One of the advantages of owning a Cockapoo is that they are hypoallergenic dogs; this means they are less likely to cause an allergic reaction in humans. By bringing a hypoallergenic dog into your household you are reducing the risk of the dog triggering an allergic reaction.
Allergies to dogs are most commonly caused by a reaction to the dander (dead skin cells) that the dog produces, and not to the fur itself. The dander and saliva sticks to the dog’s fur and is released during the normal shedding process. A hypoallergenic dog, therefore, will be one that produces less dander (or retains it). The poodle has a low dander count and a low-non shedding coat, and these characteristics are inherited by the Cockapoo. Many people with asthma and eczema are therefore able to live closely with a Cockapoo without being troubled by allergic symptoms at all. However, those with allergies would be advised to spend time with an adult Cockapoo to test for an allergic response – we recommend you pay a visit to a breeder if you do not know of anyone with a Cockapoo.
It should be noted that no dog breed is 100% allergy friendly, but the Cockapoo with its low-shedding, low-dander coat comes pretty close.