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Are Goldendoodles Hypoallergenic? No Nonsense Truth

Is a goldendoodle a hypoallergenic dog? If yes, can we term all the breeds and generations of dogs to be hypoallergenic?

The short answer is No!

If you are thinking of adopting a Goldendoodle or if you already have one, make sure that you two are a perfect match. If you are hypersensitive in terms of catching allergies, Goldendoodles are a good choice because they shed very little because of their genetic context.

But that’s not enough for you to get started with your adoption. Well, this subject needs some attention.

In this article, I am going to equpt you some some useful knowledge and tips before and after adopting a Goldendoodle to deal with the matter of living an allergy-free life with your dog. 

What is meant by a Hypoallergenic Dog?

A “hypoallergenic dog” is simply the one that does not shed its skin. But why is that a concern? Well, several people are allergic to dander. 

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So far, breeders could not make a 100% hypoallergenic dog but a Poodle and its hybrid breeds are considered to be one of the best in this context. This is because their coat prevents shedding of the dead skin particles. 

Are Goldendoodles 100% Hypoallergenic?

A short answer to this question is No. Goldendoodles are near to Hypoallergenic. It’s one of the major advantages of having a Goldendoodle. Poodle, one of the genetic parents of Goldendoodles, sheds very little compared to other standard dog breeds.

Role of Poodle DNA in Hypoallergenic Nature of Mini Goldendoodle

If the ratio of Poodle DNA is more than that of Golden Retriever in this designer breed, the lesser the amount of shedding. Generally, the Goldendoodles with Curly coats are less likely to shed than with straight coats. 

The Goldendoodle Coat: A Closer Look

There are three types of Coats of Goldendoodles:

  • Straight Coats
  • Wavy Coats
  • Curly Coats

When you are going to buy a Goldendoodle, consider the matter of shedding and dander by analyzing the type of coat they have. 

I have both the curly and the straight coat of Goldendoodles. I have often observed a straight-coat buddy of mine shedding some dander on my sofa but the curly-coat buddy hardly sheds. The frequency and amount of shedding of wavy coats is somewhere between the other two types of coats. 

Which one is the most hypoallergenic goldendoodle?

Since Goldendoodles are the most allergy-friendly breeds, they are the best choice for you and your kids. But if you want to suppress this feature a little more, consider buying a Goldendoodle with more amount of Poodle DNA. 

Here are the most hypoallergenic Goldendoodles presented in order:

GenerationGolden Retriever PercentagePoodle PercentageHypoallergenic Quality
F150%50%Least hypoallergenic, sheds more
F1B25%75%More hypoallergenic, recommended
F1BB12.5%87.5%Highly hypoallergenic
F2VariableVariableVaries, less predictable than F1 and F1B
F2B37.5%62.5%More hypoallergenic than F2
F2BB18.75%81.25%Highly hypoallergenic
F3Variable (backcrossed)VariableHypoallergenic (especially backcrossed)

From the presented stats, it is evident that F2BB is the most hypoallergenic of all whereas F1 Goldendoodles are the least hypoallergenic. But, I would suggest not going for the extreme choices, if being hypoallergenic is your concern, I would recommend you buy an F2 or an F1B. 

Minimize Allergies Caused by Your Goldendoodles

It is almost safe to be with your Goldendoodles without bothering much about allergies. But if you are oversensitive and facing allergy symptoms, there are some steps that you can consider. 

Regular Grooming

Grooming Session Mini Goldendoodle

The most important act in this context is regular grooming. By keeping your dog clean and healthy, you won’t be experiencing much dander and hence chances of allergy. Grooming a Goldendoodle is pretty simple and you can even do all this at your home. One grooming session in a month would suffice to keep it clean and clear. 

Keep it on the move

Goldendoodles are quite energetic. And if you have a female Goldendoodle, you are going to have some supersonic experience. Playing, running, and regular exercise are some imperative needs for their mental and physical health.

Infographic on Benefits of Keeping Goldendoodle on the Move

If you keep your curly buddy in the fresh air, there will be fewer chances of shedding. Even if you are not doing any grooming sessions, brush the coat regularly. Taking care of your Goldendoodle means you are taking care of yourself. 

Use Dedicated Tools and Items

I have often seen people using women’s brushes on coats of Goldendoodle and even using human shampoos while taking it for a bath. If you are serious about keeping your Goldendoodle hypoallergenic, always use a dedicated Dog shampoo, towel, etc.

Goldendoodle coat hair lefovers on Brush

Keep a Clear Environment

If you have allergy issues, keep your Goldendoodle away from your bedroom and washroom. Always groom it outside or take it to some professional. Change the mats and carpets regularly.

Goldendoodle in clean environment

Clean the dog bed, cushions, sofas, etc to avoid dust mites. If you can afford a vacuum cleaner, keep on clearing up all the associated stuff of your little buddy. Keeping your puppy inside the airconditioned area during summer would also suppress the chances for you to catch any allergies. 

Talk to an Allergist

If despite considering all the measures, you are affected by allergies, it’s time to consult an allergist. Your allergist will observe and will try to infer the actual cause of your allergy.

It is quite possible that your allergies may not be associated with your Goldendoodle but something else. The potential allergy triggers could be flowers, perfumes, smoke, etc. I would suggest you go for a detailed inspection on this matter rather than holding your puppy accountable.

The Bottom Line

To wrap up the discussion, hypoallergenic dogs are a bit like unicorns–they do not exist in real. The designer breed of Goldendoodle is among those that come a bit close to this mythical status but still, they are not 100% hypoallergenic.

Because of their Poodle heritage, they are less likely to shed. While choosing a Goldendoodle puppy F1BB and F2BB are your best bets for keeping yourself from all the unpromising scenarios I would recommend not going for these extremes and choosing F2 or an F1B.

Regular grooming keeps your doodle active and free from Allergens. Keep it in the fresh air and keep the surroundings and associated items clean. So just take care of these wagging tails and keep your sneezing at bay. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No, dead skin particles are not the only contributor to this problem. The saliva and urine of your Goldendoodles may also contain allergens. 

No, allergen production is not associated with length or texture but with the type of coat.

AKC acknowledges that no breed is 100% hypoallergenic. But some breeds are least hypoallergenic like Bedlington Terrier, Chinese Crested, Afghan Hound, Giant Schnauzer, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Irish Water Spaniel, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and Spanish Water Dog. Getting any variation or designer breed of these dogs would also be hypoallergenic. 

I would suggest you spend some time with your Goldendoodle before adoption. You can borrow one from your friend and see if you two are compatible. 

If there is a lack of essential minerals, vitamins, and high-quality animal protein, in the diet of your Goldendoodle, it can be the major cause of excess shedding. 

Sarah-Brown Founder Goldendoodle Hub

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Sarah Brown is a Goldendoodle enthusiast. Her content makes the general audience aware of pet care, adoption, rescue, grooming, healthcare, and overall well-being. With a heart full of love and a mind rich with knowledge, she is the go-to guru for all things Goldendoodle.

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