Do you get itchy eyes and a stuffy nose every time that you go home to play with Fido? You may suffer from an allergy that over 15% of the population suffers from: dog allergies.
Allergy sufferer and pet parents are two terms that rarely go hand-in-hand. That being said, did you know that there are over 20 dog breeds that are optimal for those suffering dog allergies?
According to Peteducation.com, most people with pet-related allergies are allergic to pet dander, saliva, or even urine. Though there are no dogs that are 100% “hypoallergenic” or 100% dander free, there are many dog breeds that are proven to produce less allergy symptoms in their owners.
The list below includes both hypoallergenic dog breeds and dogs good for allergies. These dogs may produce less dander than others, and often shed less, too (hallelujah!). Escape some of your allergy woes with these 13 low-dander dog breeds that are perfect for allergy sufferers, (because we all know, everyone deserves to have a dog as their best friend).
12. Coton de Teleur
11. Lagotto Romagnolo
10. Miniature, Standard, and Giant Schnauzer
9. Irish Terrier
8. Irish Water Dog
7. Lakeland Terrier
4. Portuguese Water Dog
3. Yorkshire Terrier
2. West Highland White Terrier
1. Welsh Terrier
Though there are quite a few breeds that are proven to produce fewer allergy symptoms, many people can still suffer the symptoms from time to time. According to aafa.org, there are many precautions that can be taken such as keeping your dog out of the bedroom, vacuuming weekly, and washing your dog often. To find out more about pet allergies and how to reduce them, please head to aafa.org.