Finding the right hypoallergenic dog for you and your family is so important. You are adopting a new family member for life. My name is Iris Bell, and I’ve owned hypoallergenic dogs for over 20 years. Things have not always been smooth, but they certainly have been fun…and worth it.
The goal of this site is to teach you how to choose the right breed, find the right specific hypoallergenic dog, and then help you and the dog learn to live an allergen-free (or at least low allergen) lifestyle together. That will mean special supplies for dog care as well as really good allergy control techniques in your home.
Many people focus totally at first on choosing a non-shedding dog breed, and that is essential. But, dogs often spend time outside. So, keeping down the allergen levels is not always as simple as dog dander and dog hair alone. Some allergists claim that hypoallergenic dogs are more likely to be non-shedding, but the allergenicity of the specific dog dander can vary from canine to canine…and person to person, rather than just because of breed.
There is also the consideration that a non-shedding breed will leave your floors cleaner more of the time in terms of many fewer clumps of dog hair that will collect dust. But, you also need to be aware of what your dog is going to get into on a regular basis outside.
Grasses, tree pollens (and tree parts), and dust can also happily trot into your home (and roll on your furniture) on your dog’s coat if your dog is a real dog. That is, a frisky canine may like to roll on his back on the grass, eat inedible or less edible things from trees, flowers, grasses, sticks, and even dirt, and then shake it off when he gets back indoors. All of which most dogs can and will do, believe me.
As a person with allergies, you still need to pay attention to breed temperaments as well as size (and cuteness). It is usually dog behaviors that determine whether or not your new ball of non-shedding fur will fit in with all members of the family. You will want to get even more vigilant about setting up your home environment as an allergy-free zone. Find the answers that you are looking for here.
Begin by claiming your free copy of our special report with a list of the top hypoallergenic dogs and tips on how to choose the right canine family member for you.