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Best Breeds for Allergic Dog-lovers

According to the 1998 AKC allergy info page the Basenji, Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Chinese Crested., Italian Greyhound, erry Blue Terrier, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier are the best for people that are allergic.
ACHOO! First off, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. There are strategies that can help the afflicted to cope. It’s not the fur that allergy sufferers react to…exactly. Although the fur conveys the real offenders, the dander, the saliva and the urine which in turn carry the canine allergen. The eye reddening protein can stay aloft in the home or alight on the rugs and furniture. The AKC recommends that you visit an allergist. Bathe your dog every week or so (take care not to dry out your dog’s skin). Have an allergy non-sufferer take the pooch outdoors for a good brushing. A good diet prevents the dog’s hair loss and the accompanying dander loss. Make the bedroom off limits. Cover mattresses and cushions with plastic. Do what you can to keep surfaces clean. Air filters and purifiers help. Information provided by

Fast Facts

Why Dogs Need a Lot of Help

  1. Most dog owners “cannot afford the time” it takes to find their dog a new home.
  2. Fewer homes are available because people are busier with less time to walk a dog.
  3. People are often unwilling to provide “foster care” to dogs that have no behavior history
  4. Many believe shelter dogs have behavior problems and therefore are less likely to be adopted.
  5. There are few veterinarians and boarding kennels willing to give animal organizations “free” or substantially discounted kennel space.
  6. There are more available large dogs and their lives are at risk at the shelters because the public is wanting small dogs.
  7. Urban housing restricts the size of the animals in the home and apartments placing more dogs at risk.
  8. Apartments are more strictly enforcing a “no pets” rule or “cats only” rule. There are fewer available homes for dogs.
  9. Real Estate management companies simplify their property management by not allowing pets at all.
  10. Private parties less frequently rent to dog owners.



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Note!Always spay, neuter, microchip, collar and tag your pets.

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