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Questions & Answers
If you want a dog that’s both non-shedding and hypoallergenic, you’re in luck—most of the time they mean the same thing. That’s because most dog allergies are caused by dander (tiny flakes of skin attached to your dog’s hair when it sheds). More often than not, a dog who sheds less is also a dog who triggers allergies less.
Although animal dander isn’t the sole cause of pet allergies, it is the cause most often responsible for allergies for dog owners. Dog saliva and urine can also trigger allergic reactions, and some people are more sensitive to dog allergies than other people. However, the less a dog sheds, the less likely you are to have allergies.
Even if you’re currently suffering from allergies, there are still steps you can take to reduce your symptoms—regardless of whether or not you have a hypoallergenic dog. The biggest “secret” to reducing allergies is to regularly groom and bathe your pup. Regular grooming reduces the amount of loose hair (and dander) around your house.
Certain breeds are prized for their coats, and ethical breeders will always try to maintain these standards in their puppies. For example, choosing a responsibly bred Poodle or Schnauzer should always produce a pup with a non-shedding or minimally shedding coat, regardless of where they come from.
If you already know that you have dog allergies, then getting a non-shedding or minimally shedding puppy is the way to go. The less your puppy sheds, the less likely your allergies are to be set off. But remember, all dogs shed to some extent—if you have severe allergies, you may want to consider other options.
There are so many small dog breeds available for people who suffer from allergies! Some of our top picks are Miniature and Micro Poodles, Mini and Micro Doodle hybrids like Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Cockapoos, Maltipoos, Bernedoodles, Cavapoos and more, Miniature Schnauzers, Maltese, Bichon Frise, Shih Tzus, and many more.
Uptown Puppies is a place where truly ethical and outstanding breeders can meet loving families without the hassle. Gone are the days of worrying about puppy scams and puppy mills—choosing a vetted 5-star breeder from our network gives you peace of mind that your new best friend is healthy and happy.
Absolutely! In the Uptown Network, there are dozens of amazing small dogs don t shed. Unfortunately, these puppies tend to go fast—it’s normal for litters listed one day to be fully scooped up by the next day. If you see your dream dog, act fast before someone else brings home your new friend!
Once you’ve settled on your new puppy, your dog’s breeder will be available to answer any questions you might have, keeping you up to date on your pooch’s diet, health checks and travel arrangements. You can always talk directly to your breeder and ask any burning questions you have before, during and after the process.
Shelters are a fine choice for many families and we fully support animal shelters across the country. Uptown Puppies offers peace of mind that’s difficult to get when you buy a shelter pup—all puppies from our network come from definite backgrounds meaning you can know for sure whether your puppy is non-shedding or not.
Breeders and puppy businesses in the Uptown Network must give all no shed small dogs a comprehensive health check before he or she arrives. These checks will take a thorough look at your pup’s eyes, mouth, teeth, nose, fur, skin, ears, and their respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.
Transportation options may vary depending on the breeder, but one of the most popular ways people choose to meet their new puppy is by picking the dog up at the nearest major airport. Air transport is available in all of the Continental US, meaning it’s easier than every to find your dream dog at Uptown.
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