Best Cat and Dog Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

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  1. Bedlinton Terrier
  2. Devon Rex
  3. Irish water spaniel
  4. Italian greyhound
  5. Javanese
  6. Labradoodle
  7. Labrador retriever
  8. Maltese
  9. Schnauzer
  10. Yorkshire terrier
  11. Iguana

The asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found that 15 to 30 percent of Americans are allergic to cats or dogs.

Ted Myatt, a senior scientist at Environmental Health and Engineering said:  “It’s important to note that no breed of dogs and cats has been proven to be truly hypoallergenic, but studies suggest that some may be more allergen-friendly than others.

The breeds singled out as Allergen All Starts tend to be smaller, are known to shed less or not shed, and possess shorter coats or fur that produces less dander.

Labrador retrievers, a large breed, made the allergen-friendly list because they love to swim and their frequent dips limit allergen concentrations in their fur.

Source:  Pet Product News, April 2014

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