Which is Best for Allergies?
The Australian Labradoodle was specifically bred for allergy sufferers. While no dog is completely allergy free, the Australian Labradoodle is hypo-allergenic and typically allergy-friendly.
For allergy sufferers, your best bet is to get an Australian Labradoodle with either a fleece or wool coat. Many people with severe allergies have successfully added a labradoodle to their family.
F1 = Labrador/Poodle Cross
This is not a safe choice for allergy sufferers or those who don’t want shedding. While it is possible to have a hypo-allergenic non-shedding dog in this generation, it is not likely and difficult to predict from the puppy stage what the adult coat will be like and whether or not the dog will be hypo-allergenic.
F1B = F1 bred back to a Poodle
This is not the best choice for those concerned with allergies and/or shedding because there is only about an 8/10 chance that this dog won’t shed/be allergy friendly, depending on the previous generations.
A puppy from two non-shedding, hypo-allergenic Australian Labradoodles will be the safest choice for those families with allergy sufferers. An Australian Labradoodle puppy that has been carefully bred has the highest success rate for being allergy-friendly.
**All breeding dogs at Labradoodle Dreams are Australian Labradoodles who are non-shedding and allergy friendly. We are happy to work with any family with allergy concerns by way of visitation or testing for allergies. Please let us know how we can help!