Are Goldendoodles Hypoallergenic?
One of the most common questions I see about is this dog breed is the following: “Is a Goldendoodle hypoallergenic?” This comes from all the pet owners who have allergen hypersensitivities when they touch dogs and want to know the answer to this question before they bring one of these cute teddy bear dogs home. The ultimate answer is that no dog is 100% completely hypoallergenic, but a Goldendoodle is more hypoallergenic than most dogs due to the Poodle genetics.
What Does “Hypoallergenic” Mean?
For a dog to be considered hypoallergenic, it must be very unlikely to trigger an allergic response in the body. The Greek word “hypo” literally means “under or less” and is opposite to the word “hyper”. Dogs to even be considered hypoallergenic must have hair that doesn’t shed. Hair that doesn’t shed permits the dander and dead skin particles to remain inside the hair as opposed to being discharged into the air. Fun fact, it’s extremely rare that individuals are actually allergic to dog hair or fur, but it’s the dander from skin particles are make people have pet allergies.