Bichon Frise and allergies

Some breeds of dogs, such as Bichon Frise, Poodles, are sold with the words "Hypoallergenic", "dog suitable for people with allergies", etc. - and we also have many Bichon owners who say that the reason the choice of the breed is precisely that this breed does not cause allergies in them, also among the Bichon Frise breeders there are people who believe that they are allergic to other breeds of dogs, but not to Bichons. However, there are a lot of types of allergies, and it is wrong to promise the buyer of a puppy that a certain breed will definitely not cause allergies in anyone.

Several breeds of dogs that are claimed to be hypoallergenic have been researched and, according to their research, all of them contain allergens (allergens are not only dog hair, but also saliva and urine).

If a dog-allergic family adopts a Bichon, they must determine their own position regarding a possible dog allergy. An adult has the right to decide for himself what risk he takes in his life, but when it comes to children, the parents are responsible for the decision - a small child is not able to solve an issue that can affect others for his life.

It is irresponsible for a breeder to sell a puppy to people in such a way that the buyer believes that the Bichon Frise does not cause any allergies; this perception is based only on feelings, there are no scientific studies to support this claim. A responsible breeder who genuinely cares about his dogs will not sell a puppy promising the buyer something he cannot be sure of.

Before making a decision to purchase a puppy, the buyer should be sufficiently familiar with the breed and, if a dog allergy is suspected, try to come into contact with the dogs for a certain period of time, for example, visiting families with Bichon Frise.

Copyright Yana Helstein


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