Is a Goldendoodle hypoallergenic?

By Tom •  Updated: 11/09/21 •  5 min read
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Aww! Mary couldn’t suppress her admiration for the beautiful Goldendoodle she saw at her family friend’s place.

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If you have seen a Goldendoodle before, then you most likely can relate. This crossbreed type of dog is adorable, fluffy, and agile. Tales retrace their origin back to America in the mid-1900s. Goldendoodles are a product of poodles and golden retrievers. There are few fun facts about these longhaired dogs.

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Fun facts about golden doodles

The designer breed

They are also called the designer breed; they are not classified under any standard breed of dogs.

Crossbreeds

Goldendoodle is a crossbreed of two different pure breeds of dogs- the poodles and golden retrievers.

Nicknames

They have lots of nicks- Groodle, Doodle, Goldenpoo.

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Athletic Ability

Goldendoodles are very athletic, agile, and playful. They are perfect cuddle buddies and very enthusiastic about adventures.

Playful and friendly

Doodles are playful and socialize easily. They are perfect companions for a time out at the park. They love games and cherish the company of their owners. Also, they’re good to teach catching and running games.

Despite their agility, Goldendoodles do not bark much, and as such, they are not fit to serve as guard dogs.

Swimming

Goldendoodles love water! They are good swimmers and just can’t seem to resist the urge to jump into any body of water.

Great service dogs

Doodles are brilliant and obedient, inheriting the traits from the poodles and golden retrievers, respectively. Need a companion to cheer you up? Or a guide dog? Doodles are a great choice.

 Are golden doodles hypoallergenic?

The answer to this question helps many to decide whether to get a doodle or not.

What does it mean to be hypoallergenic?

Hypoallergenic is a simple way to define ” slightly allergenic.” A hypoallergenic breed of dog has fur a type which is below normal allergenic types.

Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic. But this depends mostly on their generation. Doodles are a crossbreed. So, this means that they inherit genes from both of their parents. However, the inherited genes are not usually in the same ratio (like saying 50:50); it varies based on generation. The ratio is generally quite different.

The type of golden doodle that is backcrossed to the Poodle is usually more hypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic Goldendoodles are usually having curly hair and do not shed. So, it’s best to avoid the F1 and F2 generation.

The F1 and F2 generations are likely to have a 50:50 ratio of the inherited gene from their parents. When a generation of doodle has more of a golden retriever gene or up to 50%, then such doodle will be less likely to be hypoallergenic. And it won’t be suitable as a pet for people with pet allergies. Additionally, such Goldendoodle will likely shed.

As a repetition for emphasis, hypoallergenic Goldendoodles are the type from a generation that has more of the poodle gene and less of the retrievers.

Clues on reducing doodles allergies

Doodles have a number of hair types; curly, wavy, and straight. The curl types are less likely to shed. Regardless of how careful you may be when choosing groodles, sometimes you bring them in and still experience some allergies. To reduce this, here are simple steps to take:

Bathing

Endeavor to bathe your doodle 2 to 3 times in a month. Bathing helps to reduce danders. Use a good cleanser that won’t leave the skin dry. When the frequency of bathing a doodle is maintained, the presence of danders on the fur will reduce, and so will allergies. When you bathe your dog, endeavor to purchase a shed-control shampoo.

Brush your doodle

Brushing your fluffy and woolly doodle’s coat is imperative to eliminating allergies. Ensure to do the brushing daily, as it helps to remove present danders and also prevent an accumulation. Purchase a good brush that is designed for the type of fur on your Goldendoodle. A good brush will remove all specks of dirt smoothly.

Grooming

Golden doodles keep growing hair; they never just stop. True, regular washing and brushing will prove helpful, but it may start to become ineffective. The longer the hair, the more frequent an owner will try to clean up. By grooming, however, the need for regular bathing will reduce. Grooming entails striving to give your groodle a haircut. The process is not about removing the entire hair but rather to reduce it.

Grooming can be done at home by getting trimming tools. Nonetheless, it’s advised that a professional should be visited for a good cut.

Comparing golden doodles with other dogs

In terms of hypoallergenic status, some doodles are more than other types of dogs. Some dogs shed a lot, and this may result in sneezing, itchiness, and red-eye. Before purchasing any dog, find out if they are hypoallergenic. Don’t get carried away by the beauty.

For a fact, it might interest you to know that some Goldendoodles are not as hypoallergenic as others. Some shed more than other types. So, before making getting one, find out more information.

Here’s a little secret. Always try to look for doodles with curly fur. The curlier the fur, the less likely it is to shed.

Take away

Goldendoodles are lovely and good to have as a dog lover. Nevertheless, for individuals with pet allergies, it’s best to dig deeper to get a doodle that is more hypoallergenic. Also, keep in mind the basic cleaning processes to help your fluffy companions stay clean and free of danders.

Enjoy your fun time with this lovely designer breed and stay healthy!

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!
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