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Do all Goldendoodles not shed?

Many people are asking us if it’s true that Goldendoodles do not shed their coat; the answer to that is no. All Goldendoodles shed at least a little bit year-round, and some can be heavy shedders. So, in short, the answer is they don’t “not” shed!

However, some crosses of Goldendoodles do shed less than others. That means that if it’s essential for you to have as little shedding of hair as possible, then you need to understand how the breeding affects your dog’s hair type. Whether that’s an F1 or an F1B Goldendoodle, we have all the information that you need to know.

Understanding What Coat Your Pup May Have

If it’s essential that you have a pup who sheds minimal hair, then it’s important for you to understand how the different crosses will affect this. 

F1 Goldendoodles

F1 means the first generation of dogs. For a Goldendoodle, that means that one parent is a Poodle, and one is a Golden Retriever. So, while an F1 Goldendoodle will shed less than a Purebred Golden Retriever, the pup is still 50% Goldie meaning that it will shed some coat.

F1b Goldendoodle

The F1B Goldendoodle is when a Goldendoodle is bred back to either a Golden Retriever or to a Poodle. So that then gives us two different possibilities – 

F1B – Goldendoodle mated with a Golden Retriever

These pups will be 75% Golden Retriever and 25% Poodle. With more influence coming from the Golden Retriever genes than the Poodle, these dogs are likely to shed more hair than an F1 Goldendoodle, but a little less than a Golden retriever. 

F1B Goldendoodle mated with a Poodle

With this combination of parents, the puppies will be 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. With more influence coming from the Poodle genes rather than the Golden Retrievers,  these dogs are likely to shed less than an F1 cross but more than a purebred Poodle.

Do Goldendooldes Have a Hypoallergenic Coat?

The answer is no, unfortunately. 

Goldendoodles do not have a hypoallergenic coat, and they aren’t non-shedding. 

If having a dog who sheds little to none of its hair is more of a priority for you, then you should look for pups with a high percentage of Poodle in their breeding. An F1B cross with 75% Poodle may be the best option for you. Remember, though, that all Goldendoodles will shed at least some of their coat year-round and sometimes heavily, so be prepared if this isn’t what you’re looking for!

Which Breeds of Dog are Hypoallergenic?

It’s important to know that there is no such thing as a non-shedding or hypoallergenic dog or breed. However, some types of dogs shed less than others. While you might assume that you’re allergic to the dog hair, most people who are allergic to dogs are actually reacting to the dander, which is attached to pet hair. When dogs are non-shedding, then the allergic person doesn’t come into contact with the dander. 

Non-Shedding Breeds of Dog

The Affenpinscher

This loyal and curious little dog is a great companion. They are small, usually weighing no more than 10 pounds, and they require little exercise, so this dog is perfect for those who aren’t active or have limited time to spend with their pup. The breed originated from Germany and was initially bred as a rat hunter, so it has very high intelligence and loves to learn new things!

The Chinese Crested

These friendly pups love nothing more than to be around their human companions. There are two types of Chinese Crested, powderpuff and hairless. If no shedding is essential, then opt for the hairless variety. Don’t forget that their skin will need protection in the summer months, and they’ll need a warm coat for when the temperature drops.

Kerry Blue Terrier

This breed was initially bred in Ireland and is considered to be a royal dog. Kerry Blue Terriers love nothing more than to play with their families and make great companions for the elderly. They are also known to be quite lazy, which makes them easy to look after! 

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

This breed originates from Ireland, and the soft coat that the dog has is actually quite unusual for a terrier. Wheaten Terriers are known to be great family dogs, loyal, gentle, and affectionate towards children. 

Portuguese Water Dog

One interesting thing about this breed is that it was initially bred by fishermen in Portugal to jump into the water searching for fish or retrieving ropes during fishing trips. As the name suggests, they are also known for their love of water, which means that they can make great companions for those who are active!

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