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No Such Thing as a Hypoallergenic Dog Breed?

London / petbuzz / March 10, 2011 — Ever since US president Obama signed his family up for a so-called hypoallergenic dog, the world has gone mad for information on dogs who don't shed, dogs who don't cause allergies, dogs who don't make people sneeze and dogs who don't leave hairs all over the place.

The reality is, however, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog.

Associate publisher of K9 Magazine, Charles Vincent:

"One of the things we – as a specialist pet publishing business – noticed a huge increase of, was the sheer number of people who assumed that there are certain breeds which are hypo-allergenic. This simply isn't the case. Allergies to dogs are related to the skin more so than the fur, so unless someone has managed to create a skinless dog, then allergies can still be transmitted."

AJ Douglas, a PR rep for a Taxi software firm was one of the people who looked in to the so-called hypoallergenic dog breeds for his family.

"We saw all the talk about dogs that don't induce allergies in children and thought it would be a great introduction to dog ownership. However, we were glad to come across K9 Magazine's advice on the subject which explained that there is really no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog. This is important for people to know otherwise I think many people could end up with dogs believing them to be totally allergy free, only to learn the truth later that there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog. In fact, we felt many breeds were being actively promoted as allergy free and this is simply untrue.

Charles Vincent is keen to stress that there is great advantages to using information to learn about everything from dog allergies to allergy free dog food.

"The key is to research from credible sources, then check, then double check. There is a lot of information out there, some of it good, some of it not so. But most importantly, dog owners shouldn't jump in to any decisions until they have really scoured as many sources as possible.

Distributed by Angelo Brittas on behalf of petbuzz :: social media for pet brands.

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