Hypoallergenic dogs are great for people who have pet allergies. Luckily, there are many hypoallergenic Poodle mixes. The Poodle is a low-shedding dog that originated in Germany. The dog breed has many coat colors, including white, black, grey, blue and brown. In addition, there are many Poodle mixes. This is because Poodles are the most popular non-allergenic dog breed.
Poodle mixes are called Doodles. Doodles come in all sizes, coat types and colors. Poodles have a single coat that is low shedding. This coat is composed of curly hair that, like human hair, grows continuously. As a result, Poodles and some mixes need regular bathing, brushing and shaving of hair/ fur.
Moreover, there are small, medium and big Poodle crossbreed dogs. This is because the Poodle breed has three distinct sizes (Toy, Miniature and Standard) and the breeds used to create the Poodle mixes are of varying sizes as well.
For example, the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large dog breed. A cross between this dog and the Standard Poodle results in one of the most hypoallergenic Poodle mixes, the Bernedoodle. Bernedoodles can grow to be big dogs, depending on the genetic composition of each puppy.
Poodle Cross Dogs: Best Hypoallergenic Poodle Mixes for People with Allergies
The following are some of the best hypoallergenic Poodle mixes that shed the least and produce low amounts of the major dog allergens, Can f 1 and Can f 2.
1. Golden Retriever Poodle mix (Goldendoodle)
Goldendoodles are one of the most popular Poodle mixes. This hypoallergenic Poodle cross dog is the offspring of two popular dogs, Poodles and the non-hypoallergenic Golden Retriever. Golden Retrievers are wonderful dogs – friendly, intelligent and reliable.
There are many generations of Goldendoodles, including F1, F2 and F3 Goldendoodles. Moreover there are smaller versions of Goldendoodles that are called Miniature/ Mini Goldendoodle. These are obtained by crossing Tiny or Miniature Poodles with the Golden Retriever.
2. Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle mix (Bernedoodle)
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, outdoor breed that has his origins in Switzerland. They are working dogs who were bred to herd cattle, pull carts and guard properties. These dogs are intelligent, obedient and make good companions – but are not hypoallergenic.
Consequently, the Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle mix will inherit the best of both breeds – intelligence, obedience, versatility and are great companions.
3. Labrador Poodle mix (Labradoodle)
Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers are similar dogs. But the Labrador has a shorter and straighter coat. In addition, both Retrievers have a double coat.
However both Retrievers are very popular dogs and crossing them with a Poodle enables allergic people to have a low-shedding version of these dog breeds.
4. Bichon Frise Poodle mix (Poochon)
Bichon Frise, like the Maltese, are small white fluffy dogs – but the Bichon Frise is slightly bigger than a Maltese. They are hypoallergenic as well. Bichon Frise also resemble a white Poodle.
Poochon are therefore one of the best hypoallergenic Poodle mixes. Bichon Frise Poodle mix dogs are intelligent, playful and cheerful – but can be feisty sometimes!
5. Pomeranian Poodle mix (PomaPoo)
Pomeranian dogs are a toy breed that belong to the wolf-like, Spitz group. Also called the Pomapoo, the Pomeranian Poodle mix brings together the non-hypoallergenic Pomeranian and the hypoallergenic Toy Poodle. This results in small dogs that are intelligent, compact, playful and affectionate.
Pomeranian are fluffy dogs. As a result, some Pomapoo will inherit this cuddly, fluffy coat.
6. Shih Tzu Poodle mix (Shih-Poo)
Shih Tzu are the perfect companion dog that were bred to be lap dogs in ancient China. They are small, intelligent, low-shedding, fluffy and alert dogs. They are great watch dogs (alarm dogs). This is due to their alertness and keen sense of hearing.
But their toy size means they aren’t good guard dogs. The Shih Tzu Poodle mix (Shih-Poo) is a mix between two hypoallergenic dog breeds. As a result, Shih-Poo puppies are great for people who have allergies.
