Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hypoallergenic dog

A Hypoallergenic dog breed is a dog breed (or crossbreed) that is alleged to be safer for allergic persons than other breeds, although a New York Times article finds that allergists believe that "all the safe-breed theories are just wishful thinking". Allergists do recognize that at times a particular allergy patient will be able to tolerate a particular dog, but they agree that "the luck of the few with their pets cannot be stretched to fit all allergic people and entire breeds of dogs."

hypoallergenic dog breeds
Affenpinscher Doesn't shed
Airedale Terrier Doesn't shed
American Hairless Terrier No hair/No Dander
Basenji Doesn't shed
Bedlington Terrier Doesn't shed
Bearded Collie Hair pH same as human hair
Bichon Frisé Recommended by AKC for allergy sufferers, along with some other breeds
Bolognese Doesn't shed
Cairn Terrier Sheds little to no fur. However, among the worst breeds for excessive barking, which thus produces saliva and dander.
Chinese Crested Has very little fur, doesn't shed much but still produces saliva and dander
Coton de Tulear Doesn't shed
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Doesn't shed
Doberman Pinscher Dense coat; doesn't shed
Fox Terrier (Wire) Sheds little to no hair. However, among the worst breeds for excessive barking, which thus produces saliva and dander.
Greyhound Short hair, single coat
Goldendoodle Crossbred with poodle, if coat is inherited from the poodle parent it will not shed, if coat is from the Golden Retriever parent, it will shed
Havanese Doesn't shed
Irish Water Spaniel Doesn't shed
Italian Greyhound Short hair, single coat
Kerry Blue Terrier Single-coated, short hair, sheds less
Maltese Doesn't shed
Peruvian Inca Orchid No hair
Poodles of all sizes Doesn't shed.Due to extreme intelligence poodles need proper, consistent training to prevent excessive barking
Poodle hybrid Crossbred -if coat is inherited from the poodle parent it will not shed, if coat is from the other parent, it may shed
Pomeranian Minimal dander due to small size and can be easily washed in the sink
Portuguese Water Dog Doesn't shed
Puli Doesn't shed
Samoyed No dander
Schnauzers of all sizes Short hair, sheds less. However, among the worst breeds for excessive barking, which thus produces saliva and dander.
Scottish Terrier Doesn't shed.
Sealyham Terrier Doesn't shed. Produces less dander.
Silky Terrier Does not shed. Hair will come out when brushed or combed. However, among the worst breeds for excessive barking, which thus produces saliva and dander.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Doesn't shed
Welsh Terrier Doesn't shed
West Highland White Terrier Sheds little to no hair. However, among the worst breeds for excessive barking, which thus produces saliva and dander.
Wolf Hybrid No dander. A wolf's coat is fur, not hair, and there is no smell or body odor to the coat. Also, their skin is thick like cowhide so they don't get fleas or ticks.
Yorkshire Terrier Hair has same pH as human hair. hair will come out when brushed. However, among the worst breeds for excessive barking, which thus produces saliva and dander.
Xoloitzcuintli No hair but still produces saliva and dander

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