergy and asthma. However, for those families that want little brushing and grooming responsibilities, it is a top priority.
-The flat coat: although rare, still surfaces in the lines. This coat has the appearance of a retriever, but can also have varying degrees of feathering. Not for allergy and asthma sufferers. The flat coat is a good alternative to the other labradoodle coats which require more maintenance. The flat coat requires very minimal brushing and grooming.