Hypoallergenic Dogs ??

Chickie Mamma

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Hello. I was wondering if anyone has a "hypoallergenic" dog? My father is heartbroken that he had to put his dog down after 14 years. He is retired and I didn't think he really wanted another dog, but after a week of grieving, he misses his companion. The problem is that my son is allergic to dogs. We only visit once a week and it wouldn't be a problem to keep the dog outside while we visit, but my son loves dogs and it wouldn't be fair if he couldn't play with it. The dog that passed away after losing her battle with cancer was a shepard mix and its funny how the dander did not bother my son as the dog became older. He could sit and play and his asthma did not bother him. My MIL's dog who is only 3 years old bothers him. I know it does depend on the type of dog, hair, etc, but is there a dog that would not be too hard on his allergies? Thanks..
 

Chickie Mamma

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Thanks for the link... I'll do some research, but if anyone has one and there IS a difference with their allergic reactions, please tell
 

KatyTheChickenLady

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Most people who are allergic to dogs are not to poodles or any other breed that does not shed (as someone earlier mentioned Bichon's). Standard poodles are awesome companions, very smart easy to train, good indoors or out and NO SHEDDING!
 

RescueWitch

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CKC only recognizes 3 breeds that are easier on allergies than others (besides the 2 hairless breeds). They are all 3 sizes of poodle, soft coated wheaten terriers and miniature schnauzers. Dogs that BYB advertise as hypoallergenic are not and telling people this serves a huge disservice to the breeds and increases the odds of them ending up in a shelter down the road. Allergies to pets can be to the dander or to the saliva. If you are sure it is the dander I would visit with each of the above mentioned full-breeds and see if there is a reaction. All of those breeds can be found in shelters as well. My husband has severe allergies and we own 2 miniature schnauzers. No reactions after 3 years at all. He is the 1st to tell me when they need a bath tho. No matter what breed you have they can also bring in environmental allegens on their coats. Good Luck
 

Chickie Mamma

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Quote:Thanks... I have 2 dogs that are 10 years old.. a black lab and a Husky. We got them when we got married. When the Husky licks my son, he gets hives. This is why my poor dogs are restricted to our basement and the yard. No one would take both dogs and they are 10 yrs old. I feel bad for them. My fathers dog that passed, could lick my son etc and there were no problems. My MIL's dog is a mix breed hound and my son can't even be in the same room with him. There are so many different reactions that my son has had to so many different dogs. I guess we can just separate my son and the dog when we visit tp play it safe, but maybe I can talk my parents into a Schnauzer. Thanks for the info and reply!!
 

mamabird

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Labradoodles, goldendoodles, cock-a-poos, pek-a-poos, schnoodles...all of these are 'said' to be hypoallergenic - but beware! Any of the -doodles or -poos are simply mixed breeds that don't breed true...some may have the characteristics that you want, but then again - maybe not! Poodles and bichons are the only two that I have heard of that are 'good' for people with allergies. Good luck!
 

Chickie Mamma

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Quote:Hello, I know the -oodles and the -poos are really just really expensive "mutts". No breeding here, just for really good companionship and that would be great with my 3 kids. My parents want something that we all can enoy and have fun with.. Thanks for the reply all this helps!!
 

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