If you are looking for a puppy or dog which is non-shedding, then the Australian Labradoodle should definitely be on your shortlist!
For those who are particularly house proud and don’t want to spend their lives hoovering the floors, the non-shedding attribute of the Australian Labradoodle can be very appealing. Dogs with non-shedding coats can also make great pets for people who are asthmatic or suffer from allergies to other dog breeds.
Australian Labradoodles were originally bred in Australia to become service dogs for people who suffered from asthma and dog-related allergies, and as such, they have non-shedding coats. Nowadays, Australian Labradoodles can be found working in service, and in family homes across the world. Don’t be fooled by the myth that all Labradoodles are non-shedding because this simply is not true. There are a lot of differences between Early generation Labradoodles/Labradoodle Origin/American Labradoodles/British Labradoodles (which are different terms used to describe the same type of dog) and Australian Labradoodles. To read more about the differences between them, please click here.
Many non-shedding dog breeds don’t tend to be suitable for families or young children, but thankfully we can say quite the opposite for Australian Labradoodles – they are incredibly social, people-orientated and family-friendly; we trust them implicitly.
If you are asthmatic or allergic to dogs, the Australian Labradoodle could be your answer, but we would strongly advise you spend some time with an Australian Labradoodle to be sure that you are ‘compatible’ with them prior to taking on a new puppy or dog. If you would like to arrange a visit to check ‘compatibility’, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
There are two coat types within the Austalian Labradoodle breed – fleece and wool. Whilst these types vary in appearance and texture, they are both non-shedding. The wool coats are fairly coarse and curly; the curls can be quite small and tight like the Poodle, but can also be bigger and more relaxed. The fleece coats are much, much softer than the wool and in some instances could be described as ‘silky’. It is actually quite difficult to believe that what you are feeling is a dog’s coat! The fleece coats vary from large loose curls to a straighter, wavier style. To learn more about coat types, please click here.