Hypoallergenic

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 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…

Are German Shepherds Hypoallergenic?

German Shepherds are not hypoallergenic dogs. These large working dogs are so well known for shedding that GSD lovers often refer to them as “German Shedders”!    It is not only the frequency of their shedding that makes the German Shepherd a poor choice for a family with allergies, though. The level of particular proteins…

Are Maltipoos Hypoallergenic? A Useful Guide

Breeders frequently advertise Maltipoos as the perfect dog for the dog lover with allergies. Sadly, though, these claims of the Maltipoo being hypoallergenic are false. There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog – at least not in the traditional sense of the phrase.    When a breeder advertises a dog as hypoallergenic, the…