If you have allergies, but also have a special love for dogs, there’s good news for you. While no variety of dog is completely hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause an allergic reaction) — regardless of what some will mistakenly claim — the Goldendoodle is engineered to be less reactive than other dogs.

One of the main causes of allergic reactions to dogs is the shedding of their fur. The Goldendoodle has been bred to have minimal shedding, along with other adaptations, as the following post explains:

Got Allergies? Don’t Grab a Kleenex, Grab A Goldendoodle!

Just like most poodle hybrids, Goldendoodles do not shed very much. This makes the dog a great choice for people who are mildly allergic to animals. A Goldendoodle’s coat is shaggier than a Golden Retriever but not nearly as curly as a Poodle’s coat. The color of a Goldendoodle’s coat can vary and may appear orange, cream, dark brown, gray, or black. Although some dogs may have a coat with two or three different colors. For people with more severe allergies, it is better to get a second generation or “backcross” bred Goldendoodle.  Read more at Wag Walking…

If you’re an allergy sufferer, how wonderful that you can actually have a dog that suits your needs. Plus, Goldendoodles are just great companion dogs and perfect for new owners.

goldendoodles and allergies

The fact that you have allergies may have kept you from getting the service dog you need. Goldendoodles are smart, loyal and eager to please. This, along with their less reactive coats, make them ideal service dogs. The following post explains:

Goldendoodles are social dogs and are happiest when they’re with people. Their eagerness to please and their love of learning make them very easy to train.  Their intelligence and easy disposition make a great combination for either first-time dog owners or experienced trainers. Goldendoodles can easily be trained with positive reinforcement. They are a perfect fit for owners who have allergies and require a companion, assistance or service dog that is non-shedding (or hypoallergenic). Today, Goldendoodles serve worldwide as guide dogs, therapy dogs, diabetic dogs, and search dogs and rescue dogs perfectly because they have inherited the Poodle’s intelligence and the Golden Retriever’s ease of training. Read more at Welshdoodles…

There are many fine qualities you are bound to enjoy when you choose a Goldendoodle. It is no wonder that the current First Dog in the White House is a Goldendoodle.

goldendoodles and allergies

You are sure to gain a new best friend when you choose to make a Goldendoodle a part of your home. And, now that you know there are ways to work around allergies, they won’t keep you from all the warmth, fun and laughter that Goldendoodles have to offer.