Most dogs shed. However, some breeds of dog are known to shed more or less than others.
Dogs with short hair are, of course, least likely to experience this inconvenience, while hairier dogs are, obviously, more likely to leave a trail of fur behind them everywhere they go.
Certain breeds of dog were bred with one of the sole intentions of lessening traits like shedding, something that is deemed undesirable by pet owners. Luckily, the Labradoodle happens to fall into that category, making it a very easy breed for humans to live with.
Do Labradoodles Shed?
Labradoodles, originally bred as hypoallergenic guide dogs, are typically considered low to moderate shedders. Most Labradoodles experience a light shedding as they come of age and, some of them, again with changing seasons and weather.
Labradoodle fur is generally thin yet coarse, much like that of the Yorkshire Terrier, another beloved hypoallergenic dog. While shedding might not pose much of a problem for Labradoodles, it may still come around periodically to give their owners some inconvenience.
With these quick and easy tips, however, Labradoodle owners can rest easy, without picking up a million balls of fur on their clothing and in their food.
Keep your Labradoodle’s hair untangled and kemp by brushing its fur out regularly. Not only will your Labradoodle thank you for the grooming, but guests will also appreciate not dealing with an abundance of lost hair and fur.
When shedding, most dogs’ hair accumulates on floors, clothing and whichever furniture the dog is allowed to sit and lie on. Routinely brushing any dog’s hair, regardless of breed, will help cut down on the amount of fur that falls as your Labradoodle lives and plays in the house.
Cut and Groom
Don’t forget to cut and groom your Labradoodle regularly. Keeping your pet’s fur nice and tight is vital to reducing the amount of hair you might find around the house while your Labradoodle is shedding.
Labradoodles are one of those breeds of dogs, like their predecessor, the poodle, who possess fur and body types that accommodate for many different styles of haircuts. Yes, even dogs benefit from the occasional haircut!
Maintaining your Labradoodle’s hygiene and fur condition is perhaps the best way to keep up with its shedding. Providing a fresh, new look and keeping your dog’s hair to a comfortable length is guaranteed to help prevent and manage shedding when it does happen to occur.
A Final Thought
Although Labradoodles are not known to undergo aggressive bouts of shedding and hair loss, every dog owner should become aware of the simple ways of managing when their special friend starts leaving hair behind.
Labradoodles, inheriting traits of both the Labrador and the poodle, are some of the most manageable, self-reliant dogs which are still being bred to this day. Taking the best parts of the lab and poodle, and combining them into one breed has proved a great stride for dog lovers, gaining one of the best breeds of dogs for befriending, grooming and taking care of.