Doodles and Allergies
Let's begin by discussing the allergy issues, as we see it, with regards to all doodles, but more importantly with our Goldendoodles and Aussiedoodles!
Many people who suffer from dog-related allergies assume that they are allergic to dog dander, only to find out that it is dog saliva that they are allergic to. If you are allergic to saliva, you could be hard-pressed to find a breed you were able to live with, but I would recommend a female because their PH levels are lower.
We want all of our pups to go to lifetime homes, so if you (or a family member) has any allergy concerns it is important that you (or they) are tested before you adopt a puppy.
If you have Allergies, proceed with Caution!
1. No breeder can guarantee you an allergy friendly, non-shedding Doodle.
Therefore it is important that all of out puppies are placed in homes that are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep the puppy if an allergic reaction occurs.
2. Dog allergies fall into three categories: hair allergies, dander allergies, and saliva allergies.
So, please make sure to get tested by an allergy specialist to determine what you are allergic to and how severe your allergy is!
3. Is your allergy controlled by medicine or allergy shots? Is your allergy life-threatening?
If your allergies are not controlled by medicine or allergy shots and/or they are life-threatening, and there is a risk that any pup you recieve may need to be re-homed, please do not choose a doodle.
It is impossible to test your allergic response with puppies or breeding dogs, because dander is present any place you go here-especially at Doodlesville where our dogs live in the house with us! Therefore it is important that all of our puppies are placed in homes where allergy and asthma is controlled by medicine or other successful treatments.
Each and every doodle is different. It all depends on where the genes fall in each puppy in every litter. And even if a breeder were to send you a sample of hair or saliva from a puppy, it would be impossible to accurately test what your allergic reaction would be until a puppy gets its adult coat in between 8-12 months old. The simple fact is that the puppy coat is very different from what the adult coat will be.