Do you or anyone in your family have allergies? If so, everyone and their dog has probably been telling you to look into the doodle breeds. With goldendoodles being the most popular of them all, you’re probably wondering, “how bad do goldendoodles shed?”


As of March 4, 2020, we have received 172 total responses to the survey. The ratings you see below pertain only to goldendoodles (126 responses).

Each graph below is interactive so you can hover over the sections (on a computer) or tap on the sections (on a mobile device) for more info. On mobile devices, the graphs might look cut off, but you can use your finger to tap and drag to scroll and see the full graph.

The graphs are also updated in real-time as people submit their responses to the survey.

All ratings are based on a scale from Poor to Excellent.


How Bad Do Goldendoodles Shed?

Based on our ongoing survey results, goldendoodles typically don’t shed at all, or at least very little.

Survey participants evaluated their goldendoodle’s Amount of Shedding from Poor (a lot of shedding) to Excellent (no shedding), and most people reported Excellent.

F1 vs F1b Goldendoodles Amount Of Shedding

One of the reasons why goldendoodles are so popular is because they are said to be non-shedding. The truth is that no dog is 100% non-shedding and hypoallergenic. But as we can see, goldendoodles are among the top breeds that have minimal shedding.

But does the amount of shedding vary based on the generation of the goldendoodle (F1, F1B, F2, etc.)? Based on the survey results, there isn’t really an observable difference.

Hypoallergenic Level

Typically, people associate the shedding of the fur with triggering allergies. In actuality, pet/animal allergies are triggered by dander, which is just a fancy term for dead skin particles. BUT, since goldendoodles don’t shed that much, in theory this means that their dander isn’t able to float into the air as easily. As such, goldendoodles are almost totally hypoallergenic, making them a great choice for people/families with allergies.

Survey participants evaluated their goldendoodle’s Hypoallergenic Level from Poor (triggers allergies) to Excellent (doesn’t trigger allergies), and most people reported Excellent.

F1 vs F1b Goldendoodles Hypoallergenic Level

Does the hypoallergenic level vary based on the generation of the goldendoodle (F1, F1B, F2, etc.)? Based on the survey results, again there isn’t really an observable difference.

Hopefully that gives some good insight on the question “is a goldendoodle a good family dog?”

If you’re looking to add a goldendoodle to your family soon, check out our breeder directory to find a goldendoodle puppy for sale near you.

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