Think of a scenario where you have dreams of owning a dog. Unfortunately, like 10% of the population of the United States, you have allergies and cannot own a pet dog. Luckily, hypoallergenic dogs may be a good option for those with allergies. Hypoallergenic dogs do not produce as much dander as other dogs. Dander comes from the coat of a dog and is responsible for your allergic reaction. However, keep in mind that there is no dog that is completely hypoallergenic.
Are Poodles Hypoallergenic?
The answer is yes, poodles are hypoallergenic. Poodles have a non-shedding coat, which translates to less dander compared to other dogs. Poodles are not just popular among people with allergies. These little guys have a great temperament and build that make them extremely popular dogs. In fact, people are spreading the poodle love by coming up with new breeds such as Goldendoodle and Maltipoo.
Poodles are not the only hypoallergenic dogs out there, which is why you should know as much as possible about each dog before making a choice. In the case of poodles, they are loyal, highly intelligent, faithful, and have a fun personality. If you have a family, poodles get bonus points because they are great family dogs. You also get to pick from a range of sizes ranging from tiny to large.
Aside from getting a hypoallergenic dog, there are some things you can do to reduce the chances of allergies. For example, groom the dog and clean its bed often so that you get rid of any dander. Anything that can trap dander (such as thick carpets) also have to go. Lastly, it goes without saying that your furry friend should never sleep in your bed. If he or she does, you should clean up before sleeping in that bed.
Other Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
Other breeds include the Irish Water Spaniel, Lagotto Romagnolo, Coton de Tulear, American Hairless Terrier, Peruvian Inca Orchid (Hairless), and a few others.