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What You Need to Know About Hypoallergenic Dogs

There are several factors to consider when choosing a hypoallergenic dog. While this type of dog is relatively rare, you can find many dogs at shelters across the United States. The first step is visiting the local shelter to meet some available dogs. This will give you an idea of the different types of dogs and which ones are the most suitable for your family.

Labradoodles

Hypoallergenic Labradoodles are a special breed of dog bred to be hypoallergenic to certain allergens. They are popular companions and excellent therapy dogs. They are naturally hypoallergenic dogs and are also very trainable. The Labradoodle is a great choice for families with children.

Because of their low shedding coats and low pet dander, Labradoodles are often considered allergy-friendly dogs. Some Labradoodle breeding programs focus more on aesthetics than hypoallergenic tendencies, but the Australian Labradoodle is a true hypoallergenic breed.

Poodles

Poodles are one of the most common hypoallergenic breeds. They are available in different sizes, including miniature, standard, and toy varieties. They are smart and versatile and make great family dogs. If you suffer from allergies, you can try adopting a dog from a local shelter or dog park. While no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, Poodles are considered relatively hypoallergenic.

One of the main reasons Poodles are considered hypoallergenic is their non-shedding coat. This means they are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction to your home. People with allergies to pets often react to the proteins found in saliva, dander, and urine. However, because poodle coats do not shed fur, dander from this breed is not as easily detected as other breeds.

Schnauzers

A hypoallergenic Schnauzer may be the right dog for you if you suffer from allergies. This small dog breed originated in Germany in the mid-late 19th century. Its coat is made up of long, straight hair that is hypoallergenic. This makes it a great pet for people with asthma and allergies.

Hypoallergenic Schnauzer is typically non-shedding, and its thick, wiry hair doesn’t trap allergens. Since this coat isn’t a problem for many pet owners, it’s a great choice for people with allergies. Hypoallergenic Schnauzers are also excellent family pets. These dogs are playful, intelligent, and a joy to be around.

Airedales

Airedales are a great choice for hypoallergenic pet dogs. Their hard coat is low-shedding and needs minimal grooming, but it is necessary to trim it regularly to keep it neat. They must have their nails clipped every three weeks, and the owner should brush the dog’s coat once a week. Their ears must be cleaned regularly with a soft cotton ball dampened with solution. Never use a q-tip to clean your dog’s ears; if you see signs of excessive ear infection or discharge, it’s time to take your dog to the vet.

Airedales are excellent guard and watchdog dogs. They bark continuously to warn a household of intruders, and they will attack if they sense a threat. The breed is social but can be destructive if they don’t get enough exercise. If not exercised, they can be aggressive and may chase small animals.

Basenjis

Basenjis are hypoallergenic dogs, which makes them an excellent choice for people with allergies. These dogs were developed from a hunting stock that originated in central Africa. The breed is classified in the primitive and Spitz categories by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). It has an unusually shaped larynx, which produces a yodel-like sound.

While Basenjis are primarily indoor dogs, they also need a good deal of space outdoors. These dogs do not bark, but they can make various other sounds, including yodeling.