Here Is Information On Hypoallergenic Dogs

By Ronald Bailey

It is true that interaction with animals of any kind, including pets and domestic animals carries some risk of contracting diseases. An example of these diseases is allergy. Many pets, especially cats and dogs cause a lot of allergic reaction in some people because of their coats. Hair and fur fall off the animals through shedding and can cause allergy in some people. This is what Hypoallergenic dogs entail.

Different breeds of animals experience different levels of shedding. There are certain canines that do not shed their coat or the shedding is very minimal. Such dogs are known as non-shedding canines. There is no breed of dogs that is completely hypoallergenic. However, the shedding is high in some breeds than in others. Breeds that shed their coats to a minimal extent are very popular.

Very few breeds of canines are available to be chosen from by people who are allergic to dog hair. This makes such people to go for breeds that they do not like because they do not have much option. This can be very inconveniencing, especially in cases where one has to buy a terrier when in the real sense they prefer German Shepherds and similar work dogs.

One can choose to buy a breed that sheds its coat, but observe certain measures to ensure that the shedding does not cause a lot of effects on the owner. For instance, ensuring that the dog never enters the bedroom or other rooms where one frequents can help to keep their hair out. If the weather is favorable, the pet should be kept outside in a kennel so that it does not bring its dander indoors.

Dander and dead hair on the pet can also be removed by regularly bathing and grooming the animal. A week should not pass without bathing the dog. However, doing this adversely affects the dog because important oils on its body are removed by water and soap. One can also decide to install a floor that does not require the installation of a carpet as an alternative approach. If one cannot avoid a carpet, then they have to make sure that it is washed regularly.

If the above-mentioned options do not work or are not good enough, one can choose from the many dog breeds that are considered hypoallergenic. These breeds include Havanese, Bichon Frise, West Highland White Terrier, Poodle (Toy, Miniature, and Standard), Portuguese Water Dog, and Brussels Griffon. Other non-shedding breeds include Shih Tzu, Chinese Creasted, Maltese Terrier Scottish Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Labradoodle, and Schnauzer (Miniature and Standard).

Some breeders take advantage of the fact that the dog breeds named above are non-shedding to exaggerate their prices. That is why one will find most of the canines named above selling at a comparatively higher market price. Thankfully, the supply of these canines is high and that helps to keep the price at a reasonable level.

Measures to reduce dander and hair in the home should highly be observed even if one buys a non-shedding breed. The canines are very common nowadays because of the fact that they are hypoallergenic. Some of them are only popular because they do not shed their coat.

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