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    Can anyone tell me wether there are certain breeds that tend to be worse than others for poeples allergies & ashma?????????????????
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    I have found myself that foxie & jc type coats affect my sister & son who are both bad ashmatics.
    The TM's have a very unusual coat in that it dosn't get that doggy smell(can get a wet almost mouldy smell if not dried throughly after bathing though) & seem to not affect poeple that have had previous dog hair allergies. They only lose hair once a year badly & another 1/2 molt 6 monthly & if you hydro bath, blow dry & brush them out you can get the molt over & done with quite quickly with less mess.
    I find my Maltesse girl dose not shed at all & if not brushed out regularly gets matts & dreadlocks much like the Poodles although the Poodles matt up worse when not cared for due to their tight curl. Whereas Jack who we think is 3/4 Maltesse & 1/4 Shih Tzu dose shed without brushing & is an easier wash & wear type coat that takes 1/2 the attention to keep in good order but my sister sneezes as soon as he comes near her.
    So is it the shedding that's a problem or the skin oils that affect poeples allergies?
    Do Chinesse Cresteds have less issues with poeple being allergic to them due to their general lack of hair or fur?
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    Techincally, any breed can cause allergic reactions. Breeds that grow fur continuously are the least allergenic breeds. Poodles, Schnauzers, Shih Tzus, Maltese etc. don't shed, hence why they need to be shaved/clipped.
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    You I know they techincally all can but was sort of wondering after hearing the Pug story if there where some breeds that poeple found worse than others?
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    I reckon the slobbery furry shedding dogs eg St Bernard would be the worst.

    My sister was allergic (so she claimed) to her Kelpie Heeler cross - which did shed heaps of fluffy fur but wasn't slobbery.

    Bedlington Terriers are also low allergenic and supposedly low allergy is why Obama got Portuguese Water Dog.

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    The PWD's have a very simalar coat to poodles I think. I met a few at 1 of the Royals a few yrs ago when I was still showing & I really liked them actully. They had a big chocalate male & a black with white bib & socks bitch & they where both big clowns & our TM's really got on well with them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Techincally, any breed can cause allergic reactions. Breeds that grow fur continuously are the least allergenic breeds. Poodles, Schnauzers, Shih Tzus, Maltese etc. don't shed, hence why they need to be shaved/clipped.
    Sorry to quote you on this Myf but it's a pet hate of mine... Poodles definitely do shed, they just do not drop much coat on your furniture.
    Because their coat is so thick and grows straight outwards the hair tangles on itself. This means less vaccuuming, but a LOT more brushing.

    I know that is probably what you meant but the non-shedding story is one a lot of puppy mills spin.

    I myself am allergic to short coated dogs. Long coats I have no problem with, OES, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Husky... it's breeds like Boxer, Dally, Staffy I can't handle.

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    I'm like Crested love and find I am more allergic to the short hair breeds.

    My pug shed a heap, but it was his saliva that was more of the problem and being a pug he was constantly sneezing on me. Drooling breeds I also have issues with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Do Chinesse Cresteds have less issues with poeple being allergic to them due to their general lack of hair or fur?
    It depends greatly.
    People who have a problem with different types of dog hair would be fine with a Crested.

    People who have a problem with dander would be... to put it nicely... screwed.

    Saliva... same as any other breed.

    I don't have any issues with mine except for if he curls up against me in bed. His bare bum against my bare back produces itching (TMI? lol!) I have no problem touching him with my hands or if he lays against my arms, I think that may be a case of the skin being 'tougher' on those areas because they are more exposed. My back rarely sees the light of day so the skin is more sensitive and is affected by him.

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    My mum seems to react with my Border Collie's long coat, yet she doesn't react to her short haired retriever cross.

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