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Despite all the criticism and objection, the popularity of hypoallergenic mixed breeds of dogs is increasing. Although breeders have been crossbreeding different breeds for decades now, it has become a popular practice to mix different breeds for certain reasons such as improved health and mixed traits. One of them is to cross different breeds with low-shedding dogs to develop a new low-shedding breed with mixed traits.
So, at the moment, there are dozens of mixed breeds with a low-shedding coat and this post contains the 5 most popular of them.
Let’s explore them.
Bernedoodle is a mixture of Bernese mountain dog and Poodle. It is an intelligent, gentle, affectionate, and loyal dog. The Bernedoodle was bred to be the perfect companion for active owners and families with kids. Bernedoodle was first bred by Sherry Rupke in 2013 in Canada and it instantly became a hot cake after its first exposure. Later, Sherry developed a triple-cross- Golden Mountain Doodle which is a mixture of Golden Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, and Poodle.
What made the Bernedoodle more unique and popular?
Well, among other qualities, Bernedoodle has a lower-shedding coat than several other breeds because one of its parent breeds is the Poodle, which is considered as one of the most hypoallergenic dogs. There are several Bernedoodle generations such as F1, F2, F1b, and F2b while it comes in various sizes.
Overall, Bernedoodle is an ideal dog breed for families, especially those with allergies.
The beautiful Goldendoodle is a mixture of jolly Golden Retriever and intelligent Poodle, the perfect combo of good looks, cleverness, playfulness, and affection. This clever blend was developed by Monica Dickens in 1969.
Also known as Groodle, it is full of energy dog and love doing exercise and other activities. It could be your perfect buddy because it loves to be around its human family.
Unlike several other dogs, Goldendoodle has the specialty to become fast friend with children, cats, and other dogs, which make them a perfect family dog.
Just like other low-shedding dogs, Goldendoodles would not create a mess for you on your sofa or carpet, as well as, you won’t be sneezing of their hair and dander. At the moment, Goldendoodle is considered one of the top 10 designer dog breeds in the US.
Zuchon, a small teddy-bear like dog that can fill your life with joy and love. It is a mixture of two small-sized breeds- Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise. This adorable dog is also popular as Teddy Bear Zuchon and Shichon.
This dog can easily be fitted in every home with all types of families. Like its parent breeds, it is a sweet and educable dog while it has all the traits to be an ideal companion. Whether you live in a small apartment or a big house with a yard, this adorable breed will be mingled.
Zuchon loves kids and other pet animals which make them a perfect family dog while their low-shedding coat is a bonus for people with allergies.
The Cavachon is yet another small-sized hypoallergenic which is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise.
The Cavachon dog breed was developed to make an adorable companion dog. It has a very calm, friendly, and jolly personality. It is a very social dog and tends to get along well with the children and other pets.
Cavachons have a very flexible size that can be suited to any living space. Whether you have a small apartment or a house without a yard this dog is a good choice.
Cavachon inherits its low-shedding coat from Bichon Frise which is considered one of the popular low-shedding purebred dogs.
Shih Poo is the mixture of 2 hypoallergenic dog breeds- Shih Tzu and Miniature Poodle, thus, the ratio of a low-shedding coat in Shih Poos are very high, unlike other mixed breeds.
It is an adorable, playful, and energetic dog breed having the ability to become an ideal indoor dog. Shih Poo comes in many colors such as white, tan, and sable while it may have a straight or wavy to curly coat.
Shih Poos love their owners, especially kids and elders, and they prefer to stay around their family. The only problem you could face while having a Shih Poo is that it loves to bark out loud but this problem can be taken care of with proper training and socialization.
Final Thoughts On These Beloved Mixed Breeds
So, these were the 5 most popular hypoallergenic mixed breeds of dogs, but if we dig deep in the dog’s encyclopedias, we would find dozens of pure and mixed breeds with low to no-shedding coats.
In our opinion, if you are a busy owner and cannot manage the time to exercise your fur baby frequently, consider getting a Shih Poo which is among the laziest of these 5. If you can give enough time to your dog and exercise it without any problem, Bernedoodle and Goldendoodle are the best choices. While if you are looking for the best lapdog, Shih Poo and Zuchon are the ideal choices for you.
If you are considering getting a low-shedding dog, try to adopt one from your local shelter where thousands of dogs are waiting desperately to be adopted by loving families. If you are unable to find one, get one from a reputable breeder and not a puppy mill.