One of the reasons why people take care of Goldendoodle puppies is because of the hypo-allergenic fur. So, what is the reason that makes the fur hypo allergenic? Is it true that the fur is not shed at all? As the contrary to what people believe, all dogs shed, including Goldendoodle puppies. Apparently, dog breeds that shed less are more likely to be hypoallergenic.
Why is it so? For your information, the protein expressed in the saliva of the dog is able to cause the allergic reaction in some individuals. As the dander of the dog and the saliva stick to the hair, and breeds less prone to shedding do not release as much hair into the environment, “hypoallergenic breeds” usually shed less. On the other hand, protein expression levels are the keys and amount of shedding alone does not determine the degree of allergic reaction. A chair of the Indoor Allergen Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology named Dr. Wanda Phipatanakul stated that even if you get the hairless dog, it is still going to produce the allergen.
Are Goldendoodle puppies hypoallergenic? A lot of allergen experts would not give the answer to the question outright. All the things that they would probably talk is purchasing the Goldendoodle would have a higher probability of not causing the allergic reaction than the higher shedding breed.
After reading all above, the reason behind the reduced shedding is all in the breeding. Poodle as the parent of Goldendoodle, is known as a breed with non shedding fur that is crossed with the Golden Retriever which is the highly shedding breed. The result of F1 Goldendoodle which is the mix of 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever, sheds much less than a Golden Retriever. However, it is likely to shed more compared to Poodle.
When the F1 Goldendoodle, which consists of 50% of Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle, is cross bred back to the Poodle, the resulting F1B Goldendoodle (consists of 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle), sheds even less. Some people even think that F1B Goldendoodle never sheds at all (again an anomaly).
It can be concluded that Goldendoodle puppies shed. However, the shedding can vary, depending on the parent of a certain Goldendoodle puppy. As stated before, the F1B Goldendoodle, which is the mix of 25% Golden Retriever and 75% of Poodle, sheds less or even does not shed at all. in this case, if you are planning to get a cuddy, hypoallergenic puppy with a smart, trainable, and loving personality, an F1B Goldendoodle is your best option.
Before looking for a Goldendoodle puppy to take care of, it is better for you to discuss with the breeder first. Ask them about everything you want to know. Aside from that, you can also discuss about the topic with the community of Goldendoodle. They probably know about shedding and about the Goldendoodle in general so it is such a good thing to share your mind with them.