Many people are familiar with pet dander as an allergen. The allergenic proteins adhere to the dander and dander adheres to hair, making heavily shedding breeds difficult to own for people who suffer with allergies. While the Australian Labradoodle’s non-shedding or lightly shedding coat and its calm demeanor when held (less agitation, less dander) address this allergy concern, please keep in mind that it is not always the dog dander that someone may be allergic to, but the highly-allergenic dog saliva.
As for shedding, again, the Australian Labradoodle is known for its low to non-shedding coat, particularly the wool and fleece coat types. The breed has been developed over generations to maintain an allergy friendly coat that is a blend of the lab and poodle coats. There is one point in the Australian Labradoodle’s life that you might observe shedding and that is between 8-14 months of age when it changes out of its baby coat and into its permanent adult coat. But, have no fear! This phase does not last forever, and you will have your allergy friendly, low/non-shedding pet back very soon!
One caveat to mention: as with any other dog breed, some humans may be allergic to dog saliva. If you feel that you might be allergic, you can do testing to diagnose your allergy before making a puppy part of your family.
If you or a loved one is in search of an allergy friendly dog that is remarkably lovable, smart, trainable, and loving, then the Australian Labradoodle could be exactly the solution to your needs. Call us at Good Day Doodles today to find out if one of our pups is the missing piece you’ve been looking for!