If you’re usually allergic to dogs, then a Doodle might be the perfect dog for you. Poodles don’t shed, which reduces the likelihood that a Doodle will have fur that causes allergy issues. Of course, allergens are found in dog dander and saliva, so while Doodles are often expected to be hypoallergenic, know that there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog.
That being said, Doodles do inherit the best features of their parents’ coats. Their fur is often shaggier than their non-Poodle parent’s, but not as curly as the Poodle parent’s. Because they often don’t shed, it’s much easier to keep your home clean, and the wide variety of coat colors is a definite appeal of Doodle breeds–some Doodles come in dual or tri-color phases that look remarkable.
If you don’t have space at home for a big dog, Doodles come in miniature versions as well! Poodles might be bred with Miniature Schnauzers or Yorkshire Terriers, or larger breeds could be bred with Toy Poodles, to create a small and cuddly Doodle.
Doodles also can make for a fantastic service dog. They’re bright and attentive, with an emotional attachment to their owners that makes them hang around you all day.
Ask your friends if they’ve ever met a Doodle and they’ll tell you that they’re fantastic family dogs with a friendly nature. These dogs tend to get along with everyone, even cats and birds. One word of advice: don’t keep them as a watchdog–they’re likely to make friends with the burglars!