Labradoodles are a wonderful breed. They’re playful, lovable, and extremely intelligent. They’re also a great option for those with dog allergies. But does that mean they’re hypoallergenic? Read on to learn more.
What does “hypoallergenic” mean?
Many people believe that “hypoallergenic” means that something (or someone) won’t trigger your allergies. However, reality is a bit different. Nothing is ever 100% hypoallergenic. As such, when “hypoallergenic” is applied to products or animals, it means that they are simply less likely to trigger your allergies than those that are non-hypoallergenic.
Put another way, you may deal with allergy symptoms with a hypoallergenic dog, but those symptoms will be far less severe than with a non-hypoallergenic dog.
So, are labradoodles hypoallergenic?
Yes! Since labradoodles shed far less than other breeds, they’re less likely to trigger your allergies. Of course, always keep in mind that this does not mean you won’t have the occasional sniffle or sneeze. Labradoodles are still dogs, and they still contain the dander that you’re allergic too. They just have much less dander and shedding than other dogs.
Are labradoodles right for me?
If you have dog allergies, you may be wondering if a labradoodle is the right dog for you. Since labradoodles are hypoallergenic, you can rest assured that they will be a far better option than other dog breeds. However, it’s a good idea to meet your dog in person before you adopt to ensure they don’t trigger your allergies to an uncomfortable point.