Goldendoodles are considered hypoallergenic dogs. This does not mean that they do not shed at all, however. While many Goldendoodles inherit a Poodle’s non-shedding coat, it’s not unusual for Goldendoodles to shed a little bit.
Can Goldendoodles shed?
People sometimes get confused by the term “hypoallergenic”. Many assume hypoallergenic to mean non-allergenic, meaning that something does not prompt an allergic response. The term “hypoallergenic” simply means that it is less likely to trigger an allergic response than a non-hypoallergenic alternative. Even hypoallergenic dogs shed hair or fur.
Except for hairless dogs, all dogs — hypoallergenic or otherwise — shed at least a little bit. This is true even for Poodles with non-shedding coats.Most Goldendoodles have low-shedding or non-shedding coats; Goldendoodles typically lose less hair or fur than other non-hypoallergenic dog breeds. This makes Goldendoodles a great dog breed for people with mild pet allergies.
Don’t panic if your Goldendoodle loses a little hair. In most cases, this is perfectly normal. The important thing is to understand what normal shedding is for your dog, and be aware when your dog sheds more than usual.
What if your Goldendoodle is shedding more than usual?
Various things can lead to hair and fur loss in dogs:
- Some dogs lose extra fur during the summer and in higher temperatures.
- Parasites and health conditions can cause shedding.
- Some medications or grooming products may cause shedding.
- Things like stress, allergies, and nutritional issues can cause dogs to lose their fur.
- Excess bathing can damage your dog’s skin and coat, causing your dog to shed.
If your dog is losing more fur than usual, you should talk to your dogs veterinarian.
It’s normal for Goldendoodle coats to change in their first 12 months or so. Maybe your Goldendoodle didn’t lose much hair or fur as a puppy, but she is starting to shed now.
F1B Goldendoodle puppies are the most likely to have non-shedding coats, but because Goldendoodles are designer dogs it is difficult to know with certainty what their coat will be like.
This is why getting your Goldendoodle from a knowledgeable and experienced Goldendoodle breeder is important. Getting your puppy from a reputable breeder that gets consistent results helps you have a better sense of your Goldendoodle’s characteristics.
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