Some Labradoodle are hypoallergenic dogs. The non-shedding dog breed is a mix between a purebred Labrador retriever and the purebred hypoallergenic Poodle (Miniature, Standard or Toy Poodle). A Labradoodle that is genetically closer to the Poodle will be hypoallergenic.
But the offspring who inherit most dominant genes from the Labrador retriever parent will shed more – and therefore not all Labradoodle are good for allergy sufferers. A Labradoodle is medium in size: bigger in size than a Poodle but smaller than the Labrador retriever.
There are Mini Labradoodle and Standard Labradoodle. A Labradoodle usually ranges from 30 to 65 pounds in weight. But a single litter will produce puppies that grow to have different sizes. This, as with the shedding, is due to the fact that some puppies will inherit more genes from the Poodle or the Labrador retriever parent.
Are Labradoodle Hypoallergenic – Do Labradoodles Shed?
The Labrador retriever is renowned for its friendliness. They are frequently used to guide and rescue – and traditionally to hunt and retrieve game. Labradoodle are friendly and playful dogs. They are not aggressive and are great with kids. This dog breed is a good friend for the whole family. In addition, this medium-sized, hypoallergenic dog breed is an indoor dog.
A Poodle has a single coat of fur that is curly and doesn’t shed a lot. It needs a lot of regular grooming to prevent matting.
Like the Shih Tzu, Poodles come in many colors, including white, black, red, apricot, grey and black and white.
On the other hand the Labrador retriever has a short and dense coat that can be black, yellow or chocolate in color.
This dog breed sheds a lot, especially during the molting season. But unlike the Poodle, a Labrador retriever doesn’t need a lot of grooming.
Genes control a dog coat color, type and pattern. You can read more about dog color genetics here. As a result of the many coat colors they can inherit from their parents, Labradoodles come in a variety of colors.
Black Labradoodle are more popular. Other popular Labradoodle coat colors are white, chocolate (a wide range from milk to dark chocolate color), golden (like the Goldendoodle), red and cream. There are Labradoodle who have a brindled coat. But this is not common.
Do Labradoodles Shed – Labradoodle Grooming
The amount of grooming required for a Labradoodle will depend on its coat type. A Labradoodle that more closely resembles its Poodle parent will need daily brushing to ensure that its hair doesn’t get matted. Another option is to regularly trim your Labradoodle’s coat.
Are Labradoodle hypoallergenic? It all depends on the individual dog’s genetic make-up. It is therefore advisable, for those who need a hypoallergenic pet, to pick a Labradoodle puppy who physically resembles a Poodle.