Rarely do we feature animals on Home of Wealth but today's post was inspired by every household that struggles to keep allergens away from asthma sufferers. Obviously many homes have pets and those pets carry dangerous airborne allergens into the home through either pet dander or outside particles. I was recently told about a breed of dogs called "Labradoodles" that have unique hygiene characteristics appropriate for households that suffer from asthma. Labradoodles, more specifically multi-generational Labradoodles, have coats that mimic human hair. Allergy sufferers are more tolerant of this breed because of that fact. Country Club Labradoodles in Bakersfield California offer some answers to frequently asked questions.
Is it true that Doodles don't shed?
Some doodles are non-shedding, others shed slightly and still others shed quite a bit. Generally, multigenerational labradoodles (Labradoodle x Labradoodle) and F1B's (Labradoodle x poodle) are less likely to shed because there is a higher percentage of poodle in the mix. But if you are considering adding a Labradoodle to your family it's important to realize that any Labradoodle may shed. As hybrids, Labradoodles can have non-shedding coats like the poodle side of the family, and others can have shedding coats like their lab relatives. It's important to note that there isn't necessarily a correlation between whether a dog sheds and whether he/she will be allergy friendly.
So while no animal can be considered hypo-allergenic, this breed of Labradoodle is far less prone to irritating allergy and asthma sufferers. Allergy and asthma-friendly Labradoodles do not "shed out" their coats which means around 10-14 months old the animal must be groomed to remove the puppy coat in favor of the incoming adult coat. Country Club Labradoodles recommends that any family or person who suffers from dog related allergies or asthma should look into a Wool coated Labradoodle as they have the highest success rate.