6 Hypoallergenic Breeds That Are Perfect for Allergy Sufferers
If you’re a person who absolutely adores dogs and cats, yet can’t go near one without sneezing and itching due to allergies, don’t fret!
Hypoallergenic pets shed a minuscule amount, meaning that there is less exposure to the dander that is commonly the cause of an allergic reaction.
Therefore, such breeds can be a much better choice of pet for allergy sufferers! In this article, we will take a quick look through some popular hypoallergenic breeds of both dogs and cats.
Let’s start with some hypoallergenic dog breeds!
Everyone loves a Poodle! This dignified and beautiful dog breed sheds very little of their corded coat, meaning that they are a great choice for allergy sufferers.
However, keep in mind that their coat is prone to matting and requires daily upkeep. We at Groomit can offer a shorter trim for this breed that can be much easier to take care of.
The Yorkie is a toy dog breed which, like the Poodle, can feature a very flashy and eye-catching coat.
Their rarely shedding fur is made up of fine and straight hairs, which can grow to be very long. If this is allowed to happen, daily thorough brushes are required to keep it in top shape.
However, many opt to trim the Yorkie’s coat much shorter.
A Bichon Frise is an entertaining little dog that loves the limelight. With their striking white and fluffy coat, many can’t help but fall in love at first sight.
While their coat is relatively hypoallergenic, it requires a lot of upkeep. A daily brush is necessary, along with a bath and a clipping once a month. Our expert groomers can take care of their monthly grooming needs to a professional standard.
Now we will move onto hypoallergenic cat breeds!
The Russian Blue is a beautiful breed with long, slender legs and a dignified stride. While it features a thick coat, it doesn’t shed too much.
On top of this, they produce less of Fel d1, a protein that commonly causes allergies. Both of these characteristics make the Russian Blue a viable choice for an allergic cat lover!
The Siberian can make a great choice, even though it possesses a very long and fluffy coat!
However, like the Russian Blue, it produces far less of the Fel d1 protein.
Keep in mind that this is a cat that needs a lot of grooming; keeping their coat free of mats should be your top priority. Thorough brushing several times a week is recommended.
Sphynx cats are unique in their appearance, seeming to have no fur at all. However, this isn’t entirely true; they do have hair in certain areas and possess fine downy fur throughout their body.
As there is almost no fur present in this breed, it is a natural choice for allergy sufferers.
What to Keep in Mind
It’s important to note that no breed is truly 100% hypoallergenic; every breed still produces some allergens.
However, the breeds outlined above are good choices since they produce far less dander and proteins that may cause a reaction. Many allergic owners do well with such breeds.
There is a caveat to this though; many breeds with low amounts of dander require a lot of grooming. Keep this in mind! Groomit is always available to help take care of your pet’s grooming to a professional standard. Just let us know!