There’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog

A recent study has found that hypoallergenic dogs cause as much allergy irritation as any other kind of dog Researchers studied 60 different breeds of dogs, 11 of which were hypoallergenic When compared to dogs who weren’t hypoallergenic, both types of dogs had the same levels of allergens “We found no scientific basis to the claim hypoallergenic dogs have less allergens,” said study author Dr Christine Cole Johnson, chair of Henry Ford’s Department of Public Health Sciences, to One of the reasons why certain dog breeds are called hypoallergenic is because they’ve been bred to shed less But allergies are actually caused by a protein in pets’ saliva and urine and not by fur “But the idea that you can buy a certain breed of dog and think it will cause less allergy problems for a person already dog-allergic is not borne out by our study,” Johnson said, according to