Ask the Vet | 14 Dog Breeds Good for Human Allergies

IMG_1943If your family wants a dog but human allergic reactions are a concern, there are dogs good for allergies. Hypoallergenic dogs come in all sizes and activity levels suitable for any family. Low-allergy dogs do not shed, they will need to be clipped regularly but they are not dander-free. Even hairless dogs shed skin occasionally, so proper grooming and hygiene will still need to be addressed. Consult your allergist before bringing a new dog home. They will be able to make recommendations to help keep your reaction to dog-related allergens to a minimum.

14 Dogs Good For Allergies

•Chinese Crested
•Shih Tzu
•Yorkshire Terrier
•Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
•Bedlington Terrier
•Kerry Blue Terrier
IMG_1945•Portuguese Water Dog
•Irish Water Spaniel
• “Doodle” Dogs

Recently, “doodle” dogs have become popular. These are hybrid crosses of certain popular breeds mixed with the hypoallergenic poodle. Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are among the best known. These dogs should be obtained from reputable breeders that breed for the specific low-allergy trait.

Hope this helps as we have several people in Macau with allergies to dogs
Till next week,
Dr Ruan

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