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Dogs Allergies

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Yet, approximately 39% of the United States population owns at least one dog. With so many suffering from allergies how do so many dog owners still exist? Do they simply grin and bare it? There is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog, but the key is finding a breed which develops fewer allergies causing dander. Many toy dogs fit the bill perfectly.

The Italian Greyhound is a good choice because it is clean and odorless and makes an excellent family dog. They are gentle, submissive and affectionate dogs that shed virtually no hair.

The Hairless variety of the Chinese Crested dog is perfect for those with allergies. They are best for those with allergies because they are almost bald except for the top if their head, feet and tail. They are sweet, lively, playful and affectionate with children.

On first glace, the Malteseís luxurious and silky human-like hair may seem like a dander recipe for disaster, but in reality, they shed little to no hair. They also do very well with other animals.

The Toy Poodle makes a wonderful companion. They are sensitive, intelligent and love to be with people. Poodles shed little to no hair and are good for allergy sufferers.

The Shih Tzu, having hair instead of fur is ideal for those suffering from allergies. As long as they are kept well groomed they can be an excellent addition to an allergy sensitive home. They are hardy, alert, spunky dogs that can be both clever and stubborn.

If you are one of the millions of allergy suffers they is no reason why you canít enjoy a loving canine companion. So long as you choose a semi hypoallergenic dog you should be fine.

Nikki Carroll proud mother of four dogs and co-owner of with Dog Coats.

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