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Best Dogs for Kids with Allergies

Questions & Answers

Have questions about dogs for kids with allergies? We have answers!

What causes dog allergies for kids?

Dog allergies—like most other animal allergies—are caused by exposure to allergens from your dog’s body. These allergens can include saliva and urine, but the most common cause of allergies by far is dander—the tiny flakes of skin attached to a dog’s hair when it sheds. Dog allergies can range in severity from mild to oppressive.

Can dogs be 100% hypoallergenic?

There’s no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog for every person. Some folks suffer from allergies far worse than others, and even a totally non-shedding dog could trigger allergies in these owners. But for most people, a dog who sheds and drools less is a dog you can consider “hypoallergenic” or good dogs for children with allergies.

What is the best dog for kids with allergies?

Luckily there are loads of different breeds out there who are both kid-friendly and allergy-friendly. Some of the most popular are Poodle-hybrids such as Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, Cockapoos, Aussiedoodles, Bernedoodles, Maltipoos, Cavapoos, Yorkiepoos and more. Yorkies, Maltese, Havanese and Schnauzers are great options too!

How can you reduce dog allergies?

Besides owning a hypoallergenic dog, it’s important to keep in mind that the main trigger of dog allergies is dander. The less shed hair (and dander) you are exposed to, the less likely you are to suffer from allergies. That means bathing and grooming regularly can help reduce and eliminate dander (and allergies).

What’s this about Doodles?

“Doodle” refers to any hybrid breed made of a Poodle and another dog. Doodles are purposefully bred to be family-friendly and allergy-friendly! Some of the most popular Doodle dogs are Goldendoodles, Cockapoos, Labradoodles, Cavapoos, Maltipoos, Bernedoodles, Aussiedoodles and Yorkiepoos. All are amazing breeds and some of the best dog for child with allergies.

What are the signs of dog allergies?

There are many signs of dog allergies, and not everyone will be affected the same. Some common signs you might be allergic to dogs include itchy or watery eyes, itchy skin or nose, hives, postnasal drip, coughing, eczema, facial pain or pressure, congestion, or runny nose. Some people are only slightly allergic, others moreso.

Why is Uptown Puppies different from other places with the best small dogs for kids with allergies?

If you feel overwhelmed by the hundreds of choices among puppy breeders out there, you’re not alone. We wanted to create a place where families don’t need to worry about scams or puppy mills when they search for the ultimate dog. All businesses and breeders listed at Uptown are ethical, humane, honest, and love dogs just as much as you.

Are there any puppies available now for kids with allergies?

Yes, there are—but act quick, because litters you see now for the best dog breeds for kids with allergies might not be available tomorrow. Puppies from these breeders are adopted fast. The good news is that there are tons of allergy and kid-friendly breeds out there, so odds are pretty good that your family’s dream dog is already waiting for you!

What happens after I choose my new best friend?

Once you’ve found your perfect pup and you’re ready to reserve your new best friend, you’ll be able to contact the breeder with any and all questions you may have. You’ll be updated on any health checks and travel arrangements made for your puppy, as well as detailed information on your puppy’s diet and other milestones.

Why shouldn’t I bring home a shelter dog instead?

We love shelters and we fully support the work shelters do around the country. Shelter dogs are great, but they aren’t for everyone. This is especially true when you’re looking for an allergy-friendly dog that’s also great with kids, as many shelter dogs come with uncertain backgrounds. If you value peace of mind, Uptown might be a better fit.

How do I know that my puppy will be healthy?

When you bring home a puppy from a breeder or business in the Uptown Puppies network, your puppy comes with a free nose-to-tail health check. These thorough vet exams inspect your pup’s gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, as well as your pup’s ears, eyes, nose, teeth, skin and fur.

How does transportation work?

It doesn’t matter which part of the country you reside or where your puppy is located—businesses and breeders at Uptown are here to connect you with your new pal. One of the most common forms of transportation is airport pickup, where you can easily meet your puppy at your nearest major airport.