Thursday, 27 February 2014

Best Dog Breeds for People with Allergies


I am not a pet owner, but I do understand there are people who are allergic to dogs but yet still want to have one. In my post "Does Hypoallergenic Pets Exists?", I mentioned that there is actually no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic pet. Do not fall for the hype of hypoallergenic pets! That said, there are some dog breeds which are better for people with allergies than others. Here are a few of them:

Bichon Frise: It has easy to maintain curly coats that produce little dander

Labradoodle: Those with wool coat may not pick up as much outdoor allergens as other breeds

Schnauzers: Known to produce less dander

Poodle, Maltese: These dogs either come in toy breed or are tiny. A smaller dog is likely to produce less allergens.

Xloloitzcuintli: Some of them are hairless and others have short coat.

Portuguese water dog: Suited for outdoor living with its waterproof coat and webbed feet, it need not stay indoors with you all the time, which will aggravate your allergies.


While the dog breeds listed here are known to be better for those suffering from allergies, this does not mean that it will not cause any allergies. This is because the allergens - pet dander or saliva cannot be totally eliminated. Here are some tips to cope with pet allergies at home.