In theory, there is no such kind of dog. The term "hypoallergenic dogs" is conditional. Breeds that do not cause allergies do not exist. According to medical observations, different dogs affect allergies in different ways: some cause a strong reaction, others do not cause it at all.
Allergens are found in canine saliva and wool. Therefore, again, theoretically, hypoallergenic dogs are not shedding and "not spreading" saliva, which means they carry the least risk.
There is an opinion that the number of allergens decreases with frequent bathing of the dog.
Can the size of the dog be a factor affecting the amount of allergens? Theoretically - yes, because the larger the size, the greater the "area of the carrier", and hence the greater the danger.
The same applies to longhair dogs: the more wool, the greater the threat to a person prone to allergies.
Hence follows: hypoallergenic dogs - medium-sized animals with a minimum short hair or non-molting at all (periodically trimming).
Under hypoallergenic breeds of dogs as much as possible:
- affenpinscher (not shedding);
- Bichon Frize (recommended by the allergy sufferer AKC (Kennel Club), not shedding);
- Flanders Bouvier (recommended by the allergic AKC (Kennel Club), not shedding);
- Chinese crested (wool on the body is very small (except - "down jackets"), but has a tendency to form dandruff);
- coton de tulear (not shedding);
- water spaniel (not shedding);
- kerry blue terrier (not shedding);
- Maltese lap dog (not molting);
- Mexican naked (does not have wool, in most cases suitable even for asthmatics);
- Spitz Pomeranian (not prone to large formations of dandruff);
- poodles (all) (not molting, not prone to dandruff;
- Bullets (not molting);
- Samoyed (not shedding);
- schnauzers (loss of wool is minimal, but prone to frequent barking);
- welsh terrier (not shedding);
- Yorkshire Terrier (recommended by the allergic AKC (Kennel Club), not molting, to the formation of dandruff is not inclined).
And the staff of Henry Ford (hospital in Michigan)decided to analyze the 60 most common breeds, including hypoallergenic representatives. Their conclusions were stunned: there are practically no advantages with hypoallergenic rocks. Dr. Kr. Johnson states: "If a person came across dogs in early childhood, then, as an adult, he will be protected from the development of allergies." The idea of hypoallergenic dogs suitable for allergic people was not confirmed. "
The conclusion was based on the analysis of dust collected in173 houses with dogs. The fence was performed a month after the appearance of the newborn in the house under study. Scientists were interested in the presence of the Can f 1 allergen. The result is this: in all houses the level of Can f 1 differs insignificantly.
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