Hypoallergenic Dogs – Is This Your Dog?

Hypoallergenic Dogs – Is This Your Dog?

When we talk about hypoallergenic dogs, we mean that they have less or reduced tendency to cause allergies or allergic reaction among allergy sufferers.

It is estimated that about 10% of the US population is allergic to animals (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology). Symptoms of reactions can range from watery eyes to dangerous asthma attacks.

The problem is not the pet’s fur. The cause is dander, or the microscopic flakes of dead skin (similar to but much smaller than dandruff on the human scalp) that pets constantly shed. They are so small that you rarely know they are circulating in the air or lying on the furniture and carpets because they are so small.

Here is a list of hypoallergenic dogs. If I missed any, I apologize.

  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Basenji
  • Border terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Chinese crested (hairless)
  • Havana
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Maltese
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Shih Tzu
  • Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Spanish water dog
  • Standard poodle
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • tibetan terrier
  • Toy poodle
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Hairy Fox Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Please remember that no dog is 100% hypoallergenic and also that allergy sufferers react differently to each individual dog breed. For West Highland Terrier owners like myself, the news is good. They are considered good for allergy sufferers, with relatively low dander (ranked number 7). However, you should be reminded that one person’s allergies can vary greatly from another. It is always advisable to visit the home of the dog you want to have before bringing it home. I hope you found this article useful for you

Much health and happiness

(Disclaimer: Any information contained on this site relating to various medical, health and fitness conditions of Westies or other animals and their treatment is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace advice provided by your veterinarian . You should not use the information contained herein to diagnose the health of any animal. You should always consult and verify with your own veterinarian or veterinarian.)

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