Should you cut Goldendoodles’ Eyelashes? Yes, But Only In This Case


Goldendoodles are adorable and have great coats, there’s just one problem, their coats can be a little too much sometimes.

It gives them a cute fluffy look but can block their view and hide their adorable big eyes so it can be a problem for them and sometimes they bump into walls or the furniture so they may need a little help from you.

So, should you cut Goldendoodles’ eyelashes? Yes, you should cut your Goldendoodle’s eyelashes if it’s blocking their vision, it’s not as necessary when they can see clearly with it, however, if it needs trimming, a professional groomer is recommended for safer results.

Keep reading if you want to learn more about how to groom their eyelashes and if they will grow back or not?

Should you cut Goldendoodle’s eyelashes?

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You should only cut your Goldendoodle’s eyelashes if it’s really long and blocking their vision, not all Goldendoodles are the same, some have really long lashes and others have short or not long enough eyelashes.

Just like humans, their eyelashes have a great role in dogs; it protects their eyes from debris and dust, but unlike us, they don’t have lower eyelashes so cutting their eyelashes when it’s not necessary can affect their eyes since there will be nothing shielding them.

If you tend to take your Goldendoodle to a professional groomer, you can always ask them if you should trim your Goldendoodle’s eyelashes or not and they will tell you if it’s necessary.

You should not cut your Goldendoodle’s eyelashes if you don’t have steady hands because, well, you get it, it also needs really specific tools so make sure to get the right tools if you decide to do it on your own.

So, in conclusion, if their eyelashes are not bothering them just let them be, they are doing a great job protecting and shielding their eyes.

Why does your Goldendoodle have long eyelashes?

Goldendoodles have long eyelashes basically because of their parents, especially if they are an F1 Goldendoodle, they usually have long eyelashes due to their poodle parents because poodles tend to have long hair and long lashes as well.

The Goldendoodle’s long eyelashes protect their eyes from small particles such as debris and dust, Goldendoodles are energetic dogs that tend to play anywhere they find interesting such as bushes, mud, snow, grass, or just dirt

How to groom your Goldendoodle’s eyelashes? 

Here are the most important tips for grooming your Goldendoodle’s eyelashes:

  • Do it in a room with good lighting.
  • Make sure that there are no distractions in the room (no kids, other pets, or multiple people)
  • You can use their leash for more safety
  • Prepare your tools before you start (eyelash comb and small scissors for the trimming)
  • Have some treats prepared before the process 
  • Be patient and praise your pup during the process
  • Don’t stress out because a shaky hand in this isn’t the best thing.

Now, for the how to do it part:

  • Before you start, use a damp cloth to wipe around the eyes gently to clean any dirt or debris.
  • Use the eyelash comb to comb their lashes forward to make sure that their lashes are separated.
  • Start with the outside corner and work your way towards their nose.
  • Repeat the process on their other eye.
  • If your pup tries to move, take a step back to prevent any injury.
  • After trimming their eyelashes, make sure to comb through their eyelashes to make sure that they are even, you can use the comb while trimming to see the right length.

Remember, the most important thing during this process is hygiene and I shouldn’t even say that their safety is your first priority because you already know that.

And while we’re on the topic of grooming your dog’s face, you can find out what you should do about your Goldendoodle’s whiskers here. They are important, so make sure you don’t do something that’ll impact your dog for the rest of their life.

Should you trim your Goldendoodle’s eyelashes?

You can trim your Goldendoodle’s if it’s too long that makes your Goldendoodle uncomfortable or struggle, however, trimming their eyelashes is completely a personal decision if you want to help them out because their eyelashes are blocking their vision but worried, let a professional groomer do it.

If you can’t make a final decision because you are wondering if their eyelashes will grow back or not, there is nothing to worry about, their eyelashes will grow back in no time. 

In case they are not growing back as quickly as you expect them to, you can follow the advice and tips in this guide to helping your Goldendoodle’s hair grow back faster to speed up the process.

How often should you trim Goldendoodle’s eyelashes?

You should trim their eyelashes when it grows back and starts blocking their vision a little bit, you don’t want to do it too often because it protects their eyes from debris and dirt, you can also injure while trimming their lashes so you have to be extremely careful.

Like I’ve mentioned before, it’s completely your decision but you should only do it if it’s really necessary so you don’t have to do it as soon as their lashes grow back a little bit.

Do Goldendoodle eyelashes grow back?

Yes, Goldendoodle eyelashes grow back and it only takes around five to six weeks and before you know it, their eyelashes go back to their normal length, just make sure to use the right tools each time you trim their eyelashes because the wrong tools can lead to injuring your Goldendoodles.

Their eyelashes are just like their coat, so after trimming it’s going to grow back just like any hair but how long it’s going to take for their lashes to grow back can vary.

How long does it take for a dog’s eyelashes to grow back?

The period of time it takes for a dog’s eyelashes to grow back can differ from one dog to another.

The average time is between four to seven weeks, it may take longer or less, it’s pure genetics from now on so you can expect it’s going to be just like their parents.

It also depends on their diet, the healthier their diet is, the faster their eyelashes will grow back, and it’s not just about only feeding them veggies, it’s more about balancing their whole diet so make sure to consult their vet for the right diet for your pup.

Are there side effects to cutting or not cutting your Goldendoodle’s eyelashes?

No, there are no side effects to cutting their eyelashes except harming them while doing it of course.

There are also no side effects to not cutting their eyelashes, however, there are some specific health issues that are related to their eyelashes but it’s caused by their genetics or abnormal birth defects but cutting their eyelashes can’t fix it or make any difference.

So not cutting their eyelashes will not do anything either except if their eyelashes are too long, they may get a little clumsy and bump into the furniture or the walls and eventually can injure themselves but in the end, this depends on your dog.

Their long eyelashes can also irritate their eyes leaving your dog feeling uncomfortable and may have a temper. Also, long eyelashes can cause gunk (eye discharge).

Which dog breed has the longest eyelashes?

Here is a list of the dog breeds with the longest eyelashes:

  • Yorkshire terriers 
  • Maltese 
  • Shih Tzu 
  • Cocker spaniel 
  • Poodles 
  • Lhasa apsos
  • Australian Labradoodle

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Related Questions 

Why do groomers cut dog eyelashes?

Groomers tend to trim the eyelashes of some breeds that their lashes are too long and can cause them some discomfort and pain such as Goldendoodles, poodles, cocker spaniel, old English sheepdog, Yorkshire terriers, Shih Tzus, and Maltese, they also trim it for a tidy look.

Do Goldendoodles have really long eyelashes?

Yes, Goldendoodles can have really long eyelashes thanks to their poodle parent which has really long eyelashes as well, their long eyelashes give them their unique and adorable look and also protects them from small things that can hurt their eyes.

Can I cut my Goldendoodles’ eyelashes?

You can cut your Goldendoodles’ eyelashes if it really needs to be done, you need to get some specific tools, and really steady hands, their eyelashes will grow back so no need to worry, however, it’s better if you let a professional groomer do it.

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