It’s a pretty simple concept: People love dogs. It’s why most of us have at some point at least considered getting one. Many of those who ultimately choose not to become dog owners are forced into this decision due to their dog fur allergies. This prevents lots of people from fulfilling their doggie dreams. However, choosing the right type of dog can make it possible for many allergy sufferers to have a canine best friend and still live a comfortable life.
The process begins with choosing a breed that will be less reactive, which goes hand-in-hand with the amount of shedding. One breed that many people turn to in this situation is the Goldendoodle, because they have little to no shedding. If you want to be extra cautious about irritating your allergies, regular grooming is a plus.
Perhaps you or someone in the house has been having trouble with allergies, or maybe you desperately want to bring a goldendoodle home (we don’t blame you!) but are worried about your own allergies. Our best advice? Grooming.
Grooming a goldendoodle is going to be absolutely key in containing and minimizing your allergies, especially if you already have a sensitivity to furry animals!
Let’s discuss more about why some dog breeds are better than others for allergy sufferers. The following post provides additional details:
Why, then, are some dog breeds easier for allergic people to live with? There are a few possibilities:
It depends on the level of a person’s dog allergies. Those with milder reactions and fewer symptoms are likely to be better able to live with a dog. How much physical contact occurs between the allergy sufferer and the dog is a large factor as well. Good management and cleaning greatly helps. Most allergy sufferers will receive relief from not allowing the dog on furniture or in the bedroom, by routinely vacuuming and cleaning the home, washing the dog regularly, and wiping the dog down with a towel in between baths. Read more at Safari Doodles…
As noted, Goldendoodles generally shed little to none and that’s great for reducing reactions. But, there is still the issue of dander (dead skin cells that flake off the dog’s body), which is really at the heart of allergic reactions to pets in the first place. Obviously, this means there is still the potential for issues, which explains why no dog breeds are truly hypoallergenic — despite what some will tell you.
Because Goldendoodles and their coats are a mix of Golden Retrievers and Poodles they are often promoted as being hypoallergenic. The Poodle has a reputation for being hypoallergenic. So sometimes you see them being promoted as such. However, allergies are not tied to a particular dog coat type but to the dander, the dead skin cells that are shed by the dogs. There is no scientific evidence showing any particular breed or cross breed is more or less allergenic. There are cases where people with milder allergies to dogs will react less severely to a particular dog but no reputable breeder will guarantee that their dogs are hypoallergenic.
Another way you can help minimize reactions is keep your dog’s bedding and sleeping area clean, which prevents dander build-up. We hope these tips help you create a healthier, more comfortable co-existence for you and your Goldendoodle pup.