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One of the beneļ¬ts of Goldendoodles is the opportunity to have low to no shedding. But not all Goldendoodles are alike in this area. You can see no shed to very high shed. F1 doodles are unpredictable in terms of shedding. F1b's have had great success in low to no shedding. Multigenerational doodles can go either way, no shed to high shed.

Traditionally families looking for the lower shedding option would direct their search towards F1B puppies or puppies with curly coats.

We now have access to DNA testing that will tell us a dog's propensity for shedding. It is a two part test that also includes the improper coat gene. Curl does not affect this issue!

For those with allergies we recommend a multigenerational (as long as the breeder is doing coat testing) or F1B Goldendoodle. We no longer breed F1 doodles and very seldom produce F1B. By using the DNA testing, we are able to achieve the F1 look in a multigenerational without the possible high shed rate.

In the past, it was thought that a curly F1b Goldendoodle (75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever) was needed for allergy sufferers in order to get a low to no-shed dog. This is no longer the case. Thanks to the "shedding test", breeders can now carefully breed their parents by knowing what their shed score is, making it possible to get the same low to no-shed results in straight, wavy, or curly multigenerational Goldendoodles. The multigenerational Goldendoodle typically incorporates more Golden Retriever back into the mix increasing the hybrid vigor of the offspring and increases the chances of the offspring have more Golden Retriever traits than an F1b but with little to no shedding like an F1b.

** Please note that even if a dog doesn't shed, a person can still be allergic to their dander. Allergies have to do with which proteins a person is allergic to and whether those proteins are produced by the dog or not. The proteins that cause symptoms may be found in skin cells, saliva, or urine, or any combination of the 3. You need to consult an allergy specialist for accurate medical info on your potential for an allergic reaction to dogs.