At Doodledoos we are being asked more and more "is the Labradoodle suitable for allergy sufferers?"

The answer is: "very often, yes!"


However, there are many different allergies and sometimes people find that they are allergic to not only dog hair, but also dog saliva and urine which is a problem if you want to have a puppy.  NOT ALL LABRADOODLES ARE SUITABLE FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS!


The Labradoodle is not a hypo-allergenic dog. 


 

The Australian Labradoodle (ASD or Multi Gen) usually has a coat that is called 'fleece' which means that it will not shed.  This is very often the type of coat that will suit people with allergies that are triggered by animal hair. 


100% Australian Labradoodles can have wavy or spiral (curly) fleece coats like Preston (spiral) and Bondi (wavy).


 

Other 100% Australian Labradoodles have a wool coat (see Sunnie right) which is much thicker and more springy which should also be non shedding.   Whether wool or fleece, the 100% Australian Labradoodle needs professional grooming because the coat continues to grow and does not shed or moult.

 

People with very mild allergies who already have dogs or other pets at home will be more confident that a low-shedding Labradoodle such as a good quality 50% or 75% Australian Labradoodle will suit them. 


50% Labradoodles have one quarter Labrador heritage and the 75% have an eighth, so there will always be an element of shedding, but we have consistently found that approx 1 out of every 6 puppies in a litter of  50% Labradoodles will have superb quality fleece coats that are low shedding (see Ginger) and our 75% Australian Labradoodle litters have so far produced excellent quality fleece coats with minimal shedding. 

 

The best and safest choice for those who have allergic reactions to pet hair and have had an allergy test by a specialist, is to choose a 100% Australian Labradoodle.



 
 

There are no guarantees however, and we recommend that if you have allergies and are unsure as to what triggers a reaction, that you see an specialist (your GP should be able to refer you) before investing your time, money and love on a new puppy. 

 

100% Multi Gen
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75%
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Bondi 100% (wavy fleece)

Sunnie (Multi Gen Wool)

Milo 50% (curly fleece)

Betty 50% (hair scruffy)

Rufus 75% (wavy fleece)

Lydia 75% 

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Doogle & Dottie

Standard and Medium size

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Preston (100% spiral fleece)

Milo (100% curly fleece)

Gus (75% wavy fleece)

The Allergy Factor

Australian Labradoodle
100% Australian Labradoodle
Labradoodle research
Labradoodles come in many shapes and sizes and part of their unique quality is that of their diversity in looks and size.

When searching for the right size of Doodle for you and your family, it is often helpful to compare them to a well-known breed such as a Spaniel or Labrador.

There are THREE main size categories for the Australian Labradoodle and it is fair to say that a Doodle can be any measurement within these categories. There is often some irregularity in sizing within one litter - especially if there is variation in size between the parents.

MINIATURE (equivalent to a Cocker Spaniel in size)           14 - 17"      8 - 12 kg

MEDIUM (equivalent to a Springer Spaniel in size)              18 - 21"     12 - 18 kg

STANDARD (equivalent to a large Labrador or larger!)       22 - 26"     18 - 40 kg

These are approximate sizes and of course you can have a Labradoodle in virtually any size and weight (dependant on bone structure etc).
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