Dog Breeds

Are Cocker Spaniels Hypoallergenic? A Useful Guide

Although not the most prolific shedder, the Cocker Spaniel is NOT a hypoallergenic dog. This double-coated gun dog is a moderate shedder all year round and has two additional sheds in Fall and Spring!   It isn’t just regular shedding that makes the Cocker Spaniel a risk for allergy sufferers; it also sheds allergy-inducing proteins…

Are Beagles Hypoallergenic? A Helpful Guide

Beagles are NOT hypoallergenic dogs. New Beagle owners are often surprised to find out that these hunting dogs are moderate shedders that shed daily AND have annual coat sheds twice a year.    If you were to judge the Beagle by coat only, it is tempting to think that this short-haired pup would be great…

Are Labradoodles Hypoallergenic? A Helpful Guide

Many families, despite loving dogs, cannot own one due to one or more family members being allergic. These individuals will often turn to hypoallergenic breeds, like the Labradoodle, to fill the void in their homes while avoiding an allergic reaction. Is the hypoallergenicity of Labradoodles a marketing strategy or an irrefutable scientific fact?   Labradoodles…

Are Wolves Carnivores? Yes or No

Wolves are known for their muscular bodies, sharp teeth, and cunning intelligence but do their feeding habits live up to their fearsome reputation?   Wolves are carnivores. Wolves are classified as obligate hypercarnivores; more than 70% of their meat-based diet. Consumption of other carnivores and omnivores accounts for 5% to 25% of wolves’ diets. Plant…

Are Pomeranians Hypoallergenic? A Useful Guide

Pomeranians are not hypoallergenic dogs but are also not the most allergenic breeds. So, while not ideal for people with severe allergies, the Pomeranian may be a tolerable breed for those with minimal allergy symptoms.   A select group of dog breeds is labeled as “hypoallergenic” because of their shedding patterns and the allergen-inducing proteins…