While researching more on dog crates, I chance upon the dog breed called the Goldendoodle. On first read, I thought I read wrongly. But I figured that it should be a cross breed between a Golden Retriever and the Poodle. This does sets me thinking do Goldendoodle shed. This is of course based on the article that we have wrote Buying Professional Dog Clippers For Poodles. Poodles are known to shed quite a bit, and so does the Golden Retriever. Does this mean that the Goldendoodle shed too? Lets find out!
Do Goldendoodle Shed?
I have to say that during my research, it really uncovered many myths that most of us have. First of all, as stated by Wikipedia, not all Goldendoodle have the same coat type as the Poodle. What does this mean? Well, it means that most Goldendoodles might not even shed. At most, it will have a low shedding coat. It will still shed, but much lesser than the Golden Retriever or the Poodle.
Since the Goldendoodle does shed a little, should we discount the need to groom the dog? Not so. This is because the Goldendoodle will require regular brushing. This is needed to prevent the occurrence of matting. We generally advise you to use the same professional dog clippers for Poodles for your Goldendoodle.
As the Goldendoodle does not really shed much, these dogs make an excellent addition to famillies with mild allergies. This is because usually people are allergic to the skin of the dog rather than to the fur. Does that mean that if your family members have moderate to severe allergies, you should avoid owning a Goldendoodle? Actually not really. This is because if the Goldendoodle is a backcross, then the dog would be completely safe for families with moderate to severe allergies. Do check with your local breeder if the Goldendoodle is a first or second generation backcross.