Labradoodles Moult? Are they really hypoallergenic?
People who suffer from allergies to animals usually do so because
of the hair and
‘dander’ that animals are constantly
shedding. This often gives dogs that ‘doggie’
smell and is worse in some breeds than others. A pedigree Poodle does
shed any hair whatsoever, which is why they must be regularly trimmed
groomed to maintain their looks and health. They are considered to
‘hypoallergenic’ breed of dog (if such a thing
exists) A Labrador does however
moult, so any cross involving these 2 breeds can have a combination
Labradoodles tend to range from 100% non-shedding to normal moulting
Generally, the softer more wool-like coats moult less than the coarser
textures, but this is not always a reliable predictor.
If you do choose a low or non-shedding Labradoodle, you must be aware
will need trimming and grooming regularly to keep it clean, tidy and
Labradoodles have great temperaments, being both loyal and intelligent,
the Labrador and poodle are. This means that to get the best out of
Labradoodle, your new puppy should attend a puppy socialisation class.
he/she will meet other young puppies and learn important social skills
cannot learn on their own. Your puppy class is also a great way to
find out how to
train your puppy with basic tips and guidance.
Most puppy classes offer follow-on classes for you to get the most
of your dog as he/she gets older. A well trained dog is a happy dog.
Labradoodles tend to be playful and energetic. They do not like being
left alone for
long periods, and indeed this can lead to behaviour problems in any
of any breed. Plenty of human company is important to the Labradoodle.
A routine helps your puppy settle into their new home and plenty of
stimulation is the key to encouraging him/her to settle. Remember
a young puppy
is still growing, and too much physical exercise can damage young
joints, leading to problems in later life. There are lots of toys
on the market which
challenge the puppy to use his/her brain, rather than too much running
jumping, which should be avoided for the first few months.
In the early stages, your puppy needs to be exposed to as many sights
sounds as possible. Once he/she has had their vaccinations, they should
taken out in towns, countryside, have regular trips in the car and
meet as many
new people, children, dogs and other animals as you can. This will
result in a
happy, well balanced dog that is a joy to own.
puppies come with a ‘starter pack’ - a supply of their
regular diet (the pups
are totally weaned onto this upon leaving us) and a piece of ‘comfort’
which smells of mum and their litter mates.
new puppy will have had his/her first vaccination at 8 weeks (the
booster being due 2 weeks after).
• He/she will have
had a microchip inserted and will be registered on the PetLog
• database for life. He/she comes
with 4 weeks free insurance with the option of
extending this, or renewing with an insurance company of your
choice. We do
• strongly recommend
taking out insurance for your pup, as vets fees can be
expensive and treatments are less stressful for all concerned
if the worry of paying
it is covered. Also, from a third party aspect, if your dog causes
an accident at
• any time, you
are legally liable for damages, so insurance cover is a sensible option.
• We offer a lifetime of support to all our puppies and
are always on hand to answer
questions or concerns.
• We like to keep in touch with
our pups in their new homes, so if you want to send
us an update of your pup’s progress, we always love to
hear from you.