If you suffer from allergies and you in the market for a new dog, it would make sense that you look for a dog that is hypoallergenic. Be aware though that no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, and some are just basically considered low allergy dogs. A hypoallergenic dog will typically shed a lot less hair than typical dogs. Even hairless dogs shed some dander or hair to some degree.
Please be advised that if you are to get a Havanese dog or a Shiba puppy, these dogs must be groomed regularly to help keep them as hypoallergenic as can be. It’s known that dogs without any hair or that grow hair continuously are the best dogs for hypoallergenic people. While some people are really allergic to everything of the dog, including its saliva, there is, unfortunately, no breed of dog that is hypoallergenic in terms of saliva. Some individuals who have terrible, highly severe allergies may still not be able to be around hypoallergenic dogs at all. Before deciding is the Havanese dog is right for you, perhaps it would be a great idea if you spent just a few days around them first, to find out if you’ll be fine owning on of them.
You might be lucky to find that not all dogs are created equal, meaning that while one breed of dog might make you get allergies, and another might just not! You might even be so lucky as to find a particular dog that you are not allergic to, whereas you are indeed allergic to that breed of dog, so it all varies really. This is exactly why it makes sense that you spend some time with the dog to find out exactly if it would be a good investment to go ahead and get the dog or not.
If you are getting a hybrid dog, you should also be aware of their rather low potential to take hypoallergenic qualities. Again, the best measure of this will always be to spend some time with the mutt to see if you really are allergic to it or not.
The bottom line is that depending on how severe your allergies actually are, you might still find it to be incredibly bearable to live around a Havanese dog. As a rule of thumb, always keep your dog’s hair cut regularly, as this is probably the best way to keep the dog itself at it’s most allergen-free. Also, if you have carpets in your home, you may want to clean them regularly, at least once every other day. This should greatly help with keeping household allergens out of your way also! If you have curtains of drapes then you should really consider washing them at least once a week. Have you ever considered getting a home air purifier?
And lastly, you should also consider talking to your health care provider for safe, easy to take medicines that you might be able to take that can also greatly help you manage the nuisance of pet allergies and also household allergens.