Dogs make awesome companions but they can be the cause of allergies. If you have asthma caused by allergies and are considering getting a dog, there are several things you should consider before welcoming the four-legged friend into your family.
To start with, you need to know that there’s no dog breed that is one hundred percent hypoallergenic. That means that if you have allergies and asthma triggered by pet dander, there’s no breed that is going to be completely safe for you to get. That’s because all dogs create dander. However, there are some breeds that create produce less than others.
Before you take home any dog, take some time to visit a breeder so you can spend time with the dog you’re thinking about bringing into your family. By spending time with the dog, you can see if it causes any problems before you get the dog. It would be a lot better to spend a short amount of time now with the dog, then to discover six months later that you have to give it away because you can’t live with the dog.
Below are 7 best dog breeds for people with allergies which won’t cause you any allergy problems.
American Hairless Terrier
This breed is considered an excellent choice for people with allergy problems. That’s because it doesn’t have any hair and little to no dander. They are smaller than the others described above. They need grooming with a hairbrush for their short coats. They also need to have their hair cut once in a quarter or less, to have a healthy short coat, which then helps you brush their coats, and prevent allergens coming into the home.
The Bedlington Terrier is a described as a dog with the heart of a lion but looks like a lamb. Took a look at their pictures, you’ll to agree that it does look like a sheep. They are full of energy, and love exercise. And it would also get you exercise when you take them out for a walk.
This a white or cream-colored breed, known to be friendly and is described as a charming puffball. It is a dog which likes to jump around, and barks at random, as if it wants to hear its voice
There are two varieties of this breed. One only has hair around its feet, head, and tail. The other has a full coat, but both varieties can come from the same litter.
Irish Water Spaniel
They have very short hair, which, like human males require trimming once in two months. That helps keeping shedding of hair under control, and thereby allergens egress into your home. It’s a friendly dog, that enjoys walking, running around, looking for fun, and likes to swim in more warmer climes during the year.
Portuguese Water Dog
This breed is hardy and muscular, medium-sized dog. It has a single-layered, non-shedding coat that is virtually hypoallergenic. Its a square-proportioned dog with a long head, bushy beard, mustache, and eyebrows.
The name comes from the Mandarin language for lion dog. It’s a small, yet sturdy dog with an ample amount of fur. These dogs have low hair shedding, no undercoats or dander. Additionally, their skin has little dead, skin cells.
If you do have allergies, as stated earlier, it may be advisable to consult with your physician, who can then recommend a Vet. The Vet would be able to tell you about which breeds are best suited for your type of allergy, and accordingly, you should make your choice. Do remember that when choosing a breed, the size of your home would matter quite a bit, because some breeds require space to indulge themselves and expend their energy. Smaller varieties are best suited where the home is small or is an apartment. Larger dogs tend to bark, and that may disturb your neighbors; the smaller ones require less frisky places, and generally, their barking is quite muted, and often, not so much, as the larger ones. Also, you need to take care of their grooming and keeping them clean to keep the allergens lower than what they already have.