Based on reported cases of different kinds of allergies, many breeds are considered to be susceptible to suffering from Atopic allergies, as they are more frequently affected by skin allergies and infections than others. However, no dog of pure or mixed breed is free from developing them.
Among those pure breeds we can find:
Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Dalmatians, Poodle, Boxer, Terriers, especially West Highland White Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Irish Setter, English Setter, Shih Tzu, Pug, Shar Pei and Lhasa Apso.
Atopic dermatitis is an allergic reaction to certain substances present in the air when inhaled or absorbed when in contact with the skin. It occurs most frequently between the first and third year of a pup’s life and, although it may affect all breeds, some of them are more prone to allergic reactions.