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How Can Hairy Dogs Be Hypoallergenic?

You're probably wondering how the hairy small dog breds above can be hypoallergenic. Well, it's not a dog's hair that most people are allergic to. It's the dog's dander and saliva. Dander exists on the skin of every dog. However, the quantity of dander varies from breed to breed. Dander is microscopic and enters the environment wherever a dog stays. It floats in the air and gets trapped in our eyes, noses, and mouth. That's where the allergic reaction is created. While dog hair may prove to be an annoyance if it gets on your furniture or clothes, it's not going to make you sneeze or your eyes water.