5 Top Dog Breeds For Allergy Sufferers

For all you humans with allergies, we have got your problem solved! Here is a list of dog breeds you can get without sneezing away!

 

Since before I can even remember, I’ve suffered heavily from allergies. A butt-load of allergies to the strangest of things too: From pollen to strawberries and egg yolks to dust, I’ve even shown signs of extreme eczema to certain kinds of poultry! Oh, allergy allergy allergy.

Trust me, it’s unbearable.

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Days biking at East Coast Park with the family as a kid usually turned into sneeze-fest fiestas, and N95 masks were my best friends growing up.

That was probably the reason why mom and dad adamantly refused to get me a dog for the most part of my adolescent life, but finally caved when I was 15.

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And even though I am thankful to them for getting me one of the smelliest, most annoying and unbearably adorable furballs in the big wide world, (enter: Quinn) my 7-year old Shih-Tzu probably wasn’t the best choice for my asthmatic prone lungs and sneezing fits. 

Nevertheless, I do love him dearly and would do anything (note: debatable) for that irritating fluff of black. For potential pet-owners out there with allergies like mine, who are deliberating on the decision to adopt a pet (for Pete’s sake, don’t buy your dogs! I’ll get to that in another post), you might want to take note of these hypoallergenic pet breeds that might make your life much easier: 

The Bichon Frise

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More commonly known as powder puff dogs, these little cotton puffs of joy are renowned for their soft silky undercoat beneath their coarser and unruly outer coat.

The Kerry Blue Terriers

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Their coats, soft and dense, are not as prone to shedding as much as other breeds do. Yes, we cna’t see their eyes either.

The Labradoodles

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Ah, finally something more commonly found in Singapore. Labradoodles are crossbreeds, the offspring of Labradors and Poodles. A popular choice amongst owners, these babies are known to be one of the best at being hypoallergenic.

The Maltese

Small, fluffy and frustratingly adorable, Maltese fur can grow to considerable lengths – But all can be solved with just a trip to the groomers and a daily wipe down with a baby wipe. They don’t shed as much as I thought, how unexpected!

The Schnauzer

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Smaller schnauzers (as compared to their giant counterparts) may be more manageable for people with allergies due to the fact that they not only shed less fur, but the shorter hairs indicate less nose-tickling – And that’s always a good thing!

 

So what do you think? Any of these breeds appeal to you, and if not, which would you opt for? Personally, I’d love a pug, but they’re the absolute masters of fur shedding. Oh well. Let me know in the comments below! Till then, see you next time!

 

*sneezes*

 

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Updated: August 28, 2017.

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