Picking an Allergy-Free Dog

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When trying to pick an allergy-free dog, consider adopting a poodle, schnauzer, Chinese crested or a hairless breed, all of which are generally considered hypoallergenic. Find a dog with a low chance of causing allergies in humans with helpful information from an experienced veterinarian in this free video on pet care.

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What we're going to talk about is picking out an allergy free dog. The term allergy free may not truly exist, because allergies to people from animals can be multi-factoral. It can be from the skin itself, oils in the skin, hair, a number of factors, and so, allergy free may not always be possible. But there are some breeds that are much less allergenic than other ones. For instance, Poodles, Schnauzers, Chinese Cresteds, and hairless breeds are typically known for being hypoallergenic. And so, the AKC has a registered list of breeds that are typically found to be less allergenic to people. Consult your dermatologist, an allergist, that's one way to deal with that, is to find out what their recommendation is as well. And always try to spend time with a breed or a puppy of that breed first, instead of adopting and just jumping right into it, to make sure that you're not having any allergic symptoms toward it, and that it would be safe to keep in your household before you actually go ahead and adopt it. And so, consulting AKC's online list will help you as well, but there are breeds that tend to be a little less problematic for people with allergies.

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