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Pug owners.......

how is the dander on them? We've been advised that this is the year to get rid of our cat, as sons asthma is not improving whatsoever.

We're seeking a "replacement" to help the kids transition .... really hoped for a gerbil or hamster but the shavings and dust are too much

Is a pug allergy friendly?


Asked by hibbingmom at 7:47 PM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Pets

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  • great dogs and wonderful with kids, but not good for allergies or asthma. big shedders!!!

    Answer by pitbull4me at 11:51 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • All I have to say is that they are very stubborn. They are very hard to house trane and do not obey. I stay away form a small dog. Especially a pug

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:56 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I would just google what types of pets are hypoallergenic

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:57 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Poodles are hypoallergenic!

    Answer by Dawn4175 at 8:34 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Nope-pugs are one of the top three shedding dogs out there. They are also known for having skin problems. I am a groomer and have seen it all. Your best bet for low dander are the poodle type hair. Poodle mixes or a poodle. There really is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog-and don't let a "breeder" tell you there is. There are just some dogs that have less dander. If you are having trouble with a cat I would say get a fish-anything else with hair is going to have a degree of dander and you would end up having to get rid of yet another pet-when the shelters are so full. If you decide to try a dog have your son around the dog for a few hours and then go home and see how he does. If you do get a dog, please get one from a shelter or a rescue-and there are a ton of poodle mixes in both.

    Answer by Carajust at 8:42 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Here is a list of some dogs that are supposed to be hypo allergenic, you might consider one of these.
    American Hairless Terrier


    Bedlington Terrier


    Bichon Frise


    Border Terrier

    Bouvier des Flandres

    Cairn Terrier

    Chacy Ranior

    Chinese Crested (hairless)

    Coton De Tulear

    Giant Schnauzer

    Hairless Khala


    Irish Water Spaniel

    Kerry Blue Terrier


    Miniature Poodle

    Miniature Schnauzer

    Peruvian Inca Orchid

    Polish Owczarek Nizinny

    Portuguese Water Dog

    Puli (Pulik)


    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

    Spanish Water Dog

    Standard Poodle


    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 12:44 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

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