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Hypoallergenic Dogs: 5 Perfect Companions For Allergic People With Huge Love Of Animals

November 26, 2019 16:23

Are you an avid dog person, but suffer from dog allergy? Well, you are not alone in your misfortune. According to studies, about 10% of the people in the US are allergic to pets. Thankfully, there are some dog breeds that are considered hypoallergenic and more suitable for people suffering from allergies induced by the dog’s hair or dander.

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Therefore, a hypoallergenic dog simply means a dog that is less likely to cause a reaction. It does not mean the dog is totally allergy safe. Where the confusion lies, is that many think allergy sufferers are allergic to the hair found on the dog. This is not the case.

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So, here’s the list of hypoallergenic dogs breeds or dogs that don't shed:

Maltese

Your bed should be off-limits if you have a dog allergy. Letting a dog sleep with you is one of the worst things you can do for your allergy symptoms. Yet, tiny, toy breeds like the Maltese might work !

Poodle

Poodles are ranked as one of the most playful and intelligent dog breeds.

Yorkshire Terrier

Another fun, loveable, and hypoallergenic pint-sized pooch is the Yorkshire Terrier.

Schnauzer

The Schnauzer is a dog breed type that originated in Germany during the 14th century. The schnauzer is known to produce less dander than other breeds, which would also make your daily cleaning easier.

Bichon Frise

Bichon frise dogs are often recommended for people with dog allergies because of their easy-to-maintain coats that produces little dander, making it another great hypoallergenic dog.

With the growing instances of children and adults suffering from pet allergies, the popularity of hypoallergenic dogs has been increasing in the last years. Having a dog allergy does not necessarily mean that you can’t enjoy the loving company of a four-legged friend. But adopting a hypoallergenic dog can make life so much easier on you and on your family too.

Taking extra steps to minimize exposure to dander and other allergens allows people with allergies the chance to enjoy the unparalleled companionship of man’s best friend.


This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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