Wavy Fleece Face - Before
You can take this picture to the groomer to show what you want your Australian labradoodle to look like.
Coat has been wet down for trimming
An Australian Labradoodle's body does not need to be trimmed as frequently as the face. I trim faces about every ten days and bring dogs to the groomer about every third month.
By raising the muzzle straight up, the groomer can make a two inch swath under the neck from under one ear, across the upper part of the neck to the other ear. The area does not show and allows air to enter the ears.
The coat on the legs should be and look thick. The coat flows straight down to the ground covering toes and nails. One should trim between each pad of the foot and keep the coat on the front of the foot rounded.
I have seen a number of Australian labradoodles whose ears have gone untrimmed like Cocker Spaniel ears. This is not the look I prefer. We cut the coat covering the ears about 1/4" below the ear leathers. This creates the look of a more boxy head. My favorite.
Photos courtesy of Royal Diamond Labradoodles