Are Yorkies considered hypoallergenic?
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I’ve heard that they are, but I also know that poodles and maltese are hypoallergenic too. When my friend got a maltese poo I wasn’t allergic to him at first, but when I visited on Sunday I started getting hives. Mabey it’s the food that the puppy eats? I’m not sure, but I don’t want to be allergic to my Yorkie so is there a shampoo or something that can lower the allergy levels, if I am allergic to Yorkies?
Answer by Jennifer M~ Got the Giggles
Your allergist should be able to tell you if it is dander or saliva from dogs you are allergic to.
No dog is truly hypoallergenic. My friend has a poodle that hardly sets off her allergies at all, yet that dogs littermate brother makes her sneeze like mad. It all depends upon the individual dog and you.
You may be allergic to your yorkie, you may not. We can’t tell you as all allergies are different.
Quality food can make a dog shed less, so technically it could make a difference.
Yorkies don’t have a thick undercoat like many breeds so hey can affect allergies less. Keep him well groomed for your best chances of not reacting. Washing too often can actually be bad for his coat.
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