Labradoodle Coat Types

There are two coat types that are considered allergy friendly. These are the Fleece coat, and this has a soft textured fleecy feeling. The two variations are wavy fleece and curly fleece. Then there is the Wool coat. This has a definite dense wool feel, and is mildly to very curly. The last coat type still seen today is the Hair coat. It too varies from short wiry to long combination. These Hair coats will soon be a thing of the past, but for now they still play an important part in the breeding and development of the fleece coat.


The Fleece textured coat is a soft texture as in the Angora goat. It can either have a straight wavy look or a soft spiraling curl look. It is an easy to manage textured coat.




The Wool coat is like a lamb’s wool in texture. It should have the appearance of looser spiraling wool, which opens up easily to the skin. It should not appear thick and dense or tightly curled.




The hair coat has odor and sheds in varying degrees. Usually seen in early generation dogs.


About Coats

  • Coat length should be 4-6 inches long.
  • It should be straight, wavy or forming spirals and should naturally grow in staples with a soft texture.
  • It should not be too thick or dense nor should it be fluffy or fuzzy.
  • It should be a single coat, any sign of a double coat is a fault.
  • The ideal Fleece and Wool coats can be spun successfully.
  • Hair coat [Hair texture that sheds] is undesirable and is a major fault.
  • It is important that the coat gives the impression of being a fleece in type rather than dog hair.
  • It is acceptable to see a coat change from the puppy to adult coat, and also during hormonal changes in fertile bitches.