How much shedding can you expect?

If you are adding a Goldendoodle to your home,  you may be curious how much they shed. Are they truly hypoallergenic? Let’s dig in to find out more so you are prepared when your furry friend joins your home.

Do Goldendoodles shed? Yes they can. In fact, most people looking to adopt a Goldendoodle puppy think that they don’t shed and therefore are truly hypoallergenic. But Goldendoodles can and do shed, they just shed less than typical Golden Retrievers and other breeds. All dogs shed, it’s just a matter of how much do they shed!!

Goldendoodles are a mix between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle, and can be various sizes. The shedding frequency isn’t impacted by their size, but rather which parent breed they tend to inherit their coat from. The Goldendoodle is the most common golden retriever mix, and also sheds the least frequently compared to others. This is because the fur they discard gets trapped up in the rest of their fur and doesn’t stick to your clothes or furniture.

Goldendoodles inherit a slightly wiry or curly feature to their hair, coming from their Poodle parent. This is why Poodles are popular as parents for many other mixed breeds. 

Most Goldendoodles are low-shedding dogs, but it’s a myth that they are zero-shed dogs. They aren’t considered a hypoallergenic because they do shed, just not as much as other breeds. This makes them great dogs for people with mild pet allergies. 

Goldendoodles are considered year-round shedders, this is why it is so important to maintain consistent grooming. Brushing on a regular basis can help to pull out loose hair and minimize the amount of hair seen in other places.

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