Poodles may be adorable but their striking curly coats are high maintenance. This means if you are looking to bring one of these pups’ home, grooming costs should be part of your budget.
On average grooming, a poodle will cost between $70 – $100 a month. It is recommended that you get your poodle groomed at least once a month so on average you should expect to spend $800 to $1000 annually.
Poodles have a dense curly coat that needs to be kept clean and matt-free. This means that your poodle will require daily brushing to prevent their hair from matting.
Poodles have a single coat with no undercoat for extra protection so their skin can be prone to infections.
Bathing your pooch at least twice a month will ensure their skin stays healthy. Always clip your poodle after their bath.
If you want to make your poodle’s hair curly, do not brush it out after washing. Also, note that poodles will naturally get curlier as they mature so your pup’s coat will get curlier with time.
It is important to have your poodle’s hair cut every 4 to 6 weeks. Extra-long hair gets dirty faster and increases the probability of skin infections.
Poodles tend to be prone to dental problems and will therefore require lots of dental care to prevent health problems.
A good canine toothpaste is necessary to keep your poodle’s teeth healthy. Also, ensure that chewy treats and good quality dry food are part of your poodle’s diet.
Regular veterinary dental cleanings are also recommended for poodles to prevent dental illnesses.