Updated: Feb 22
I often am asked if my Goldendoodles shed, or someone tells me that they have known one that does. This is one of our passions! We only breed for non-shedding Goldendoodles.
We know Genetics.
YES, Some Generations of Goldendoodles can shed! That's why a professional breeder is important.
Often what happens when people end up with shedding Goldendoodles, it's when they say, "Hey! I have a Goldendoodle and my friend has a Goldendoodle! Why don't we breed them together and have cute puppies! Then we can give them away to our friend and family."
Usually people that breed casually have an F1 Goldendoodle and their friend has an F1 Goldendoodle. What they haven't considered is that they both have a Goldendoodle with 1 shedding gene. That means that 50% of the offspring will have 2 shedding genes passed from the Golden Retriever in each of them. It also means that 50% of those puppies will shed buckets like Golden Retrievers. They will look more like a Golden Retriever as well.
Any offspring from an F1xF1 cross will also have the potential to shed. We do DNA testing on our parent dogs, and coat testing is now a great option if we ever need to do this with any of our parent dogs.
You can rest assured, that our puppies are bred for non-shedding, soft, cuddly coats that are best for indoor dogs.