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Question:What dog breeds are good to have if you or a family member have allergies?

I have White West Highland Terriers...they don't shed, but I can feel myself get sneezy if I have my face near their fur for too long. Does anyone have suggestions for dogs that are completely hypoallergenic?

Asked by maggie on 2/11/08 4 Answers»
MatCoulton

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All dogs shed to some degree. Some a crazy amount, some a little. There could be other issues playing against you too. I suggest reading this awesome article on minimal shedding dogs and their background info! Link

Answered by: MatCoulton on 7/15/17
BarkyMark

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You might not just be allergic to the dander. People are often allergic to a protein, called Can f 1, found in their saliva and urine. Here is some more info: Link

Answered by: BarkyMark on 6/7/17
Liam66

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Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog. If you're sensitive enough, you'll react to all pet dander. Check out this list for dogs that shed the least Link

Answered by: Liam66 on 5/19/17
VictoriaB

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I'm not sure what causes people to be allergic to pets, but I do know there are some breeds who don't shed as much as others. Here's a link I found to a site that lists dogs that don't shed much:
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Answered by: VictoriaB on 2/14/08
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