Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Oh, I so know your pain. I'm always explaining that Winston sheds and not Sophie and people are always surprised by this. The best we can do is continue to give our pet answers and move on. Maybe eventually the word will spread lol!
We hear the same thing....over and over..... Sadly, I think there are MANY breeders out there who perpetuate this myth. Banjo does shed....lightly....but he does shed.
There are very few breeders who are as upfront about anything as your breeder, Sue.
Your doodles are not defective; it's the misinformation highway that's defective. If you look at any DK member's page at random, odds are that low shedding or nonshedding is mentioned under the reason they chose a doodle. Same thing on applications to adopt doodles.
I have had more than one person tell me that JD cannot be a labradoodle because he sheds, and everyone knows that doodles don't shed. :)
This myth has been the cause of many a great dog being rehomed, so thank you for doing your part to educate people.
I get the same questions about my labradoodles but mine really don't shed. Yes a clump scratched out here or there and some hair collects on the dog door fuzzy seals. I do think some doodles shed less than others but really all mammals shed. Doodle fur just gets caught up in the coat if they don't "shed".
Sue, you have an awesome breeder who is very honest! I think MOST breeders probably do give the impression that doodles don't shed. Bexter doesn't shed AT ALL, but Maggie does a LITTLE. Still better than most dogs, though!
We also have one shedder and one non shedder. With our non shedder you do get hair in the brush. I always include the comment about the fact that the non shedder matts and the shedder doesn't so much. I always say you are either going to brush it out or sweep it up one or the other.