Dog allergies are common. She often forces people to part with their pet or refuse to have dogs once and for all. Nevertheless, even allergy sufferers have the opportunity to acquire a four-legged friend - dogs of some breeds cause unwanted reactions much less often than others, staying in their company is practically safe for a person suffering from allergies.
Allergy sufferers are advised to have dogs that rarely shed. Oddly enough, most often these are breeds that are distinguished by a rather long coat - their dead hair does not fall out, unlike short-haired breeds, but is separated only during combing. Such breeds include Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese lapdog.
Dogs of wire-haired breeds (all varieties of schnauzers, some terriers) are also suitable - their dead hair is separated during trimming (plucking), which is enough to be done every few months. Naturally, it would be better to entrust the care of the dog's coat to someone close to you or a specialist, so as not to provoke an allergic attack.
Dog saliva is often the cause of allergies. That is why allergy sufferers should not have dogs of breeds prone to profuse salivation (boxer, mastiff, Newfoundland). Saliva actively flies in different directions, settling on furnishings and wallpaper, if the dog shakes off or barks. It is better to choose from breeds that are distinguished by a soft and calm temperament, not inclined to get excited and bark over trifles.
The smaller the dog, the less hair is from it, which means that fewer allergens will enter the environment. Allergy sufferers are advised to have dogs of medium size (Kerry Blue Terrier, Bedlington Terrier) and small size (Bichon Frize, Pomeranian).
The safest dog breed for allergy sufferers is the poodle. These dogs rarely shed, and it is easy to remove dead hair, and most importantly, they are not prone to the formation of dandruff, which causes allergies.
Regular hygiene significantly reduces the likelihood of allergic reactions - the dog needs to be washed at least once a week, this will help to partially remove both dead hair and particles of dandruff and saliva. You should not allow the dog to often be where the allergic person spends the most time, sleeping on the owner's bed or in his chair, so that the pet's hair and its invisible particles do not remain on the furniture. Frequent wet cleaning will reduce the risk of allergy attacks.