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The Best Dog Breeds for Anyone with Pet Allergies

Dogs are definitely man’s best friend. They’re energetic and fun, playful and cuddly, protective and caring. But if you happen to be allergic to dogs, you’ve likely missed out on all of the amazing qualities a dog can offer. 

Plenty of people are allergic to dogs and other furry pets. The allergy and its symptoms differ from person to person, but many who get the sniffles and sneezes around pups of all kinds aren’t actually allergic to dogs — they’re allergic to dogs’ dander or hair.

And fortunately, there are quite a few dog breeds that don’t feature the kind of dander or hair that can cause redness, sinus issues, and overall discomfort. There are hairless dogs, dogs who shed less, and even hypoallergenic dogs. 

And though the jury is still out among dog experts about how hypoallergenic a breed can be, one thing is certain. There’s a possibility that you could find a furry friend you aren’t allergic to. If you’ve long dreamed of owning a dog, but allergies kept you from adopting, here are the breeds you need to check out.

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