Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by /Hugo\, Apr 18, 2005.
hey, im trying to put a list together of dgos that either has hair, or doesnt shed a lot. Thanks
I am sure there are more but those are the two I am aware of!
All dogs shed, but some breeds less than others, such as Poodles and American Hairless Terriers. Remember: Just because a dog isn't much of a shedder and you have allergies doesn't mean it's the right dog for you.
I thought that poodles and airdales only have one hair coming out of each follicle which makes them shed a lot less. Doesn't the allergies to dogs come from their saliva when they lick themselves creating a dander that is irritating to people with allergies? I didn't think it was the actual shedding issue that was a problem. This is what my mom told me, she has been receiving allergy shots for her allergies to animals for a few years now and that is how her Dr. explained it to her.
Hair-less Dog Breeds
Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless)
American Hairless Terrier
Chinese Crested (Hairless)
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Chinese Crested (Powder Puff)
Poodles (all sizes)
Schnauzers (all sizes)
Portuguese Water Dog
Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
Coton de Tulear
Kerry Blue Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
These are the ones recommended on http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/cgi-bin/dbi-search.cgi
American Hairless Terrier
Chinese Crested (hairless)
Chippiparai (photo needed)
Coton De Tulear
Lowchen (Little Lion Dog)
Peruvian Inca Orchid (PIO)
West Highland White Terrier
Wirehaired Fox Terrier
black russian terriers are the only breed that I can think of that hasn't been mentioned
I have to add that "poo" and "doodle" dogs (and other mixes) aren't "breeds".
Yes we know. That comes up a lot. I knew someone was going to say that. Maybe you should write to the site and ask them to take it off. They could easily say that any mixes of those breeds are also hypo-allergenic.
so would poodle mixs work you think, like a goldendoodle or something like that
one huge warning about breeds that are labeled as "hypoallergenic" or "suitable for allergy sufferers, especially about the currently so popular "poo" and "doodle" mixes:
1. there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. decreased shedding or hairlessness can help with some allergies, but it doesn't make the dogs automatically suitable for people who suffer from allergies. not everyone is allergic to pet hair - to some the allergens are dander or saliva. you need to know what the person reacts to before you choose a dog breed.
2. poos and doodles:
coat properties can only be judged in adult dogs, period. this is not as big of an issue with a purebred dog, since you know what to expect, but it does not apply to mixed breeds! a puppy coat may not be a problem for an allergic person, but what if the adult coat is? are you going to get rid of the adult dog if it turns out the coat didn't turn out to be what you expected?
most breeders of various poodledoo mixes are just in it for the money and will breed what is referred to as F1 hybrids - the offspring of two purebred parents (most commonly poodle plus whatever secondary breed is popular, mostly lab, cocker spaniel, schnauzer etc.). these do not breed true, which means you can't predict traits including coat type.
responsible breeders who care about actually laying a solid foundation for their doodle/poo "breed" will breed offspring that is several generations removed from the two originating parent breeds and will generally breed true, so that at least to a certain point results are predictable.
just a few things to take into consideration.
well put, Theres no such thing as a non allergic dog.
That's excellent mordy. Thanks
Why are people so interested and "keen" on getting these "poos" and "doodles"??? You can tell they are inexperienced with dogs owners(no offense) I just feel they are not interested in owning a dog, just going after this cutsy look. Well, the dog won't look so cute when its missing half its teeth Just can't stand people choosing these dogs over other breeds. I think there are many other cutsy looking breeds out there.
I said that because many people don't know and I think it is important that irresponsible breeders are not supported.
If you would like to consider a designer mix, check out shelters in your area. Don't purchase one of these dogs from anyone--they're just in it for money.
i had no clue about the allergie thing when i fell in love with a bichon, ive been in love with animals my whoe life and suffer through my allergies. but for the first time i was playing with a bichon and another bichon/maltese mix and i had no trouble, and didnt even get rashy when they licked me!! and later found out about people being less allergic to them and it was only a bonus for me, and true or not it still is the first dog for me to be around like that!!! so i like bichons personally
now as for mixes there just as cute as purebreds, i had trouble with that too. it more or less came down to the best dog to fit all my criteria and didnt matter if it was a mix or not, so i ended up with a purebred, although if i wasnt going on vacation at the end of summer i may have waited on a bichon poo, and not just cause its cute shes a reputable breeder in the area and several people have her dogs, the 2 i mntioned earlier they had gotten from her...... theres alot in it i learned already, and having had horses and trying to go into breeding, i understood alot easily, it was a hard decision, but youll know it when the time comes, thats how it works for me at least lol! good uck and pm me if youd like!!