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    Hypoallergenic Dogs - A List

    Many people across the world and the USA have allergies that dogs can activate. The common thing which causes allergies with pets is something called Dander. Dander can be described as flakes of skin in an animal's fur or hair. Although there is no dog breed that is 100% hypoallergenic, there are many which shed less hair, thus making it easier to cope with. 

     The full list of hypoallergenic dogs are:

    • Affenpinscher
    • Afghan Hound
    • American Hairless Terrier
    • Barbado da Terceira
    • Barbet
    • Bedlington Terrier
    • Bichon Frise
    • Bolognese
    • Chinese Crested
    • Coton de Tulear
    • Giant Schnauzer
    • Irish Water Spaniel
    • Kerry Blue Terrier
    • Lagotto Romagnolo
    • Löwchen
    • Maltese
    • Miniature Schnauzer
    • Peruvian Inca Orchid
    • Miniature Poodle
    • Standard Poodle
    • Toy Poodle
    • Portuguese Water Dog
    • Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka
    • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
    • Standard Schnauzer
    • Xoloitzcuintli
    • Yorkshire Terrier

    As you can see, there are many dogs which are easier to look after if you happen to have any allergies to do with dogs or fur etc.

    How To Help With Your Dog Allergy

    One way to cope if you have an allergy around dogs is to minimise contact. It may help if you limit your dog to certain rooms. Not allowing your dog into the bedroom may help because even though the dander may still travel through rooms, it will considerably lower this if the dog isn’t allowed into certain rooms.

    Another tip is to not let your furry friend on the couch. The hair and dander can build up if your dog is regularly on the couch, so it may be best to try and avoid how often they do this.

    Although dogs don’t typically enjoy spending hours outside away from family, they can be outside multiple times a day. This may be an idea to help with giving the dog time outside, but also means some of their dander will end up outside too; not indoors.

    Another option is to make sure you regularly wash and clean your dog's bedding and other things they may use a lot. Regular cleaning means that the hair and dander again won’t build up and it also keeps the house looking more clean too. Two birds with one stone!

    One important piece of advice is to give your dog a regular bathe and brush session. Certain dog breeds need to be brushed at least once a week so make sure you do this too if your dog needs it. Keeping them clean will also prevent infections and build up of smell so it helps for multiple things too!

    As usual though, make sure you do research for any breed you’re thinking about getting so you can find out how much grooming they need, if any. However, if you know you’re extremely allergic to dogs, but are still wanting one, a breed from our list above may be the best choice!