What is the hypoallergenic dog?
Hypoallergenic dogs simply have dogs with predictable, non-shedding hairs. You’ll be more exposed to pet dander the more your dog sheds. If you have allergies to dogs, pet dander can attach to your hair.
Up to 10% of Americans are allergic, so you don’t have to be the only one who has trouble breathing when you enter a home with dogs.
Even if your allergy isn’t severe, there may be times when you have reactions to dogs. For example, my allergies were not present in my childhood and I only experienced problems with Buster at certain times of the year.
Hypoallergenic dog breeds
Remember that not all dogs are hypoallergenic. Even a tiny amount of dander can trigger severe allergies. Because of their hypoallergenic (non-shedding) coat, the following dogs are often considered to be good for allergy sufferers.
Afghan Hounds are quiet, calm dogs that require regular exercise and grooming. To keep their coat healthy and clean, make sure you bathe and brush them at least twice per week.
American Hairless Terrier
American Hairless Terriers are friendly, intelligent and lively. This breed doesn’t require much exercise. They can enjoy indoor and outdoor playtime, as well as regular walks. You should bathe your dog regularly and take special care of their nails.
Bedlington Terriers, gentle and loving dogs, don’t require much exercise other than regular walks or indoor playtime. They are hypoallergenic, so don’t be alarmed by their wooly coat.
Bichon Frises will make a loving, gentle, and playful companion. If you decide to adopt a Bichon Frise, make sure you keep up with your grooming. Their hair doesn’t shed. It just grows. So if you don’t take care of it enough you can start to see matting.
Chinese Crested – Think “How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days” – is a dog that loves to be around people. If you have wild children, be careful when handling small dogs.
Giant Schnauzers can be intelligent dogs and will protect you and your family instinctively. They require a lot of exercise, but will happily do anything that keeps them busy.
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Water Spaniels are intelligent and strong, so they need to be exercised a lot. Their double, water-repellent coat is a must. Make sure you brush it every two weeks.
Kerry Blue Terrier
Kerry Blue Terriers live up to their name. They are lively and love people. They enjoy exercise and being with their family. Regularly trim their hair.
A Maltese will not know their size. This is a dog that is playful, brave and eager to find new adventures. To prevent matting, you will need to brush their long hair every day.
Miniature Schnauzers make great watch dogs. They are smart, happy, and can adapt to many environments. Their coat will need to be trimmed regularly.