If you are among those who want
to own a dog, but do not want
your home, furniture and clothing
covered in dog hair;
or are challenged by allergies,
a “non-shedding” canine
may seem like a dream come true!
But keep reading.
Unfortunately, all dogs shed, even doodles. But the good news is doodles typically shed much less than many other breeds thanks to the inclusion of the low-shedding Poodle in the doodle breed.
Just like their owners, all dogs (and cats) naturally shed excess hair that is:
Hair shedding is normal and all part of nature’s way. What does vary is the:
When Shedding Becomes Excessive
So, what should you do if your low-shedding dog suddenly starts shedding excessively?
Hypoallergenic vs shedding
A common misconception around dog shedding is that dogs who shed very little are considered “hypoallergenic” (or cause fewer allergic reactions). But the Mayo Clinic, cautions “there’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog breed, although some individual dogs may cause fewer allergy symptoms than others.”
Your pet allergies are actually caused by a protein found in the saliva and urine of both dogs and cats. This protein can find its way to your pet’s fur (and dander) when they lick themselves or urine gets into their fur.
While a low-shedding or smaller dog will release less allergy-causing dander than a shedding dog, it is important to understand that no dog is completely hypoallergenic.
Natural Remedies to Address K9 Shedding
But there is some good news for those who still want to add a dog to their life! The tips below can help you better co-exist with a canine companion.
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Love Your Dog: Do Goldendoodles Shed? Yes, But How Much Can You Expect?
DoodleDoods.com: Do Goldendoodles Shed? Busting the Myth That They “Never” Do
Pet Care RX: Excessive Dog Shedding: When You Should Worry
Mayo Clinic: Pet Allergy: Are there Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
Pet MD: Is Your Pet’s Excessive Shedding a Sign of Illness?
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Arkansas Bear Creek Goldens And Doodles
We are a small family breeder located in the heart of the Ozarks in Northern Arkansas. We breed and raise healthy, happy and well-socialized, quality Golden Retriever, Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Mini Labradoodle, and Aussiedoodle puppies.