Almost every person wants to have a pet in their home, but not everyone’s health allows them to do this. Currently, the term hypoallergenic dogs has become more and more common. This term refers to those breeds of dogs that do not cause health problems in people who are allergic to wool and pets on contact.
However, allergists have a different point of view. According to scientists, there are no more or less allergenic breeds of dogs. It all depends on the individual, and the breed of the dog does not play a big role in this.
However, science is considering the theory that some of the breeds are actually safe for people with allergies. However, there is no evidence to support this theory conclusively.
Some scientists believe that hypoallergenic dogs are a fiction that takes its roots from the Internet. This is explained by the fact that an allergic reaction in a person causes an allergen protein, which is contained in saliva and dandruff. Therefore, the breed plays little role in this.
There is a theory that the best dog breeds in this regard are those that have frequent coat changes. However, there are counterarguments to this argument as well. Some US scientists claim that even a completely shaved dog will accumulate allergens.
The main confirmed trait that affects the amount of allergens produced is the size of the dog. It is believed that the smaller the dog, the smaller the body area covered with hair, which means that it produces less harmful substances such as feces, urine, saliva and hair.
Also, as a rule, allergies in people are caused by several substances. Therefore, a dog walking outside brings allergens such as mold and pollen into the house. Accordingly, a large dog will bring much more dirt and germs into the house. Another plus of small dogs is the ease of washing, which can be done at least every day, or as the dog gets dirty.