Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Just doing some research in hopes of determining the best fit for a dog. I am in LOVE with golden retrievers but I just don't think we can take the amount of shedding that comes with them. We are not allergic, and are willing to live with some shedding but just not THAT much. We have considered a golden doodle but honestly aren't a huge fan of the curly coat/teddy bear look. After some research I've found some websites that say certain golden doodles end up with a "flat coat" that looks more like a golden but still has reduced shedding. Here is a video I've found of one of these dogs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJtbB_zvWV8
Anyways, through my research hit seems that it can be hard to find one like this? From what I've read it's most common in the F2 generation but I'm not sure if that means it's impossible to crop up in other generations? CONFUSED. Live in Ontario and just trying to figure out what the options are! Any opinions would be appreciated :)
PS from what I've read here the shedding varies greatly from dog to dog I'm just wondering if there's anyone that has a flat coated golden doodle that can compare its shedding to a golden retrievers? Is it actually less at all or am I just dreaming?
Yes but Teddy is not a flat coated doodle, or a first generation doodle. :)
The OP doesn't care for the curly, teddy bear looking doodles, which we know have a better chance of being non-shedding. She wants to know if the flat-coated, non-doodley looking goldendoodles who look like retrievers shed as much as Goldens. :)
Yes that is exactly what I was asking! But it looks like the people who claim to have this combination just happened to get a one in a million chance.
Which is why I will never be a Moderator here at this site ! :-)
Nala is gorgeous! Uh, that face just gets me every time! Pippa is also F1b and their little faces look so much alike.
OMD, who couldn't fall in love with Nala! Her eyes are so full of expression, almost soulful!
Your dog is gorgeous! I would love one that looks like her :) I think what you have sounds like something we could handle- heavy shedding seasonally with minimal shedding the rest of the year like you described that's exactly what I think we would be okay with! But by the sounds of it that is very coincidental and it would be next to impossible to pick out a puppy and predict those traits early on. :( Thanks for your input !! :)
I have raised some straighter coated Labradoodles that shed less than a lab--but do shed. You might have better luck with a labradoodle since the coats tend to be thinner than a goldendoodles--but no guarantee! Mixed breed!
To be honest we got a Goldendoodle for the same reason. My wife wanted a Golden Retriever but didn't want the shedding. Well if there is a Golden Retriever that sheds more then our Rosie I don't think it would have any hair. You can give Rosie a good brushing she will stand up and shake out her coat and the air will be filled with even more hair.