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Puppy Buying Tip: Buying a Hypoallergenic Puppy

There is such a large variety of dog breeds that anyone can experience the joys of owning a puppy, even people that suffer from allergies. There are a number of hypoallergenic dog breeds that won’t aggravate your allergies because they don’t shed or shed very little. The challenge is finding the right one for you. Spend some time online researching the different types of hypoallergenic dog breeds to find one that fits your lifestyle.

A few popular breeds include Shih-Tzu, Havanese, Giant Schnauzer, Labradoodle, and Yorkshire Terriers. They range in size and temperament, so you have a good selection to choose from. Once you have decided on the type of dog you want and located a breeder, spend time with the puppy. In addition to helping you figure out if the two of you will get along, you’ll also find out if the dog’s dander will aggravate your allergies.

While regular baths will keep the dander down, don’t be afraid to pass the dog if your allergies flare up to unbearable proportions. It is better to go without than to go through the heartbreak of having to give the dog up at a later date.

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