If you have severe allergies I would suggest you go with a breed that is known to shed very little and great for allergy concerns such as a pure bred poodle. A poodle kept in full face and feet looks just like a doodle. (see pictures below of a poodle with such a look), We are now breeding F1B.B. Generation puppies that have 87.5% poodle in the mix, these pups are a great choice if you are worried about allergies and the doodle affecting them. It’s a great way of still getting a doodle and avoiding allergy concerns. Do Poodles shed? The answer is yes, they do, but not nearly as much as most other breeds. Poodles are one of the very best breeds of dog for someone with allergies. They have a single coat, instead of the double coat that most dogs have. This means they don’t have an insulating undercoat. Their single coat grows in curly tendrils. Instead of shedding very much, the hair wraps around the curls instead of falling out on your floor or sticking to your furniture, that is why F1b doodles are also a great choice for those wanting less shedding but please do not be misled and think that an F1b will not shed, they like all dogs will shed to some degree.
Dog Shedding and Allergies
All dogs produce dander, but some dogs create a lot less of it. Low-shedding breeds, such as F1b Goldendoodles or labradoodles, are considered to be more hypoallergenic, which means they don’t produce as many allergens through flaky dead skin and dander as other breeds do. We now occasionally breed F1b.b Generation for those with severe dog allergies.
Dogs also are pollen transmitters and many people are allergic to this powdery substance that helps propagate our trees and flowers. Pets pick it up outside, carrying it home to add to their owners’ allergy woes. The longer the coat is kept, the more of this stuff they can carry.
Understanding dog shedding
Shedding is affected by hormonal changes that are tied to photoperiod (day length). When kept mainly indoors, the amount of shed hair is affected by the amount of daylight, which also stimulates hormones and promotes shedding. It is also affected by the temperature of your home and influenced by the pet’s level of nutrition and general state of health. In addition to natural seasonal shedding, a dog may drop coat after surgery, anesthesia, or whelping puppies.
Tips for handling dog hair
What can an allergy-sufferer do to make living with a dog easier? Here are some helpful tips for you.
Have a Dog-Free Room
Get an Air Purifier
Wash Your Clothes
Wash Your Dog
Wash Your Hands
As always, thorough research and evaluation of your lifestyle are important when selecting a dog breed.
I wish you well in your search and hope you find the one that is just right for you!
These shampoos can be too harsh for your dog and remove the natural oils in his skin and coat. Make sure you thoroughly rinse all of the shampoo and conditioner from your dog’s skin and coat. Any residue left behind can itch and cause your dog to have dry skin.