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									Which Breed of Hypoallergenic Dog is Right for Your Family

If you are looking for a hypoallergenic dog, you will have many breeds to
choose from. From smaller dogs like the Maltese, to larger breeds such as
the Greyhound, these dogs tend to shed less, and do not product as much
saliva or urine. When researching dog breeds, you should keep in mind not
only whether they are hypoallergenic, but also which living conditions
they prefer, how they behave around children, and how much care and
maintenance they will need. Certain breeds require constant
companionship, while other breeds can be left along all day while you are
at work.

Smaller hypoallergenic breeds such as the Poodle, Maltese, Labradoodle,
and Bishon Frise require much from their owners. Not only do they need
companionship, they will also need to be bathed once a month and will
also need to be brushed once a day in order to keep knots from developing
in their fur. While these dogs have shorter hair and no undercoating,
they may not be the best choice if you have small children. Territorial
and moody, these dogs will get upset when they are competing with
children for your attention.

Small to medium dogs that are hypoallergenic and will behave around
children include terriers, greyhounds, and the Mexican hairless. These
dogs have short fur or none at all and do not shed as much dander as
other breeds. If you live in a small apartment, these dogs are the better
choice. They do not need a lot of room to run around in and they do not
make too much noise. If you need to leave these dogs for the day while
you are working or running errands, they will not be as nervous or scared
as other breeds.

Hypoallergenic dogs are usually the smaller breeds, even though
greyhounds come in a variety of sizes. Deciding on the breed of dog will
depend on your lifestyle and what you expect from a pet. If you already
have a pet, you will want to buy a breed that will get along with other

Typically, hypoallergenic dogs will live ten to fifteen years. Many
smaller breeds may experience health issues during this time, but for the
most part, the dogs make great pets for those who do not have children or
who do not have to travel for work. Because these dogs are small, they
will usually not be able to reach couches, chairs, beds, or other
furniture unless you help them up. This will also reduce allergens that
can cause an allergy attack.

Having your hypoallergenic dog groomed once every two months or so will
not only keep the dog looking its best, but it will also help reduce the
amount of allergens. Smaller dogs need to be bathed once a month in order
to keep them clean. Over bathing will result in dry skin, so you should
ask your veterinarian for instructions on how to bathe small dogs.
Maintaining a clean coat and brushing your dog once a day will help
reduce the allergens in your home.

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