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Q: Is there really such thing as a hypo-alergenic breed?

October 15, 2008 | By Vbspcablog | 15 answers | Expired: 2093 days ago

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and if so what are they?

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Linda C.
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Oct 16, 2008

I grew up in a family with animal allergies and I believe there is no TRUE hypoallergenic breed. All dogs have dander, and that is what causes the allergen. It seems that those who have animal allergies are more sensitive to some animals than others - even those of the same breed. My husband has mild dog allergies and we have had 7 different Labradors in the house over the years. Some he has been fine with, others have really bothered him. Certainly, the non-shedding breeds are LESS allergenic, because they're not blowing hair, and therefore, dander, all over the place on a regular basis, but the dander is still there, and a person with high sensitivity may still be bothered by them. My advice, borrow a dog, or otherwise be around the type of dog an allergic person is thinking of acquiring, before actually purchasing.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Oct 16, 2008

Most dogs with hair not fur, are hypo allergenic. Maltese, Shi Zu,etc.

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Sparky72
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Oct 15, 2008

Another breed that might not bother someone with allergies is a bichon frise. As someone else mentioned Poodles are usually pretty hypo-allergenic and the wheaten terrier. The smaller the dog the most likely you won't be allergic to it! Do your research though before you get one. It would be horrible if you had to give the dog up. And please try your local animal shelter before buying one at a pet store or from a breeder.

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