Comments on Top Six Allergy-Friendly Dog Breeds

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Kristy   Strongsville, OH

7/2/2010 12:24:01 PM

I have dog allergies, and I also have a shih tzu. She doesn't bother mine or my husband's allergies at all. She doesn't shed either, which is great. My mom has a maltipoo (as the article mentioned poodle & maltese) and she doesn't bother my allergies either.

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Judith   Dewey, AZ

7/2/2010 11:37:30 AM

I have been in Wheatens for 18 years and find them to be tolerated by many allergy sufferers. One has to consider what allergens come in on the coat, from dust and the outdoors. Good household hygiene is important, as always.

ShihTzus and other hair (rather than fur) coated breeds, not prone to shedding, are tolerated in most cases. We encourage visits with the breed before deciding what might

Shivaree Wheatens and Lagotto

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Michele   Jacksonville, FL

7/2/2010 10:23:50 AM

What about the Bichon Frise?

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Joe   San Diego, CA

7/2/2010 8:24:52 AM

You forgt the Havenese possibly the best for allegeries and the Bijon

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Nathalie   Mesa, AZ

7/2/2010 8:14:52 AM

We have a Havanese. Before purchasing our furkid, we spent 3 hours at the breeders house. At the time, she had 5 adult dogs and 13 pups (3 different litters). My allergies were non-existent during our visit. We also fell in love with one little guy and put a down payment to hold him until he was old enough to bring home. The Havanese can be pricey, but worth EVERY penny and more!!!


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Laurie   Crystal Lake, IL

7/2/2010 8:09:31 AM

Havanese dogs will not shed ,playful, great companion.

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Karen   Webster, MA

7/2/2010 7:04:54 AM

Great article, but you forgot to include the Lhasa Apso.

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Suzanne   Townsend, MA

7/2/2010 6:52:05 AM

I have suffered from allergies to dogs all my life. Hives, breathing issues,and more but in the last 5 years I have found I can live happily with West Highland, Cairn and Wheaten terriers. Also the smaller the dog, the less the dander and the easier to bath occasionally to remove it. is a great place to get the purebreeds I need to be sure about allergic reactions. Rescued 3 Westies and a Lhasa Apso so far! Love them all.

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Ed   Winnetka, IL

7/2/2010 6:51:43 AM

You overlooked Bichon Frise! Minimal dander because they don't shed at all!

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Bailey   dayton, OH

7/2/2010 6:26:39 AM

i had a golden-doodle once and he didn't shed...they get poodle smartness and a golden temperament... their great dogs!


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Kim   Kansas City, MO

7/2/2010 4:35:08 AM

I have 2 Tibetan Terriers and have never had a problem with my allergies. Also have a Papillon, which is a non-allergic dog. But my male Tibetan Terrier is my favorite dog personality-wise! I call him a "poet's dog"; very sensitive like a human.

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elizabeth rennick   belfast united kingdom, MD

7/2/2010 4:07:54 AM

the Bichon Frise is a good dog for people with allergies as i had two and they were wonderful litte dogs

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Lulu   VTA, CA

7/2/2010 1:17:54 AM

Just wondering if you had heard of the Tibetan Terrier (not true terrier) with hair for a coat? Non-shedding basically and no real odour and little to no dander??

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Jennifer   Brisbane Australia, NY

7/1/2010 11:06:29 PM

Oops! I got that wrong didn't I tehe....still, I have not found any human allergic to my Collies :)

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Jennifer   Brisbane Australia, NY

7/1/2010 11:03:30 PM

I have had both Collie Rough's and Collie Smooths and find they are not affected by allergies whereas my German Shepherd had skin & ear problems which was ongoing throughout her whole life.

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Sky   Niagara, ON

7/1/2010 9:33:54 PM

You forgot Bichon Frises! The wonderful little fluff balls that are great for allergy sufferers as they have hair, not fur.

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Michelle   Gouverneur, NY

7/1/2010 8:55:37 PM

Don't forget about the Bichon Frise! They are excellent dogs for allergy sufferers and are intelligent, happy and affectionate!

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Susan   Irvine, CA

7/1/2010 8:40:07 PM

A link to a complete list would be nice.

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Rita   Colden, NY

7/1/2010 7:23:15 PM

Appreciate your educational articles! Keep up the good work.

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Robin   Buffalo Grove, IL

7/1/2010 7:17:04 PM

I thought that terriers with wiry coats aren't good for allergies. Their coats have oils in them that can trigger allergies. People should spend time in someone's house with a type of dog you are interested
Check out for all types of breeds.

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