Did you know about this difference between non-shedding dogs and ones that are hypoallergenic? If you suffer from allergies, these dogs might fix your problem. Of course, it’s up to you, let’s take a look at the definition of hypoallergenic below.
What Is Hypoallergenic?
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, “as much as 10% of the population in the U.S. is allergic to dogs. While no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, there are a variety of breeds that do well with allergy sufferers. These dogs have a predictable, non-shedding coat which produces less dander. Dander, which is attached to pet hair, is what causes most pet allergies in humans.”
Okay, so you can’t find a 100% allergen free dog, but if they don’t shed it is a good sign their hypoallergenic too. Here are a few to consider.
The Maltese seen above is hypoallergenic and a minimum shedding breed as well.
Bichon Frise Are Non-Shedding Dogs
One infrequent shedder is the breed, Bichon Frise (pronounced BEE-shon Free-ZAY). As you might guess, this breed’s name is French for “fluffy white dog.”
What an appropriate way to describe these charismatic, cheerful, and curious dispositions of softness. Averaging in weight from 12 to 18-pound, these four-legged pieces of cotton are hypoallergenic.
Accordingly, their white, curly coats rarely shed. Therefore, go right ahead, place a bow with some bling on her head as this breed has a tolerance of such things and I’m sure she would love it
Another Breed Of Hypoallergenic Dogs Are The Standard Schnauzers
“Sociable and affectionate, Standard Schnauzers are truly members of their families, and they especially love children,” touts the AKC.
“Out of the three Schnauzers breeds, the medium, or Standard, is the original mold.” Standing 17 to 20 inches tall and weighing in between 35 and 50 pounds, this wiry breed touts a tight-fitting coat of pure black or silver and white. And its elongated-head sets off the breed-specific arched eyebrows and bristly whiskers.
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Is your dog hypoallergenic?