Big intimidating dogs
Do your research, speak to shelters, ask to spend time with individual dogs who may be suitable and whatever you do, don’t buy in to the myth of the hypo allergenic dog, it simply does not exist.
OK, so we've established that there really is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog, but there are indeed certain breeds that shed less than others.
Wanda Phipatanakul, chair of the Indoor Allergen Committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Children’s Hospital —- The fact that this myth has been widely spread by the media means many people will be attracted to this breed, in particular, on the basis that it won’t aggravate an allergy could cause a LOT of heartache (and possible rehomings, GENUINE rehomings) down the line.
—- “All cats and dogs are allergenic (allergy-causing) to people who are allergic to animals.” ~ Humane Society of United States —- “Essentially, for a dog to be truly hypoallergenic, it would have to be tongue-less as well as hairless,” ~ Dr. That the Kennel Club, who are supposed to know about dogs are playing a role in adding to the myth, well that’s just beyond the pale.
If you are in need of a low shedding dog that is a little larger than most, then this is a dog worth considering.These dogs are great for those who are mildly allergic to dogs and who live in small apartments or homes.The Chinese Crested is an unusual dog because it is available in two distinct varieties.(Source: How would shelters be celebrating today if THEY were the beneficiaries of a 125% increase in demand. It’s now established, Obama’s dog choice HAS had an effect.If he’d kept true to his pledge to adopt from a shelter, how many needy dogs could benefit from the ‘Obama bounce’?