Goldendoodles are one of the most popular breeds for people with asthma, allergies and other respiratory concerns. Unfortunately, many dog lovers have had to relocate their dogs when allergies suddenly emerge within the family. Millions of dog lovers all over the world have sadly resigned themselves to never being able to have a pet dog due to their severe sensitivities. The Goldendoodle hybrid is an excellent option for those who have difficulty around canines.

How much do they shed? Even though these dogs are within the category of low to non-shedding, it will vary from dog to dog how much hair they actually lose. The shedding will be considered moderate in comparison to a Golden Retriever, as they have hair as opposed to fur.

Which Goldendoodle variety sheds the least? The F1b Goldendoodle is known for having the best non-shedding characteristics; particularly in comparison with an F1 Goldendoodle. This hybrid is up to 75% Poodle and therefore, has minimal shedding characteristics like its Poodle forebear.

Is there such thing as a dog that doesn’t shed? Many experts would argue that there is no such thing as a non-shedding dog. Humans for example lose up to 100 hairs a day from our scalp. Considering that fine hair covers many other places of our bodies, the actual numbers of hair we lose a day could be substantially more. It is common for new hair growth cycles to occur on a continuous basis. New, baby hair typically pushes out older hair as the natural cycle progresses.

Types of Goldendoodle coats. Goldendoodles come in a variety of shades and types of coats. Phantom Doodles are a unique blend of black and grey. Additional coat colors include:

  • Apricot
  • White
  • Cream
  • Sandy Light Brown
  • Chocolate
  • Black
  • Red
  • Gold

Straight Coat: Flat and straight that closely resembles a Golden Retriever.

Curly Coat: This coat tends to resemble a Poodle.

Wavy Coat: Obviously a mix between the straight and curly coats.

I don’t have allergies, why should I care? Let’s face it, anyone who has enjoyed the love of a dog in their life knows how tricky dog hair can be. It often seems to go unnoticed until the most inopportune time; suddenly making itself visible on your favorite coat as you are rushing out the door!

Dogs feel secure and calm when surrounded by their owner’s unique scent. This is why they often pick your favorite sweater or clothes to snuggle up on. Even the most well-trained dogs will eventually try to make their way onto the couch, your bed or your recliner when you are not looking or away from home. Perhaps you are a dog-friendly household that welcomes canine snuggles on the furniture. Either way, dog hair can be a nightmare to clean up at times.

Check the lineage. If the least amount of shedding is one of your top requirements for health reasons, be sure to speak directly with the breeder and review the family history. Unfortunately, some breeders may tell you what you want to hear in order to guarantee a quick sale.

Hopefully, if you get your pick of the litter, coat color and type are not your determining factors. There is nothing more entertaining and heartwarming than sitting on the floor amidst a litter of puppies and letting personality dictate who you are adopting. In a perfect world, the dog’s attitude and demeanor are the best determining factors as opposed to aesthetics.