Every dog has dander, even if it has a non-shedding coat. Cockapoos are a low-shedding breed, not no-shedding. Every dog has a different dander count. Some crossbreeds have lower dander counts than others. The majority of non-shedding and low-shedding breeds tend to have dander counts that are lower than breeds that shed. Cockapoos are a mix of a non-shedding breed and a low-shedding breed. This will usually make for a non-shedding Cockapoo with a lower dander count. However, even the shedding Cockapoos have dander counts that are lower.
You can get a specific kind of Cockapoo for allergy sufferers called a F1b. The F1B is a term used in reference to puppies that are produced from a Poodle and a Cockapoo. F1b might also be used to refer to puppies that are made from a Cocker Spaniel and a Cockapoo. That kind clearly wouldn’t be the best option for an allergy sufferer.
It is possible to control dander by keeping your dog and home washed, groomed, and very healthy. You have to give your Cockapoo the best diet that money can buy. If you can get him a raw diet, that is optimal. It is also recommended to do a grain-free diet too. You can control your dander reaction by making sure you stay healthy as well, and keeping your immune system in good condition.
There is some indication that you can get less bothered by dog dander over time, and that is a good thing for people who love Cockapoos. These dogs are already low-shedding, and the fact that they don’t have a lot of dander to begin with makes them a great dog for people who are allergic to dogs in the first place. It’s sometimes a good idea to introduce children to dogs with low dander counts when they’re young. It can kind of be like a gentle inoculation to allergens that come up later in life. There are a number of life lessons that you can learn while growing up with a small companion dog.
If you can afford to get a great dog, because you’re rolling in the dough, then consider purchasing the high-end crossbreed, the Cockapoo. Even if you’re allergic, it has a very low dander count, and it will be a great friend for many years to come.