Unfortunately, you’re allergic to dogs but you really want to open up your heart and home to the unconditional love of a canine. Your Allergist tells you there is no such thing as a non-allergenic dog, because all dogs have skin and saliva, which is where the protein that causes allergies comes from. However, as we are about to share, there are dogs whose fur may reduce an allergic response because it does not shed like that of other breeds and requires a bit more maintenance, thus keeping their allergen containing dander in check. Continue reading to learn if one of these 6 dogs may be just what you are looking for.
Extremely popular and beloved by many, the poodle comes in three sizes, miniature, medium and standard. Most poodles require regular grooming to keep their coat in check and looking lovely. You may choose to have your poodle trimmed up quite a bit giving it the stereotypical appearance of the regal poodle seen accompanying royalty or you may choose to keep your poodle’s coat a bit longer and more casual.
Bichon Frise, which translates from the French into “curly lap dog” is a toy breed known for being an excellent companion. The Bichon Frise is set apart by its powderpuff fur, which needs to be brushed and bathed regularly to keep it’s virtually non-shedding qualities looking its best.
Irish Water Spaniel
Quite the active breed, the Irish Water Spaniel is known for its hairless tail and tight, curly coat. Requiring little maintenance you can keep an Irish Water Spaniel’s coat looking good with a monthly trim. Keep in mind, this is a large breed and enjoys some space.
A typical Bedlington terrier will require professional grooming approximately every two months with weekly brushing to keep it looking nice and healthy. A non- shedding breed, the Bedlington is known for its wooly, soft coat and its great hunting prowess. Bedlingtons are also known for their loyalty.
Petite and great with children, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties – the hairless and powderpuff. The hairless version of this friendly dog has hair on the head, legs and tail while the powderpuff has hair all over. Your hairless Chinese Crested will require sunscreen to keep it’s skin healthy while your powderpuff will need regular grooming to stay looking it’s picture perfect.
Very sensitive to heat, the Shih Tzu sheds very little and requires regular yet simple grooming to stay looking its best. Some choose to allow their Shih Tzu’s coat to grow long or may choose to keep it short. Either way, Shih Tzu’s are really cute and make wonderful companions.
NuVet knows how hard it may be to hear the words “you are allergic to dogs” but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to live a dog-free existence. So discuss your options with your allergist or doctor and perhaps consider one of the above-mentioned breeds. If you do ultimately bring one of these pups home, consider supplementing their diet with NuVet Plus. NuVet Plus is a nutritious vitamin supplement especially formulated for dogs. Manufactured in an FDA approved lab, NuVet Plus is comprised of human-grade ingredients. Many dog parents have decided to add NuVet Plus into their dog’s diet and have not been disappointed. We regularly share their testimonials on NuVet Reviews. Visit NuVet reviews to read how dog parents everywhere have seen their dogs regain the health and vitality of puppyhood.