If you have a new family or family members with allergies choosing a low-allergy dog could be a consideration.
Here at Scruffs Dog Groomers Harrogate we can groom and care for your dog regadless if they are Hypoallergenic Dogs or not.
Some people are allergic to dog dander, which can be found in the flakes of dead skin, saliva, and urine. Short-haired dogs are not necessarily better choices than long-haired dogs, and shedding of hair is not the real problem. Even though no dog can be guaranteed to not cause allergies, a list of good possibilities includes:
- Bedlington Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Chinese Crested
- Irish Water Spaniel
- Kerry Blue Terrier
- Poodles (Toy, Miniature or Standard)
- Portuguese Water Dog
- Schnauzer (Miniature, Standard or Giant)
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Xoloitzcuintli or Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless)
The Coton De Tulear is a popular yet foreign breed (from Madagascar) that is reported to be great for those who are allergic to dogs.
Care should be taken if choosing a hybrid dog. If both parents are not “hypoallergenic,” the puppy may not be either. Another consideration is the genetic problems in both breeds since the puppy could end up with all of them. One more thing to research is the personality traits of both parents, since you could end up with either one. (A hybrid dog is a cross of two breeds on purpose, and a mixed breed is a dog of unknown heritage. The mixed breed would give even less assurance than a hybrid that the dog would not cause allergies.)