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Sneeze-Free: Hypoallergenic Dog and Cat Breeds

Mar 12 2012 - 11:00am

If you know someone with pet allergies, then you're probably aware that some dog and cat breeds are less likely to cause your pal sneezes and itchy eyes. It's not necessarily the animal's fur that keeps some sniffles at bay: these breeds produce less dander or certain proteins in their saliva, or shed less than other breeds, thereby reducing airborne allergens. While these pets are great companions for allergy sufferers, keep in mind that they aren't completely allergen-free, so taking other measures (like frequent house cleaning, hand washing, and air filtering) will be necessary if you make them part of your family. It's important to do your research when considering a new pet, but here's a roundup of hypoallergenic dogs and cats to get brains a-storming.

Source: Flickr User Asha Elizabeth Gupta [1]

Affenpinscher

Source: Flickr User Kjunstorm [2]

Afghan Hound

Source: Flickr User diveofficer [3]

Airedale Terrier

Source: Flickr User Lulu Hoeller [4]

Balinese

Source: Flickr User viroze [5]

Basenji

Source: Flickr User fugzu [6]

Bedlington Terrier

Source: Flickr User tanakawho [7]

Bichon Frise

Source: Flickr User mrRobot [8]

Bouvier des Flandres

Source: Flickr User raddewey [9]

Cairn Terrier

Source: Flickr User tanakawho [10]

Chinese Crested

Source: Flickr User talese_estelle [11]

Cornish Rex

Source: Flickr User Anna-Stina [12]

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Source: Flickr User audrey_sel [13]

Devon Rex

Source: Flickr User John "Pathfinder" Lester [14]

Goldendoodle

Source: Flickr User Asha Elizabeth Gupta [15]

Havanese

Source: Flickr User jessiejacobson [16]

Irish Terrier

Source: Flickr User jumpyjodes [17]

Irish Water Spaniel

Source: Getty [18]

Italian Greyhound

Source: Flickr User 11950mike [19]

Javanese

Source: Source [20]

Kerry Blue Terrier

Source: Getty [21]

Labradoodle

Source: Flickr User BierDoctor [22]

Lowchen

Source: Flickr User John of Austin [23]

Maltese

Source: Getty [24]

Manchester Terrier

Source: Getty [25]

Norwich Terrier

Source: Flickr User audrey_sel [26]

Oriental Shorthair

Source: Flickr User Lil Shepherd [27]

Peruvian Hairless Dog

Source: Flickr User HBarrison [28]

Poodle (Standard, Miniature, and Toy)

Source: Flickr User Living in Monrovia [29]

Portuguese Water Dog

Source: Flickr User Sirsnapsalot [30]

Puli

Source: Flickr User Tanja de Bie [31]

Rat Terrier

Source: Flickr User LifeSupercharger [32]

Samoyed

Source: Flickr User y_katsuuu [33]

Schnauzer

Source: Flickr User rastapunk8 [34]

Scottish Terrier

Source: Flickr User arrtx1 [35]

Sealyham Terrier

Source: Getty [36]

Shih Tzu

Source: Flickr User angela n. [37]

Siberian

Source: Source [38]

Silky Terrier

Source: Flickr User ofsilkysdream [39]

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Source: Flickr User sirispj [40]

Sphynx

Source: Flickr User Sunfox [41]

Tibetan Terrier

Source: Flickr User Chris Doelle [42]

Welsh Terrier

Source: Flickr User kopibrian [43]

West Highland White Terrier

Source: Flickr User tanakawho [44]

Wire Fox Terrier

Source: Flickr User Alicia Nijdam [45]

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Source: Flickr User Shames Privacy [46]

Xoloitzcuintli

Source: Flickr User Micyaotl [47]

Yorkshire Terrier

Source: Flickr User Macskafaraok [48]


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