Precious pups can brighten up any home with their sweet (not altogether welcome) kisses and fury embraces. They’re our very best friends—snuggling right up next to us on the couch, agreeing to be our jogging buddies on morning runs, and gladly acting as back-up vacuums when we leave a crumb or two on the kitchen floor. When the pups fail at licking up all the messes on your floor, make sure to use Grab Green All Purpose Cleaner! It will clean up your messes, then messes left by your furry friends, and is gentle and safe for their little paws!
Every home should have a snuggly sweetheart, even the ones affected by allergies. If you or a loved one experience the following symptoms, you may suffer from a fur allergy caused by delightful dogs:
Symptoms of fur allergies
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), 15-30% of people have allergic reactions to dogs and cats. People with pet allergies have supersensitive immune systems that react to harmless proteins in the pet’s dander (dead skin that is shed), saliva or urine. Though pet hair is not an allergen, it can collect dander that irritates our symptoms. These symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. If you or a loved one suffers from fur allergies, look into adding one of these hypoallergenic dogs to the family to eliminate the sneezing and the wheezing.
Known for being lively, playful and fearless despite its small size, Maltese are gentle-mannered and oh-so loving. The long, silky white hair of the Maltese does not shed, making them perfect for allergy sufferers. Since they don’t shed, Maltese are gentle on our allergies and gentle on our home. No more time will be wasted tending to a runny nose or picking up pesky dog hair.
2. Shih Tzu
Shih Tzus are known to be tiny and compassionate creatures. They’re also known to have a soft coat that doesn’t shed. If you’re looking for a pup that’s tiny in size and doesn’t irritate allergies, Shih Tzus are paw-fect.
Cockapoos as cute as they are smart. They train easily and hardly sheds. A cross between an American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel and a poodle, they are known to be affectionate and mellow. Plus, Cockapoos have short, scruffy hair that doesn’t collect the dirty dust around the home. Score!
4. Yorkshire Terrier
Looking for a tiny pup with a big personality? Yorkshire Terriers are brave, determined, investigative, energentic, and won’t cause irritate family members with allergies. Their long and luxurious hair doesn’t shed and makes them perfect for young children to snuggle up to.
Schnauzers have those adorable shaggy faces that appear to be wise beyond their years. Animal Planet vouches for the hypoallergenic nature of Schnauzers, and even says the Miniture Schnauzer make great companions for children and are great guard dogs despite their small size. Though they are protective, they are fun-loving, energetic and happy creatures.
6. Golden Doodle
Golden Doodles are known to be happy, fluffy, and full of energy. They’re a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, making them the perfect play pal for the kids. They have all lovable qualities of the GoldenRetriever and the perfect, non-shedding coat of the Poodle. It’s the best of both worlds!