There are a number of threads on the topic, some fairly recently. It seems the experience varies. Perhaps someone with more direct experience can chime in.I've seen multiple posts in this forum of people allergic and as someone who suffers from dog allergies, it's very concerning.
I thought I'd be okay with poodles because I'm okay with the "hypoallergenic" dogs I've met (westie, havanese, and shih tzu). I didn't get hives from petting these dogs, and I didn't get breathing problems from being near them either.
I only had short interactions with these dogs, though. The longest has been a few hours in a havanese house and I was completely okay. I'm worried that living with a dog will be a different story.
On the other hand, I would constantly have sleepovers with a friend whose dog (dachshund) I was very allergic to. It sucked to have constant allergies, but I learned to bear it. I'm also hoping that if I am allergic to poodles, exposure over time will help. If all else fails, I may visit an allergist, but I'm not sure if insurance covers that.
I would really, really love to have a poodle but I'm worried about potential allergies. Does anyone have experience with poodle allergies, or a lack thereof if you're allergic to other dogs?