If you have allergies you know most dogs are out of the question. It is not the dog you are allergic to; however, it is the flakes of dead skin, also known as dander. These get in the air when the dog sheds hair. Because of this no matter if the dog you have has short or long hair they can shed and cause your allergy symptoms to exacerbate. Fortunately, there are some dogs that you can have as they do not shed much, and you can welcome them into your home without worrying about your allergies.
Labradoodle is a cross between a standard, toy, or miniature poodle and a Labrador retriever. Make sure you ask what the dog was bred with, so you know how large it will get. A Labrador retriever bred with a standard sized poodle can get up to 24 inches tall and up to 65 pounds.
Australian labradoodles can be found in just about any state in the United States. Their fur is generally brown, light brown, or white. The reason these dogs are good for people with allergies is they rarely shed. Because of this there is much less dander and other allergens in the air inside your home.
Australian labradoodles are great with families, including children, and get along well with other dogs. They are very smart dogs and can be easily trained. These dogs are active, however, so plan to take it with you to many places.
Another type of dog that should not bother your allergies is the Maltese. This is the perfect dog for you if you want a small dog as this dog generally weighs under seven pounds. This dog has silky, long hair, and is beautiful with large, dark eyes and small nose. If you do not like the long hair, you can take the dog to the groomer on a regular basis to keep the hair trimmed short.
The Maltese is known as a companion dog and will love to sit in your lap and cuddle. They also have energy, however, and will want you to play on a regular basis. Daily walks can also release some of the energy, so you will have a nice, calm dog in the home.
Find some breeders, like Lord and Lady Labrodoodles, and spend time with these two types of dogs so you can determine what you would like best for your home.
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