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Goldendoodles and their generations explained on a dog allergy perspective

Goldendoodles have become increasingly popular among dog lovers, thanks to their adorable looks, smarts, trainability, friendliness, and hypoallergenic qualities. However, understanding Goldendoodle generations can be confusing, especially from a dog allergy perspective. In this post, we will break down Goldendoodle generations and explain their hypoallergenic qualities to help you make an informed decision.

Goldendoodle generations are determined by the breeding of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. The first generation is an

  • F1, which is 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever.

  • F1b are 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever

  • F1bb are 87.5% Poodle and 12.5% Golden Retriever

  • Multigenerational (F2, F3, F2b, F3b, F2bb, and f3bb are a mix of all the variations.



As you move to higher generations, you get more consistent results in terms of coat type and hypoallergenic qualities.

The hypoallergenic qualities of Goldendoodles stem from their low-shedding coats, which produce less dander and saliva that can trigger allergies. However, not all Goldendoodles are created equal. Different generations produce different levels of hypoallergenic qualities, with higher generations generally being more hypoallergenic than lower ones. This is because Poodle DNA plays a more significant role in higher generations, resulting in more predictable coat types and lower allergen levels.

When choosing a Goldendoodle for allergies, it's essential to consider each individual's allergy severity and sensitivity. Higher generations, such as F1B++, F1BB++ are typically more hypoallergenic and better suited for those with severe allergies. However, it's crucial to remember that there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog breed, and Goldendoodles still produce allergens, albeit at lower levels. So finding a responsible breeder with expertise in dog allergies along with the knowledge they bring to the table is very important.

In conclusion, Goldendoodles are an excellent choice for those with allergies due to their hypoallergenic qualities. Understanding Goldendoodle generations is crucial in choosing the right one for you or your loved one with allergies. Higher generations tend to produce more predictable and hypoallergenic results, but it's essential to consider individual allergy sensitivity on a scale and other factors when making a decision. If you're looking for a furry friend with minimal shedding and lower allergen levels, a Goldendoodle might be the perfect addition to your family.


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