Australian Labradoodles and allergies

Rutland Manor deter­mi­nes hypo­al­ler­gic suc­cess rate of Austra­ilan Labra­do­odles as 99%

Howe­ver if you are strug­gling with various types of aller­gies or asthma, the best thing I can advise you it to spend some time with our Labra­do­odles. In this way, you will see for your­self whe­ther they cause aller­gic reac­tions in you or not.

I was also very skep­ti­cal about that and before I got my first dog I spent with him few hours every few days.

During the years Austra­lian Labra­do­odles were breed selec­ti­vely in order to be the best service dogs that even allergy suf­fe­rers could have.

Of course, not all Labra­do­odles are allergy frien­dly — but we can be more con­fi­dent in the case of multi-generation Austra­lian Labra­do­odles, whose con­scious selec­tive bre­eding was focu­sed on this trait. Going back in time – as the history sais it was hair and saliva that were fir­stly sent to the labo­ra­tory for checking.

You must also take into con­si­de­ra­tion that aller­gies are not only cau­sed by the hair of the dog. They could be cau­sed by saliva, urine, dead skin and even aller­gens that could be at the same time on the dogs coat (as pol­len). The­re­fore I always advise and always will advise to visit the bre­eder and check if the dog does not cause aller­gic reac­tions in you.
Also ple­ase keep in mind that if you have cer­tain aller­gies (on grass, gra­ins or cer­tain trees) it is bet­ter not to try your aller­gies on Labra­do­odle during blo­oming seasons for the above. The reason is that when you get the aller­gic reac­tion, first thing you do is to point your fin­ger on the dog – but this does not have to be the case.

About 80% of our pup­pies live with fami­lies with heavy asthma or gene­tic aller­gies (among them cross aller­gies with distroyed immune sys­tem and bol­ding). None of the fami­lies have aller­gic reac­tions on our puppies.

Below I exa­mine brie­fly the dif­fe­rent gene­ra­tions of Labra­do­odles while con­cen­tra­ting on aller­gic reactions:

* The first gene­ra­tion (F1) – Labra­dor and Poodle mix. In the lit­ter of those two there can of course appear a puppy who will be allergy frien­dly, howe­ver it is so uncer­tain as win­ning at the lot­tery. In 2009 at Rutland Manor website it was writ­ten “…tests are con­duc­ted to deter­mine whe­ther the puppy’s hair texture, could deter­mine the coat of an adult dog if it comes to cau­sing aller­gic reac­tions”. And further…”Studies show that there is no direct rela­tion between texture or hair type to aller­gies.” That means that even if you get a dog (F1) that does not cause aller­gic reac­tions for the moment it is unsure that it will not cause the aller­gic reac­tions after a year, when he will change his puppy coat to an adult coat. I myself do not advise first gene­ra­tion Labra­do­odle and espe­cially for allergy suf­fe­rers. As it may turn out that our dog must be given away at some point.

* The second gene­ra­tion (F1B) – Cross of a first gene­ra­tion Labra­do­odle (F1) with Poodle. In this case the result is still uncer­tain. Note – the second gene­ra­tion is not a mix between F1 and F1.

* Third gene­ra­tion or higher – Cross of the second gene­ra­tion Labra­do­odle (F1B) with a second gene­ra­tion Labra­do­odle (F1B). As it was writ­ten on Rutland Manor website “to achieve a com­bi­na­tion of allergy frien­dly coat, we must be sure that both parents also had these cha­rac­te­ri­stics. It takes about three gene­ra­tions of selec­tive bre­eding to get desi­red results and even then it can hap­pen, that the dog gen­tly sheds (a gene­tic reces­sive trait)”.

* Multi-generation Austra­lian Labra­do­odles. This is one of the best cho­ices if you want a dog that does not shed and does not cause aller­gic reac­tions. If both parents do not shed — your puppy sho­uld not as well. It takes about three gene­ra­tions of selec­tive bre­eding to get desi­red results and even then it may be, howe­ver, that the dog gen­tly sheds (a gene­tic reces­sive trait). Even then — the dogs coat sho­uld not cause allergies.

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Elzbieta Gajew­ska
Austra­lian Labra­do­odle Bre­eder in Poland
First Pro­fes­sio­nal Austra­lian Labra­do­odle Ken­nel in Poland