Hypoallergenic dog breeds are becoming more and more popular as many people tend to experience allergic reactions and want to prevent themselves from constant exposure to particles of dust and hair that many dog breeds bear. According to American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 10% of the population of the US is allergic to dogs. To be honest, there is not a single breed that is 100% hypoallergenic but there dozens of breeds that do well with allergy sufferers – they produce less dander and have a non-shedding coat. Before we proceed with our topic, let us share with you hit lists of dog breeds that are proved less allergenic that other breeds:
- AKC.org/dog-breeds/hypoallergenic-dogs/ – a list of breeds composed by The American Kennel Club.
- DogBreedInfo.com/allergy.htm – another big list of all breeds notable for their low-allergy influence.
- DogTime.com/dog-health/general/4883-hypoallergenic-small-dogs-list – a list of small breeds.
Before searching for a hypoallergenic dog breeder, consider viewing each breed mentioned in one of the lists above in terms of its qualities and suitability to your lifestyle and family needs.
Search for Breeder
When searching for a hypoallergenic dog, you should know that the breeder you opted for is likely to be a bit rare to find than any other “regular” dog. It is so due to special conditions that the breeder must comply with in order to correspond to several breed standard requirements set by various dog organizations. For instance, the hypoallergenic dog must be completely healthy, have a perfect pedigree and show evident its “hypoallergenic” feature. This is why finding such dog may be challenging.
Hypoallergenic breeders are rare but still are, especially with the recent increase in popularity of such dogs.
If you are searching for a breeder namely, you should try these 3 options.
Option 1 – find someone who already has such dog.
You may come across a dog fanciers club or meet someone at local dog show keeping the exact breed you are looking for. Surprisingly for you, all hypoallergenic breed owners tend to unite under flags of different theme-related clubs and meetings so finding one and as consequence a reputable breeder is a matter of perseverance.
Option 2 – type the needed breed name plus “breeder USA” and you’ll find dozens of sites that will offer great puppies for sale raised by high-grade kennels. You may also have luck finding a club dedicated to certain breed with some helpful ads of owners (not only breeders) who are willing to sell their puppies.
Option 3 – use the help of the biggest search engines at dog-dedicated sites. Here’s a short list of our preferences:
- PuppyFind.com – thousands of puppies, all breeds available from A to Z.
- EuroPuppy.com – a great company working internationally; can help to find almost any dog.
- PurebredBreeders.com – another team helping to find purebreds as well as designer mixed breeds.
And also before searching for a breeder, visit this link first: humanesociety.org/issues/puppy_mills/tips/finding_responsible_dog_breeder.html
The Humane Society of the United States is the force to reckon with and having many years of fight against puppy mills behind, this organization can help you to clarify the “reputable breeder” term.
When searching for a breeder always consider viewing reviews and try to find out as much as possible about hem before visiting. A great breeder is a certified one: contact the AKC or the Humane Society to find out if the breeder is listed in any of their lists. If you want to find the best breeder, consider signing to the club dedicated to the dog you are willing to find. The club staff will absolutely help you to find the breeder and will give helpful recommendations on choosing the right one as well as the puppy.