Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
I often get asked questions about hypoallergenic dog breeds and which are they and what to look for.. However I try to make it clear that no research has found any such breed and varies dog by dog. What you must understand about dog dander is it’s similarity to seasonal allergies and how its affects varies from person to person from dog to dog. So what can you do? My best advice would be to seek a dog that doesn’t shed as much as others and see if you are allergic to them. I myself have very bad allergies but seem to have done well with 2 Shih Tzu’s and a Great Dane but seriously allergic to Pitbulls. Your next question would be what are some low shedding dog breeds?
Here are a few I came up with based on a few of my favorite or popular low shedding dogs that sometimes get referred as hypoallergenic dog breeds (but are not) and doing some research on your own is recommended but from mine here is my top ten.
- Shih Tzu
- Spanish Water Dog
- Portuguese Water Dog
- Irish Water Spaniel
There are way’s to reduce allergic reactions from your pets and a few I practice are: bath each dog twice a week, vacuum daily, brush dog hair daily and having dog free rooms. Mix and match to your lifestyle there a quite a few others out there like sprays and bath soap that help reduce allergens just not necessary to my life with dogs.
I hope you found this posting helpful and if so share it with your family and friends.
Jason DM | DogCulture.net