Which dog is best for those with allergies?

Canada
February 14, 2007 2:42pm CST
I prefer small little dogs, but my husband is allergic, so when our cat passes away we want to get a little non allergenic dog. Thanks.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
15 Feb 07
My son had allergies, and the allergy doc said birds are a no no if you have allergies, b/c of feathers. Cat hair is bad too for some people. Poodles do not shed hardly at all. None of ours did anyway, and my son is not allergic to them. I also heard that Chihuahua's are good for allergies/asthma. I would think a short haired dog would be best b/c of the hair and all, but you might want to check with an allergist or a vet first. Good luck.
• United States
8 Mar 07
Thank you for best response. I hope you have been able to find more information on best do types/breeds for your families needs.
• Australia
9 Mar 07
Poodles do not have hair: they have wool, so thjey are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Poodles are also a very friendly and faithful dog and are quite suitable as a house pet.
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I've heard the same about poodles and chihuahuas. In fact, I have heard the chihuahuas are actually supposed to be good for people with asthma. On thing that will help is frequent bathing of whatever pet you get.
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
12 Mar 07
I think Bichons are quite good. My friend has allergies and she has two of these and they do very well. I'm not sure if it is because they are shedless or have less dander, though.
@mr_ilham (1611)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 07
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@bjpbunny (348)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Possibly a mexican hairless, they have no hair on their body, So they may also have less dander. Not sure.
@reaperz (1266)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I don't think any dog is best. If your allergic to one dog, than you have to be allergic to the others. So the best thing to do is to get a pet that you won't be allergic to. The best pet that I can reccommend is a bird of some sort. Because I don't thing that anyone is allergic to birds. I never seen someone allergic to birds before...
@tarlsgirl (102)
• United States
14 Feb 07
its hard to find a small dog that isnt going to give your husband an allergic reaction, there is all of that hair in the house and none of it is good for allergies, I would just try to stick with no pets, or get an outside dog.