Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
Hypoallergenic dog breeds
are those which are compatible with persons who are allergic to dogs. In other words, they are breeds that result in a reduced allergenic reaction. However, no dog is 100% non-allergenic and non-allergic breeds of dogs simply do not exist.
This will be a great option for dog lovers who are worried about their allergic reactions. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology about 10% of the U.S. population is allergic to animals. It is no wonder that there are so many people who would like to keep a best friend for their home if they could just avoid that particular allergic reaction. Hypoallergenic dog breeds are what they are looking for.
Here is the list of potentially hypoallergenic breeds of dog:
- Bedlington Terrier
- Border Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Coton de Tulear
- Chinese Crested
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintle)
- Portugese Water Dog
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Shih Tzu
- Italian Greyhound
- Yorkshire Terrier
Some people who are severely allergic to dogs may not be comfortable with hypoallergenic dogs. It depends on person to person and each person has a unique allergic threshold.
True pet allergy test
is recommended to know the breed suitable for the person. Hypoallergenic dogs are to be decided after spending some time with them.
Some tips if you are allergic:
- Choose the dog which suits your temper and fits your lifestyle
- While purchasing hypoallergenic dogs see if the dog breeder has a return policy. This will help you space and time to check its effect on your body.
- Keep the dog well groomed and do not neglect it just because it is a hypoallergenic dog
- Keep medications on hand in case you have an allergic attack
More Information on Top Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
All cross breeds and varieties of poodle are suitable for allergy patients. The endearing qualities of poodle include high energy, watchfulness, smartness and a pleasing nature. The poodle has a dense coat, which can be wavy and soft, or coarse and woolly. The breed is thought to be non-shedding, but still needs careful grooming. Poodles must be given regular baths and their toes need to be clipped every two months.
The types include giant, miniature and standard schnauzers. This breed is loyal, alert, intelligent, with a great ability to smell well. The coat is easy to maintain, but needs to be clipped regularly. The undercoat should be brushed daily. This breed does not have a smelly odor and sheds only a little.
Portuguese Water Dog:
Its qualities are loyalty, high energy, love of water, affection towards kids, intelligence and friendliness. The hair is curly or wavy or both. The coat needs to be clipped every eight weeks.