Are poodles hypoallergenic?

Yes, Poodles are hypoallergenic having a non shedding coat and hence are good for folks allergic to dogs.

Approximately 10% of USA population is allergic to dogs. Hence these days hypoallergenic dogs are quite popular. Hypoallergenic dogs like Poodle are the ones that do not shed much.

An interesting fact, people are not allergic to dogs but to the dander that dog produces and hypoallergenic dogs sheds a minimum. Thus making them best for folks who are allergic.

Reasons for Poodle being suitable for folks having allergies to dogs.

Poodles don’t shed much

Poodles have single coat that don’t shed much as typically double coat hair dogs shed more than single coat ones. They have long hairs and hence their hairs grow instead of shedding and can be trimmed.

Produce less dander

Contrary to the popular perception, allergy is not due to dog’s hairs but in most cases, it is due to Dander. Skin flakes that come off the dead skin of an animal are dander. When this is inhaled, it can cause allergy as well.

Poodles produces almost none Dander as compared to other dogs and hence they are safe for people allergic to dogs

Less drooling

Poodles doesn’t drool and hence chances of their saliva being in touch with you is again very less. This again minimizes the tendency to be allergic due to which Poodles are hypoallergenic.

Poodles are intelligent

Poodles are very intelligent and can be easily trained. Thus they are common to win the dog shows. You can easily train them to pee in the designated area and make dog free zones. You can as well train your Poodle not to lick.

While they are hypo allergenic, it is still best to have good care of them with good nutrition, regular walks, grooming so that his coat is healthy and magnificent.

miniature Poodle - hypoallergenic

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