My friend insists there are hypoallergenic dogs. I say she is incorrect. We have a lunch bet. Should I skip breakfast? Yep! Some dogs may cause fewer allergy symptoms because they shed their fur less, but the fur isn't the source of most pet allergies. It's the dander (dead skin flakes), saliva and urine. The reason these dogs are more tolerable to allergy sufferers is that they leave less dander (which sticks to the fur) around the house. So they must be bathed more frequently to get rid of the dander because it will fall off with time, anyway.
Another option is to get a small dog. Less doggie, less dander!
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