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Developing an allergy to the dog

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misdee Mon 30-Sep-13 21:18:08

I have a labradoodle. A beautiful boy, who is currently sporting a full poodle type coat, but also sheds like hell. Unfortunately I am now suffering itchy eyes, runny nose, and generally itching.

It's been awful lately, and I know it's because I have let his coat grow in fully.

Would it be really bad to keep a doodle coat permatntly short just so we can actually keep him without me suffering? He is my dog and I can't bear to part with him even if I suffer.

LadyTurmoil Mon 30-Sep-13 21:27:24

Don't see any problem with keeping dog clipped short... but I'm sure more experienced owners will come along and give you their views smile Just shows that all these over-priced non-shedding breeds are bullshit

Blackpuddingbertha Mon 30-Sep-13 21:28:21

Our doodle is happier short and very much easier to manage all round and less scared of going into brambles in case of the Velcro effect

mistlethrush Mon 30-Sep-13 21:28:57

No problem with keeping it short - except that he might need a coat in the cold, but that is much easier to sort than an allergy (my dog has no issue with her waterproof in the winter)

misdee Mon 30-Sep-13 21:31:42

Ah he is a poor excuse for a non-shedding breed ;)

Will invest in a coat for him, and look forward to him looking like a Labrador ;)

misdee Mon 30-Sep-13 21:33:40

He s three years old and done all his coat changes, I hope. So looks like I'm stuck with an allergy.

SnakeyMcBadass Tue 01-Oct-13 11:36:24

No problem to keep the coat short. I have a non-shedding cockapoo who's coat is pure poodle. I am aiming to keep his coat under 3" at all times because matting and picking up debris every five seconds is a right PITA for me and him.

misdee Thu 17-Oct-13 22:05:03

he was shaved last week.

I am feeling a bit better, my eyes don't itch as soon as I enter the house now. have stopped sneezing, and don't feel itchy.

groomer is now booked for every 4 weeks to keep his coat short.

where is the best place to get a dog winter coat from? small lab sized.

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 18-Oct-13 07:37:25

I keep my cockapoo really short at shorn sheep at the shortest and about half an inch at the longest. I have a lot of clients who have labradoddles and cockapoos they all end keeping theirs the same.

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