Bernedoodles are growing in popularity for people with asthma, allergies and other respiratory concerns. Unfortunately, many dog lovers have had to relocate their dogs when allergies suddenly emerge within the family. Millions of dog lovers all over the world have sadly resigned themselves to never being able to have a pet dog due to their severe sensitivities. The Bernedoodle hybrid is an excellent option for those who have difficulty around canines. If you are not allergic to dog dander you may be allergic to saliva or urine. So, no matter how long or short the hair, any dog can potentially cause an allergic reaction. You might wonder why dog saliva has such an effect on you. People with allergies have oversensitive immune systems. Their bodies overreact to harmless substances. The sneezing and watery eyes are just side effect of the body’s attempt to destroy or flush out allergen.
Even though Bernedoodles are within the category of low to non-shedding, it will vary from dog to dog how much hair they actually lose. The shedding will be considered moderate in comparison to a Bernese mountain dog, as they have hair as opposed to fur. Some Bernedoodles shed heavily while others are little to no-shed. Before picking your Bernedoodle puppy ask your breeder what puppies will be less likely to shed? Experienced breeders can tell you by the time your puppy is 4-6 weeks of age what coat type they will have.
The F1b Berendoodle is known for having the best non-shedding characteristics; particularly in comparison with an F1 Bernedoodle. This hybrid is up to 75% Poodle and therefore, has minimal shedding characteristics like its Poodle forebear. Teddy Bear Bernedoodles are another great option for less shedding. This is because Teddy Bear Bernedoodles have more poodle in them. You can learn more about our Teddy Bear Bernedoodles here. Remember that if you are allergic to dog saliva you will be allergic to all dogs no matter the breed. For families with severe allergies I recommend a tiny Bernedoodle. Tiny Bernedoodles are the smallest type of Bernedoodle meaning less hair, dander, and saliva.
Many experts would argue that there is no such thing as a non-shedding dog. Humans for example lose up to 100 hairs a day from our scalp. Considering that fine hair covers many other places of our bodies, the actual numbers of hair we lose a day could be substantially more. It is common for new hair growth cycles to occur on a continuous basis. New, baby hair typically pushes out older hair as the natural cycle progresses.
Bernedoodles come in a variety of shades and types of coats. Phantom Doodles are a unique blend of black and grey. Additional coat colors include: Tricolor, Merle, Sable, Brindle, Black & White, Black, White, and Black
Straight Coat: Flat and straight that closely resembles a Bernese mountain dog.
Straight/Wavy Coat: Straight with a slight wavy.
Wavy Coat: Lush thick hair with waves running through. This is the most common coat type in our Bernedoodle program.
Curly Coat: This coat tends to resemble a Poodle.
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Let’s face it, anyone who has enjoyed the love of a dog in their life knows how tricky dog hair can be. It often seems to go unnoticed until the most inopportune time; suddenly making itself visible on your favorite coat as you are rushing out the door!
Bernedoodles with straight hair is very rare. Typically the straighter the coat is, the higher chance it will shed.
If you have a Bernedoodle with straight hair, brushing your bernedoodle twice a week will make the shedding far less noticeable. All Bernedoodles should be brushed at least once a week to prevent matting. You'll also want to have your Bernedoodle's hair clipped every 6-12 weeks (depending on the coat type) either by yourself, or a professional groomer.
Bernedoodles feel secure and calm when surrounded by their owner’s unique scent. This is why they often pick your favorite sweater or clothes to snuggle up on. Even the well-trained dogs will eventually try to make their way onto the couch, your bed or your recliner when you are not looking or away from home. Perhaps you are a dog-friendly household that welcomes canine snuggles on the furniture. Either way, dog hair can be a nightmare to clean up at times.
Check the lineage. If the least amount of shedding is one of your top requirements for health reasons, be sure to speak directly with the breeder and review the family history. Unfortunately, some breeders may tell you what you want to hear in order to guarantee a quick sale. Do your research and talk several references before deciding on a breeder.
You and your doctor need to make this decision. Depending on the severity of your allergies you may need allergy shots. Allergy shots from your medical doctor may help. It’s important to get a medical diagnosis and not just assume it’s the pet. Once you identify the culprits it may be easier to get a handle on how to manage your allergies—while keeping the furry love of your life in your heart and home. Many people that suffer from allergic reactions to saliva own Berendoodles. If you are set on a Bernedoodle and are allergic to dog saliva, I would recommend getting a tiny Bernedoodle to reduce the amount of saliva your dog will produce. Here are three ways you can reduce the chances of having an allergic reaction to your Bernedoodle.
1.Wear an old shirt or smock to play and cuddle with your pet, and then change clothes and wash your hands and face. That rinses off allergens that otherwise you carry with you.
2.Create a "pet-free zone" such as the bedroom, and make it off-limits to the pet. That gives you eight or more hours a day of reduced exposure.
3.Wash your hand after being in contact with your pet. Wash leashes and bedding regularly.