Poodle, Miniature Question

I see nothing about allergies. An Allergy Dr told my daughter her son was allergic to dogs. ...


I see nothing about allergies. An Allergy Dr told my daughter her son was allergic to dogs. There were several breeds that did not put off a dander that caused allergies, like a poodle. Is this still true?

    In Poodle, Miniature - Asked by Anonymous - 12/26/2010 2:38:25 PM
No dog will be 100% allergy free.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/27/2010 5:41:52 PM


I am allergic to dogs and cats, but I have a Poodle and A Shih Tzu. Both breeds are considered hypo-allergenic. However as mentioned no dog is 100% allergy-free. The term hypo- means low, it does not mean zero. So there is much less chance that a person will be allergic to one these breeds. Also consider that one could be allergic to shampoos, flea & tick treatments, grass pollen etc etc that may be found on a pet's coat and it may not be the actual dog itself that the person is allergic to. As long as my dogs are kept clipped and bathed I don't have any problems with allergies to either of them.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/6/2011 1:33:25 PM


I am also allergic to dogs and I am able to have poodles. They have to have regular baths though and haircuts. Poodles do not shed and are hypo-allergenic. Poodles have hair not fur and people who have allergies to cats, dogs or other animals will not with poodles unless the allergen is to saliva. They do not carry a dog odor. Poodles do need regular brushing and they do require haircuts just like people to keep them mat free. We recommend haircuts every 6-8 weeks or sooner.
    Answered by heavenboundnow - 12/16/2011 7:28:50 PM