Labradoodle genome shows it is primarily a poodle
The creator of the breed Australian Labradoodle is planning on making a breed so it will be a hypoallergic service dog. The article from Science daily described that a new study that the new breed would be mainly a poodle. The Australian labradoodle is one of the most popular breeds, so researchers analyzed their genetic variations along its genomes in thousands of locations. What was found is that the breed is primary genetically poodle with minor genetic features from a labrador retriever. This study finds that over a few generations and a few genetic changes that you can breed an hypoallergenic dog. The breed will make it easier for all people with any allergies that need service dogs.
It's interesting how designer breeds, like the Australian Labradoodle, were modified by breeders to be more hypoallergenic across generations by making the crosses mostly poodle. I actually had two poodle mix dogs, both cockapoos (cocker spaniel and poodle cross) and one had more poodle-like fur and the other had straight fur like a cocker spaniel (which was inevitably more rare). Now I know why it's so much more rare to see poodle mixes with the fur of their other breed: to make them more hypoallergenic so that it appeals to more people.ReplyDelete
I thought this article was interesting as making a breed that is hypoallergenic is even possible. Also, it's interesting to see since my family was planning on getting a golden doodle because my mom is allergic to dogs that shed a lot! Also, I agree with Alexis as hypoallergenic dogs are more likely to appeal to people with allergies now that they will be able to have a dog.ReplyDelete