Australian Labradoodles need regular brushing and grooming.  The puppy coat is easy to maintain, but regular brushing will get your puppy accustomed to grooming.  Between around 8-14 months, your puppy's adult coat will begin to come in.  You will need to brush daily during this time as the puppy coat will need to be brushed out so that it does not mat with the adult coat.  When the puppy to adult coat change is done, the adult coat should be brushed at least a couple times per week.  Length of the labradoodle coat is a personal preference.