Do you suffer from allergies but have kids that are just begging for a dog? If so then rest assured, you can still have a dog!
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and in recognition of the month, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) wants you to know that there are breeds that have consistent, predictable coats that do not shed and produce less dander.
Dander, which is attached to the hair, is what causes most pet allergies in humans. In addition to these wonderful hypoallergenic breeds, there are lifestyle changes you can make at home to help ease symptoms for allergy sufferers.
The AKC offers the following advice for those allergic to dogs.
Irish Water Spaniel
Kerry Blue Terrier
Poodles (Toy, Miniature, Standard)
Portuguese Water Dog
Schnauzer (Miniature, Standard, Giant)
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Mexican Hairless- Xoloitzcuintli