7. Dachshund Poodle mix (Doxiepoo)
Dachshund are one of the cutest dogs you will ever see. They are also known as the sausage/ wiener dog due to their short legs and long bodies – just like a four-legged sausage! But this cute hound dog is not a hypoallergenic breed.
Dachshund are devoted and fearless dogs that were developed to hunt badgers. And they love to cuddle. Doxiepoo inherit the best of both parent breeds and some Dachshund Poodle mix puppies are hypoallergenic.
8. Yorkie Poodle (Yorkipoo)
The Yorkie Poodle mix is the result of mating a Poodle with one of the smallest hypoallergenic dog breeds, the Yorkshire Terrier. Yorkshire Terriers are tiny. But they are brave and intelligent dogs that were originally good for getting get rid of rats, foxes and badgers.
Yorkies are great companion dogs that are great for the whole family. Yorkipoo are bigger than a Yorkie, and like both parent breeds are hypoallergenic.
9. German shepherd Poodle mix (Shepadoodle)
Security is one of the main benefits of owning a dog. Shepadoodles, like their parent the German Shepherd, are great guard dogs. They are also intelligent and easy to train. But German shepherd Poodle mix are very active and need a lot of exercise and enough space to play.
10. Husky Poodle mix (Siberpoo)
Siberpoo are a mix between the shedding Siberian Husky and the Poodle. Siberian Huskies are highly intelligent but require a lot of maintenance. The wolf-like dog has a thick double coat and is gentle and friendly. Siberpoo are big and agile dogs who may be hypoallergenic depending on which parent they inherit most genes from.
11. Maltese Poodle mix (Maltipoo)
Maltese are a hypoallergenic toy breed from Europe. These white fluffy dogs are intelligent, affectionate, docile, playful and active. They are tiny but fearless. The Maltese Poodle mix are hypoallergenic like their parent breeds. Maltipoo are a great choice for anyone with mild or severe pet allergies.
12. Schnauzer Poodle mix (Schnoodle)
Schnauzers, like Poodles, come in three distinct sizes. These are Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzer. They are also hypoallergenic – Giant Schnauzer are one of the large non-shedding dog breeds.
The Schnauzer breed is intelligent, obedient and fearless. The excellent ratters have a unique look, complete with a mustache! Consequently, your Schnauzer Poodle mix should be one of the cutest hypoallergenic Poodle cross dogs.
13. Basenji Poodle mix (Basenjipoo)
The hypoallergenic Basenji are medium in size and have a unique characteristic: Basenji dogs don’t bark. They yodel. These dogs are from Central Africa, especially the regions around Congo and Sudan.
Basenji Poodle mix are non-shedding and may inherit the short, smooth coat of the Basenji. Basenjipoo are rare to find. But they are a great choice for any allergy sufferer who needs a medium-to-big size outdoor or hunting dog breed.
Best Poodle Crossbreed Dogs
While Poodles are hypoallergenic, Poodle mixes are not always non-shedding. Some of the best hypoallergenic Poodle mixes are the result of crossing the Poodle with another hypoallergenic breed such as the Shih Tzu, Maltese, the white and fluffy Bichon Frise, Samoyed and the African barkless dog (Basenji).
In addition there are several ways to reduce the risk of having pet allergies.
- Have pet-free rooms and locations within your home
- Wash your hands after coming into contact with your pets.
- Bathe, brush and clip/ shave your dog’s coat regularly
- Avoid getting licked by dogs and cats. This is because most dog and cat allergens are found in their saliva
- Invest in a good air filter/ purifier. This will remove most of pet dander that your pets will shed
- Cover your bed, mattresses, pillows and furniture whenever your pets are in the house
- Make sure your dog spends enough time outdoors. This is also good or your pet’s health since dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors have get enough physical exercise
It is recommended that you spend time with the dog breed that you intend to own, especially if you have allergies. This is because even the non-shedding breeds such as these hypoallergenic Poodle mixes can cause allergic reactions in some people but be okay for others.