Allergies and Shedding
According to statistics, approximately 15% of people react from some type of pet allergy, whether the response is triggered by their saliva, urine, dander or clinging airborne allergens on their coats, it is very unpleasant. There are breeds of dogs that have the potential to be more ‘allergy friendly’ than others and the multi-generational labradoodle is one. Not ALL labradoodles can provide this relief from allergic responses, and it is very important that you visit both puppy coated and adult coated labradoodles prior to purchase. A family with allergies needs to be more diligent in their research so that all will live harmoniously. There is nothing more painful than to have to re-home a puppy you have fallen in love with due to an allergic reaction to it.
Coats and Grooming
All our breeding dogs are non-shedding. The probability that most of the puppies will be non-shedding is extremely high, there may be the possibility of a ‘light shedder’ due to the genes or coat type. With a curly coated dog, the amount of maintenance favors the poodle genes. A routine grooming is necessary to keep your dog looking it’s best, a wavy coated dog will be less maintenance. Most pups will go through a transition stage with their coats, this occurs from 9 months and can last for up to two years. We have found the best length to keep the coat is just under one inch, if not your dog can get mats and then has to be shaved down. We recommend to take your dog to a groomer routinely, after they are 4 months of age, and they should be groomed every 8 weeks, this is important to keep them matt free. They will have their nails cut and a bath. We start them getting used to this when they are born with weekly nail trims and handling of ears and paws. The timely grooming will help the coat, prevent stress, and control matting issues before they start. We have found that the adult coat arrives between two and three years. At this point a bi-weekly brushing is all that is necessary. Coat length is a personal preference.