If you're an allergy sufferer and you want to own a dog so badly, then you'll probably want to find out what dog breeds are hypoallergenic. According to the WHO, every 5th person in the world suffers from certain types of food or environmental allergies. Therefore, before you decide to buy a Frenchie, it would be good to know if they are hypoallergenic.
Are Frenchies hypoallergenic?
Have you ever wondered what triggers allergies to dogs in humans? Humans are not allergic to a dog's hair but to its saliva and dander. Dander represents tiny bits of a dog's skin that is quite similar to human dandruff. Dander clings to the dog's hair, so that's why people with weaker immune systems start to sneeze, experience watery eyes, runny noses, and scratch the skin when come in contact with dogs.
The bad news is that a hypoallergenic dog breed doesn't exist. However, some studies have shown that dogs with curly hair such as Poodles, and Lagotto Romagnolos might sound like the best solution for people with a tendency to suffer from allergies.
Why is that so?
It's because curly-haired dogs don't shed so they don't release the dander which is a potential allergy trigger. On the other hand, hairless dogs would also be a good solution for allergy sufferers. Dog breeds such as American Hairless Terrier, Chinese Crested, and Peruvian Inca Orchid are only some of the hairless breeds to choose.
Can I have a Frenchie if I have allergies? Are French bulldogs hypoallergenic?
French bulldogs belong to moderate shedders, and unfortunately, they're not a hypoallergenic dog breed. Their short coats release the certain amount of dander, while their saliva is another potential treat for allergy sufferers.
If you still want to buy a French bulldog puppy even though you're allergic to dogs, then you'll need to groom your dog's coat every second or third day. That's how you'll release the dander from his/her skin and also make the coat look smooth and silky.
Another important step that will help you manage the allergy is to vacuum the house regularly. Besides, it would be helpful to remove all the rugs and carpets because they represent the greatest collectors of a dog's hair, dander and other allergens such as dust and mites.
If your dog learned to sleep with you in the bed and you became an allergy sufferer, then it's the ultimate time to provide him/her with a new place of sleeping. Besides you'll have a clean bed, your dog will get a sleeping place according to his needs.
You can choose a French bulldog bed with elevated edges so your dog can place his head, or a bed filled with memory foam for older pooches.
To thoroughly clean clothes from your French bulldog's hair, we also recommend you to use the following Pet Hair Remover For Washing Machine. It successfully removes a dog's dander, hair, lint, and human's hair from clothes. You just need to put it into the washing machine and this marvelous item will do the job for you.
We also recommend you to check our Hair Removing Roller because it features a hidden box for collecting the hair. Besides, it's handy to use it sofas, armchairs and other types of furniture that your dog uses.The roller comes with a rubber edge to make sure that the collected hair won’t fall from it during the process of cleaning. Thanks to a micro brush, you’ll be able to keep your house clean in the safest and easiest way.