The Labradoodle: Best Dog for Allergies

Though the Labradoodle is not considered a proper breed, it is a popular crossbred dog that was created by crossing the Labrador Retriever with the Standard Poodle. Though the term Labradoodle appears to have been around since the 1950s, it was made official by Wally Cochran in Australia in the 1970s.

Cochran was inspired by a blind woman from Hawaii who suffered from severe dog allergies, but desperately required a hypoallergenic guide dog. Of the first litter produced, three of the eight puppies were confirmed to be low allergy. Though results are inconsistent across various litters, the Labradoodle continues to be one of the best dogs for those who have allergies and/or asthma. As we’ll see below, the best way to tell if a Labradoodle will be hypoallergenic is by the kind of coat they have.

General Benefits of the Labradoodle

Labradoodles are incredibly easy to train and have mild, sweet dispositions. Most seem to have the gentleness of the Labrador and the intelligence of the Poodle, making them ideal pets for families. They typically require very little grooming and shed very little, while some don’t shed at all. They have no odor and do not require frequent bathing.

Labradoodle Types

There are three types of Labradoodles, varying in height and weight:

Standard: 21-24 inches high and 50-65 pounds

Medium: 17-20 inches high and 30-45 pounds

Miniature: 14-16 inches high and 15-25 pounds

The colour of the Labradoodle can vary from chalk or milky white, various cream shades, caramel-beige, copper, apricot, golden, black, chocolate, various shades of red, and silver.

Coat Types

The coats of Labradoodles also vary, and this is the attribute that most determines their degree of being allergy-friendly. The three coat types are:

Woolly: Similar to that of the Poodle. This coat requires regular grooming and is allergy-friendly.

Fleece: This is the best coat for allergy sufferers. Fleece coats are easy to maintain, they do not shed, and they are allergy and asthma friendly.

Hair: This coat can range from straight to curly or wavy. It can vary from shedding a lot to shedding very little. This coat is not likely to be allergy-friendly.

For more info, visit Wikipedia and Puppy Love Labradoodles.

 

Labradoodle FAQ

 

Are Labradoodles hypoallergenic?

Labradoodle -along with poodles and Portuguese water dogs- are believed to be a lot more allergy-friendly dogs as compared to other breeds.

Labradoodles shed a minimal amount of dander that is likely to produce allergies.

Besides dander, this breed is well-known for its low or no-shed fur coat and low quantity of saliva -which means people with allergies and special needs can easily have access to a labradoodle without the fear of hypersensitivity and other allergic attacks.

The coats of Labradoodles are the attribute that most determines their degree of being allergy-friendly. The three coat types are:

Woolly: Similar to that of the Poodle. This coat requires regular grooming and is allergy-friendly.

Fleece: This is the best coat for allergy sufferers. Fleece coats are easy to maintain, they do not shed, and they are allergy and asthma friendly.

Hair: This coat can range from straight to curly or wavy. It can vary from shedding a lot to shedding very little. This coat is not likely to be allergy-friendly.

 

Are Labradoodles good for allergies?

The coats of Labradoodles also vary, and this is the attribute that most determines their degree of being allergy-friendly. The three coat types are:

Woolly: Similar to that of the Poodle. This coat requires regular grooming and is allergy-friendly.

Fleece: This is the best coat for allergy sufferers. Fleece coats are easy to maintain, they do not shed, and they are allergy and asthma friendly.

Hair: This coat can range from straight to curly or wavy. It can vary from shedding a lot to shedding very little. This coat is not likely to be allergy-friendly.

 

Are Labradoodles easy to train?

Labradoodles are incredibly easy to train and have mild, sweet dispositions.

Most seem to have the gentleness of the Labrador and the intelligence of the Poodle, making them ideal pets for families.

They typically require very little grooming and shed very little, while some don’t shed at all.

They have no odour and do not require frequent bathing.

 

Are all poodles hypoallergenic?

The coats of Labradoodles also vary, and this is the attribute that most determines their degree of being allergy-friendly.

The three coat types are:

Woolly: Similar to that of the Poodle. This coat requires regular grooming and is allergy-friendly.

Fleece: This is the best coat for allergy sufferers. Fleece coats are easy to maintain, they do not shed, and they are allergy and asthma friendly.

Hair: This coat can range from straight to curly or wavy. It can vary from shedding a lot to shedding very little. This coat is not likely to be allergy-friendly.

 

What’s the best allergy-friendly dog?

Though results are inconsistent across various litters, the Labradoodle continues to be one of the best dogs for those who have allergies and/or asthma.

The coats of Labradoodles also vary, and this is the attribute that most determines their degree of being allergy-friendly. The three coat types are:

Woolly: Similar to that of the Poodle. This coat requires regular grooming and is allergy-friendly.

Fleece: This is the best coat for allergy sufferers. Fleece coats are easy to maintain, they do not shed, and they are allergy and asthma friendly.

Hair: This coat can range from straight to curly or wavy. It can vary from shedding a lot to shedding very little. This coat is not likely to be allergy-friendly.

 

Are labrador retrievers hypoallergenic?

The coats of Labradoodles also vary, and this is the attribute that most determines their degree of being allergy-friendly.

The three coat types are:

Woolly: Similar to that of the Poodle. This coat requires regular grooming and is allergy-friendly.

Fleece: This is the best coat for allergy sufferers. Fleece coats are easy to maintain, they do not shed, and they are allergy and asthma friendly.

Hair: This coat can range from straight to curly or wavy. It can vary from shedding a lot to shedding very little. This coat is not likely to be allergy-friendly.

 

What type of labradoodle is best for allergies?

Labradoodles come with three types of coatings I.e, hairy, fleece and woolly.

The coatings determine the degree of shedding and hence, the allergies that can be produced.

Hairy Labradoodles shed light to heavy fur and are not suitable for sensitive people.

Woolly Labradoodles, if groomed frequently, are less likely to produce allergies.

Fleece coated Labradoodles are the best for allergic and asthmatic people, as they do not shed hair, fur or other allergy-causing agents.

 

Do Labradoodles shed a lot?

Labradoodle is a mixed dog kind that was bred for the sole purpose of limiting allergies in asthmatic and hypersensitive people.

Labradoodles have coats that are either non-shedding or low-shedding, which contributes to the hypoallergenic nature of these dogs.

The Labradoodle breed is a broad class and has diverse varieties but almost all the variants are average to low shedding.

 

What is the most hypoallergenic dog?

Hypoallergenic canines would be a fortune to have as they don’t shed dander or fur and produce the least allergic agents.

The two dog breeds that are acknowledged as the most hypoallergenic ones are Bichon Frise and Labradoodles.

The woolly and easily maintained fur of these two breeds doesn’t shed allergens of their own and they don’t get outdoor allergens as well.

 

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