Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

hypoallergenic dog breeds

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

There are many individuals who feel allergic from dogs, and this is the reason why they do not prefer owing one. But these days, to overcome such problematic phase, there exist a hypoallergenic dog breed which in comparison to other breeds is quite is compatible for allergic persons. Basically, the significant allergens in dogs are the proteins that are found in their dander and saliva. And therefore production of the allergen varies depending upon the breed of dogs.

In simpler words, hypoallergenic dog breeds can also be defined as one that provokes fewer allergic reactions in allergy sufferers. Dogs of such breed generally shed less hair and dander and are therefore considered hypoallergenic. But then at the same time, this does not mean that such a breed consists of hairless dogs, because even hairless dogs can produce enough dander to affect a highly allergic person. People suffering from severe allergies and asthma might get affected from hypoallergenic dog breed as well.

A List of Non-Allergenic Dogs

There are many people who feel allergic from dogs and this is the reason why they prefer owing hypoallergenic dogs. However, there exists no dog which is absolutely non-allergenic. Even those of hairless, single coat or non-shedding produce a small amount of dander. Therefore, for individuals being highly allergic to dogs, it is better to stay away from them entirely. Those with mild symptoms can think of owing one, but that too prior having several visits to home or families owing that breed you want to have. Getting familiar with the smell and other aspects of dog is important. There are few non-allergenic dogs that can be considered by those mild allergic individuals.

  • Airedale Terrier
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Chinese Crested – Hairless and Powderpuff
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintle)
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid (Hairless)
  • Poodles
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Schnauzer
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier