What Dogs Are Hypoallergenic?

What Dogs Are Hypoallergenic

You want to know what dogs are hypoallergenic, but first let's answer what does hypoallergenic dog mean

What makes a dog hypoallergenic means that a dog is less likely to cause an allergic reaction, not that they are allergy free. Many people believe that people who are allergic to dogs have to do with a dog's hair. This is not the case. Usually people are allergic to a protein found in the saliva and urine of dogs. The protein is spread to their skin and hair when dog's lick themselves. Dander is the process when a dog sheds old skin cells. These skin cells are also on the hair of dog's which then causes allergies. 

Hypoallergenic dogs shed less which means less exposure to hair with dander. Many types of these dogs have curly hair which decreases shedding and the spread of dander. These dogs are also more likely to have frequent baths and brushing which removes the dander. 

Cross Breeds

Cross breeds between certain breeds are often called designer dogs. These dogs usually are breeds that have less dander, such as the poodle. A Poodle is often bred with other dogs such as the Labrador Retriever, which is called a Labradoodle.  

What type of dogs are hypoallergenic?

What Dogs Are Hypoallergenic
  • Affenpinscher

  • Afghan Hound

  • American Hairless Terrier

  • Basenji

  • Bedlington Terrier

  • Bichon Frise

  • Cairn Terrier 

  • Chinese Crested

  • Coton de Tulear

  • Giant Schnauzer

  • Havanese 

  • Irish Water Spaniel

  • Kerry Blue Terrier

  • Lagotto Romagnolo

  • Lhasa Apso 

  • Maltese

  • Miniature Schnauzer

  • Peruvian Inca Orchid

  • Poodle

  • Portuguese Water Dog

  • Scottish Terrier 

  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

  • Spanish Water Dog

  • Standard Schnauzer

  • Yorkshire Terrier 

  • West Highlander Terrier

  • Wire Fox Terrier

  • Xoloitzcuintli

What is the most hypoallergenic dog?

What Dogs Are Hypoallergenic

There is no one breed of dog or cross breed that would be the best. There has been a lot of studies on this. What has been found is if you are allergic to dog's, then you are allergic to all dog's. However, some dog's cause lots more allergy issues than others.

Your best bet is to try to spend time with some of these different breeds of dogs to see how you feel being around them. Most likely you will have less allergy issues with dogs that shed less and have curly hair. Remember that bathing and brushing also helps to remove dander, which is the cause of the allergies. Cleaning your house also helps with allergy issues.   

 

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