Hypoallergenic Dogs for the Allergy Sufferer
Do you love dogs, but hate the allergies they trigger? Want to own a fluffy pup, but want to avoid the sniffles and sneezes that often go hand in hand with dog ownership? You are in luck as we have a list of four perfect pooches for the allergy sufferer. While no dogs are truly hypoallergenic, there are many breeds that are less likely to trigger your allergies due to either low shedding or a complete lack of shedding. Here is a list of four breeds you might want to check out if looking to bring a dog into your home today.
While a lot of people consider poodles to be the ideal lady’s dogs, this is a versatile smart breed for both man and woman. Born to hunt, you can find poodles in every size and color. Starting with the Toy poodle, averaging 6 to 9 pounds, to the Standard poodle which can weigh up to 70 pounds, these dogs have a coat that does not shed throughout the year. Instead, diligent owners need to take their dogs to the groomers every 6 to 8 weeks or learn to groom their poodle in their home.
Maltese dogs are small lap dogs perfect for owners wanting a pooch to cuddle. These dogs are known for their long flowing white locks and dark eyes. They are affectionate and sweet-tempered, topping out at approximately 9 pounds. While your Maltese won’t require the same grooming regimen as a poodle, it is necessary to brush them out during the week to ensure they maintain their lovely coat.
When it comes to unusual dogs, the Chinese Crested tops the list. This breed comes in two varieties—the traditional Hairless and the Powderpuff. A Hairless Chinese Crested can range from virtually naked to sporting a mane of hair on their head, feet, and tail. The Powderpuff variety, on the other hand, has a full coat that grows out silky and flowing. This breed of dog comes in every color and can weigh from 5 to 12 pounds at maturity. The Hairless version requires more extensive grooming than the coated due to its sensitive skin.
The Bichon is another adorable companion breed much like the Maltese except this breed sports a curly white coat reminiscent of the Poodle. This breed does not shed but will require frequent trips to the groomers to maintain its soft fluffy coat. When it comes to a dog to snuggle, the Bichon excels as it loves pleasing and is an ideal companion to children and seniors alike. This breed maxes out at approximately 11 pounds.
When it comes to bringing a dog into the home of an allergy sufferer, there are other considerations a new owner may want to consider besides grooming and choosing a hypoallergenic breed. Never allow your new dog to sleep on your bed or pillows. Maintain a clean environment to keep the presence of dander out of the household. Also, ensure your HVAC system is functioning properly. Clean air flow throughout your house will help keep your allergies at bay.
Interested in bringing home a new pup? Let Superior Air Repair come and service your HVAC ahead of time. Once your pup is home and you have established a routine, ensure to keep Superior Air Repair’s information on hand to keep up with annual maintenance of your HVAC system.
You don’t have to suffer to own a dog—you take care of the feeding, walking, and grooming and let us take care of the quality of air in your home!