Non Allergenic Dogs - Best Breeds

Non Allergenic Dogs – Best Breeds

By: - Pets - September 26, 2011
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If you are a pet lover but you have allergies, you may want to consider looking at non allergenic dogs. These dogs, though not exactly 100 %non allergy causing, are less likely to cause allergic reactions than other dog breeds. There is no dog breed that is totally allergy free and many people are scammed into believing there are.  Don’t fall for the hype and spend $1000s, as it is just not true. That being said, there are several hypoallergenic dog breeds that you may have luck with.

One thing to keep in mind when looking for non allergenic dogs is that every person’s allergies are not the same and what works for a friend or family member may not work for you. Remember, none of these hypoallergenic dog breeds are 100% free of allergens.

The obvious choices for non allergenic dogs are hairless dog breeds. The American Hairless Terrier and and Chinese Hairless are the two most popular breeds. Since they have no hair, they have little to no dander, which is the common cause of allergies. Though you will get less dander, you cannot eliminate dander completely as it comes from the skin. Hairless dogs need special care as well, such as keeping them warm enough in winter and protecting them from sunburn in the summer.

If you are looking for smaller hypoallergenic dog breeds, try the Bischon Frise and Maltese. Though these dogs do have hair, the hair they have is not like most other dogs hair. Both have rather silky hair and don’t have nearly as much shedding and dander as other dogs their size.

For medium sized dogs, the Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier may be a good choice. Not only are they great dogs with silky hair like the Maltese, they are smart and excellent family dogs. Another good choice for a medium dog is the Puli.  With very unusual hair that looks like dreadlocks, they are extremely adaptable, do well in many living situations and love daily walks or jogs.

Large hypoallergenic dog breeds include the Labradoodle and Giant Schnauzer. Both have curly, silky hair that does not often shed. If you are looking to get a Labradoodle for the hypoallergenic quality, make sure it is a reputable breeder and does not have too much Labrador in them.

Finding a good hypoallergenic dog should not be something that is done in a day or two. You should always do your research before settling on a dog for you or your family.

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