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Got Allergies? Here's What Dog is Best

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Dogs who shed a lot produce more dander, causing serious allergic reactions.

While you may think short-coat breeds are best, Humane Society of the United States Director of Outreach Stephanie Shain says those dogs aren't always low-shedding -- Labs have short hair but shed constantly. Other dogs, like Huskies and Akitas, shed -- but only twice a year. "It's loads of hair," says Shain, "but only for a short period of time."

The American Kennel Club has compiled a list of dogs who tend to shed less, thus producing less dander. There's no guarantee these will curb the sneezes, but anything helps, right?

Bedlington Terrier

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6 comments so far | Post a comment now
Ashley December 7, 2008, 1:47 PM

Nice idea for an article, but halfway through the gallery it switches to “best dog breeds for kids” and starts talking about labs and golden retrievers.

ella January 24, 2009, 10:08 PM

it is not always the dander which causes the allergic reactions some allergic reactions are caused by the protiens in he dogs saliva which is unavoidable no matter what breed you get

Sukienka Elegancka January 9, 2011, 6:51 AM

What kind of matter really, thank you for sharing, we have a common interest.

Sanford Iliffe January 15, 2011, 4:57 PM

Long time reader, first time poster! Great post. Appreciate the work thats gone into the site so far, keep it up! :)

Rayshelon May 21, 2011, 5:12 PM

Never seen a betetr post! ICOCBW

Idana May 22, 2011, 11:37 AM

Fell out of bed feeling down. This has bgrihtened my day!

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