Allergic Dog Breeds – What Are They?

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Allergic Dog Breeds – What Are They?

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One of the reasons why many people are hesitant about adopting a canine companion is the thought of developing an allergic or asthmatic reaction to dog fur. This is a particular concern for parents who may have very young children in the house, or for people who already have health issues or pre-existing medical conditions that may hinder normal breathing. However, dog fur allergy is a misnomer. This is a type of medical condition wherein the person develops allergic reactions not only to dog fur, but to canine saliva and dander (any material shed by the animal like dead skin cells, or dandruff) as well. This condition only happens when: a person is already inherently susceptible to such allergies or born with genes that are hypersensitive to any kind of pet dander; and the dog releases more fur, saliva or dander that the person can handle. As such, for people with such concerns, health care providers are recommending canine pets that are classified as non allergic dog breeds or hypoal