" Are Goldendoodles a good option for me if I have allergies?"
We now test our dogs for genetic shedding genes! Thanks to the availability of these test, we can now offer multigenerational pups who have incredibly low propensity for shedding based off genetic testing. Unfortunately, the main cause of dog allergy is dander and saliva, so very low to no shedding does not mean allergy free. Since all dogs produce dander and saliva, that means that no dog is hypoallergenic. Along with dander and saliva, the dog's coat is a great place for pollen and other allergens to collect. Those with mild allergies may be able to live with a dog if they make a few decisions to help prevent large quantities of allergens from building up in the home. Choosing the right size Goldendoodle can help, as logically, smaller dogs produce less dander than larger dogs, and they will trap fewer everyday allergens like dust and pollen in their coat. Keeping the coat short and clean can help considerably. We have an allergy-suffer in our home, and we have found that regular vacuuming and mopping, utilizing HEPA air filters, and avoiding carpets or other materials that will "soak up" dander is very important. Though we believe that Goldendoodles can be an option for mild allergy suffers, we unfortunately can never guarantee that our Goldendoodles (or any other dog) will not cause an allergic reaction.
Shedding & Allergies Survey
We email a survey for every pup we place at 6, 12, and 18 months of age. We will ask owners how much the pup sheds and if any family member has experienced an allergic reaction to the pup. This will help us make recommendations to you on whether or not a particular litter is a good option for you based on your allergies and how past puppies from that genetic line have scored on our Shedding and Allergies Survey.