Allergic to Dogs?
Schnauzers do not shed and are considered to be hypoallergenic, making them a good choice for people with allergies or asthma.
Every person will have his or her own degree of reactivity to certain dogs — their saliva and proteins in their bodies. Those dogs that are more universally less allergenic come from more specific breeds such as Poodles, Kerry Blue Terriers, Schnauzers, Bichons and Lhasa Apsos. [They] don’t shed a lot or they go to the groomer frequently and by getting their hair washed and trimmed, get the allergens off their skin.
About 10% of the population is allergic to animals but is there really a breed that is truly considered non-allergy producing? The fact of the matter is there really isn’t such a thing as a hypoallergenic dog. You see, what triggers the flare-ups for allergy sufferers are: dander (dog’s skin flakes), saliva, and urine. And EVERY dog produces all of these.
But luckily, there are certain dog breeds that are less likely to cause an allergy sufferer to have a reaction. Some refer to them as allergy free dogs or non shedding dogs or even as people dogs. But whatever you call them, the good news is there’s no reason why those suffering with allergies, must also suffer a life without the loving companionship of man’s best friend.
To find the right dog breed, an allergy sufferer should consider the breeds that have the least amount of dander and breeds that don’t slobber or drool a lot.
This is why some breeds are considered to be hypoallergenic dogs and would be a better choice for allergy sufferers than other dog breeds. And on the top 10 dog breeds list for allergy sufferers is the Miniature Schnauzer.
Top 10 Hypoallergenic Dogs
- Miniature Schnauzer (all Schnauzers)
- Bichon Frise
- Coton de Tulear
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Italian Greyhound
- Chinese Crested