Studies and research that have been done for many years in Australia have shown the Australian Labradoodle to have a 98% success rate, of being allergy and asthma friendly.
The Australian Labradoodle was produced to provide assistance and therapy dogs for those in need of service who suffered from allergies and asthma to canines. The Australian Labradoodle is not to be confused with the first cross of the poodle bred to a lab or even the australian labradoodle which are prodigy of early generation labradoodles crossed back to a poodle. It is imperative to understand that just as there are various breeds of “spaniels”, “terriers”, “shepherds”, the Australian labradoodle is recognized to be different from the other generation labradoodles. The years of committed research by the founding breeders from Australia should never be mistaken for a high priced designer dog to be touted as a trend.
The allergy and asthma symptoms that some people experience from exposure to many breeds of canines are not typically found in families who own the Australian Labradoodle that have diagnosed history of canine allergies and asthma.
For a better understanding of allergy and asthma triggers in canines it is important to comprehend that all dogs drop hair. Dropping hair is not the same as shedding, as dropping hair, is the normal replacement process. It is not the hair that triggers the allergy and asthma event, it can be the dander. Dander occurs as the outer layer of the epidermis (outer layer of the dogs skin) renews itself. There are many many layers of skin that are constantly being replaced. This entire process takes place every 21 days. Young puppies have less skin to shed then their older counter parts and are not expected to produce allergens .
There are other allergens beside the “dander”. Some people are allergic to the proteins in the dogs saliva, urine and even the high level of protein found in milk supply of the nursing mother dog.
It is imperative to commit to memory that 98% success rate with the Australian Labradoodle is a very miraculous statistic yet that marker may not be inclusive to everyone.
If there is a slight chance that you or your family member may have an infrequent occurrence of allergy/asthma issues to the Australian Labradoodle, there are some things that we can do to diminish any allergy reactions that could be experienced:
-Keeping the dog out of the bedroom
-Installing Heppa filters
-Keeping pets off furniture
-Limit the amount of time the dog may ride in the car
-Wash your hands after handling the pet, toys etc
-Keep your dogs skin healthy to control the amount of dander
**It should be noted that there are no significant differences in allergy friendliness between the wool or the fleece coats. Both are equally friendly.**