10 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Allergies And Pet Ownership

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

If you are among those who are allergic to animals but that love dogs, knowing about hypo-allergenic breeds can help you to find your perfect furry match and enjoy the benefits of dog parenting while minimizing problems.

The American Kennel Club lists the top ten recommended breeds for people with allergies: Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Chinese Crested, Irish Water Spaniels,  Maltese,  Poodles, Portuguese Water Dog, Schnauzers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and Xoloitzcuintli.

Allergies to dogs is a health problem that generally stems from reactions to saliva, urine, coat or dander, and their cause varies from one individual to another according to the person and the dog. In other articles, we already talked about the new researches being conducted in the field of human and animal interactions, which found that early exposure to dogs protect children against future allergies, but there is no scientific evidence of non-allergenic dog breeds.

Nevertheless, even if there is no guarantee that a breed will be innocuous for a given individual in terms of allergies, it is possible to consider some dogs’ characteristics to be associated with a reduced production of the most common allergy agents.

Despite the generalized belief that dog hair is the most common cause of allergies and health problems, the real allergens are the dead cells separated from the skin and retained in the hair, which is a very common occurrence with dogs with dense fur. Therefore, less shedding breeds will produce less dander while those with seemingly matted hair as in curly or wired, will reduce considerably the allergen spreading.

As a general rule, hairless as well as non-moulting dogs with single coated hair are the preferred breeds for those who suffer from allergies. Curly and cord coated dogs naturally form cords that better retain hair and dander reducing the distribution of allergenic agents.

The following are some examples described as the best pets for people with dog allergies because they tend to shed less than other breeds:

Chinese Crested Dog, Xoloitzcuintli, and Peruvian Inca Orchid, Poodles,  Irish Water Spaniel, Portuguese and Spanish Water Dog, Puli, Bergamasco, Bichons, Terriers, Schnauzers, Italian Greyhounds, Basenji, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apsos, and Chihuahuas.

Conversely, some breeds, known for their high dander production, are not advised for allergic people.

10 Million Reasons To Walk Your Dog

Healthy Golden Retriever showing the health benefits of walking your dog - Cosmodoggyland.com
Could dog walking be a million-dollar business? Find the health benefits of walking your dog and learn about a fascinating story about a hidden treasure. […]

Top 10 Dog Breeds For Families With Children

Dog and Boy Walking
Choosing the perfect furry match implies considering temperament, size, demanding care, and energy levels of the dog. Learn which breeds work better with babies, toddlers, and children of any age. […]

Preparing Your Dog For The Arrival Of A Baby

Dog Family Maternity Photos
Pets sense happy or sad situations, sometimes even before humans do. Here are some tips on how to prepare the dog for the baby’s arrival. […]

So You Are Thinking About Having A Dog

Dog Sitting On Grass With Girl
If you are thinking about becoming a dog parent, but you are concerned about certain issues, find out what are the the top five dog ownership barriers and their solutions. […]

5 Tips For Finding The Best Dog For Seniors

Five main aspects to consider when selecting a pet dog for a senior. 5 Tips to help you when searching for the perfect companion that match your lifestyle. […]
3166-tipos-de-alergias-y-el-asma-de-los-ninos copy


1 Comment on 10 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Leave a Reply ● Deje su comentario ● Laissez votre commentaire

%d bloggers like this: