Indetify the Hypoallergenic Dogs and Their Grooming Needs

The term hypoallergenic dog breed is commonly used to refer to a dog breed that is more compatible with allergic people than other breeds. However, prominent allergen researchers have claimed that there is no basis to the claims that certain dog breeds are hypoallergenic and, while allergen levels vary among individual dogs, the breed is not a significant factor. In this article we examine several varieties of hypoallergenic dog and their different grooming needs.

Hypoallergenic dogs that shed less are more likely to be hypoallergenic, since the dog’s dander and saliva stick to the hair and are not released into the environment. How hypoallergenic a particular dog is for a given person may vary with the individual dog and that person. These dogs come in all shapes and sizes however the most popular are small.

 

Here are a list of popular hypoallergenic dog varieties and their individual grooming needs

 

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Bichon Frisé

Grooming Needs

Probably the most popular of all hypoallergenic dogs the Bichons are high-maintenance when it comes to grooming, and they are prone to skin troubles and allergies. Good grooming habits are a must. Brushing is needed at least twice per week and their white coats get dirty quickly, so baths are very frequent. Brushing should always be done before bathing, since the hair naturally tangles in the water. Tangles and mats that are present before a bath will be virtually impossible to remove and have to be cut out. The coat will require trimming every six weeks to sustain a good length. Every four to six weeks is a good period for baths, trims, nail clipping and ear cleaning as grooming a Bichon is not for the faint of heart or for those pressed for time.

Bichons are prone to eye tearing which can stain the face. Veterinarians can recommend eye wipes or solutions that can reduce the tearing relieve discomfort for the dog and help keep their white faces clean.

 

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Grooming Needs

Cairn Terriers ought to be brushed once per week to remove loose and dead hair. They only need to be bathed every few months, or as-required, because over-bathing can cause the coarse coat to become soft. Cairns do require some trimming to stay tidy, which for family dogs can be clipped with clippers. This only needs to occur two or three times per year.

It is important to continue the dental health of the Cairn terrier, and weekly brushing of the teeth can help keep gum disease, tarter, and bad breath to a minimum. Use only a veterinarian-approved solution to clean the ears, and trim the Cairn’s nails on a monthly basis if he does not wear down his nails naturally.

 

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Grooming Needs

Multi-generation Labradoodles have intense coats that mat easily, making regular grooming extremely important. Experts recommend having Labradoodles professionally groomed every four to six weeks, unless their owner is especially conscientious and enjoys doing lots of grooming. If the coat grows out and is not properly maintained, it can quickly become uncontrollable and difficult even for a professional groomer to recover. Labradoodles should be brushed and combed from the time they are puppies, so that they get used to and take pleasure in the feeling and process of being groomed. Since most Labradoodles are fairly odor-free, regular bathing is not necessary, except of course the dog has a play-date in a mud puddle or a good roll in some fresh livestock manure. Too many baths can damage their coat and strip their skin of natural, valuable oils.

 

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Grooming Needs

The Maltese are another one of the extremely popular hypoallergenic dogs. The coat of the Maltese sheds very little, if at all. A Long-haired Maltese will need to be brushed daily in order to prevent tangles and mats. If the dog does develop a mat, do not bathe him. Make sure all mats are worked out before bathing, as water will tighten the hair of the Maltese and make the condition much worse. Brushing the Maltese also helps keep him clean, so even a short haired dog should be brushed regularly. Maltese get dirty very easily and regular brushing can mean the difference between bathing the dog every week, or every two to three weeks.

Tear stains are a common condition, thanks to the white hair of the Maltese. Rub the face with a soft cloth and gentle, veterinarian-approved cleanser to keep stains to a minimum. Furthermore, their faces can become stained from food and water. Wipe the dog’s face after every meal, and dry his beard after he drinks. Some owners prefer to train their Maltese to drink from a water bottle, to avoid face staining.

Check the Maltese’s ears on a regular basis for signs of wax build-up, irritation or infection. Clean the ears with a cotton ball and a veterinarian-approved cleanser; never use a cotton swab in a dog’s ear canal. Also, Maltese grow a great deal of hair in their ears that needs to be removed. Ask your groomer or vet to do this or to show you how to pluck the hair at home. Teeth should be brushed on a weekly basis to prevent tartar build-up, support gum health and avoid bad breath. Trim nails monthly if the dog does not wear the toenails down naturally outdoors.

 

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Grooming Needs

To stay looking striking, Miniature Schnauzers need to be groomed every five to eight weeks. Many owners prefer to use the services of a professional groomer, as properly clipping a Schnauzer can be awkward. It is important to brush a Schnauzer two to three times per week to prevent mats. The reason this breed doesn’t shed is because the undercoat gets caught in the topcoat, so the loose and dead hair should be brushed out, in order to eliminate it. Wash the dog’s beard after mealtime, to remove food, prevent tangles and keep him looking and smelling fresh.

Check the Miniature Schnauzer’s ears on a regular basis for signs of wax build-up, irritation or infection. Clean the ears with a cotton ball and a veterinarian-approved cleanser; never use a cotton swab in a dog’s ear canal. Teeth should be brushed on a weekly basis to prevent tartar build-up, promote gum health and to avoid bad breath. Trim nails monthly if the dog does not wear the toenails down naturally outdoors.

 

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Grooming needs

Standard show Poodles are allowed a few distinct grooming styles, including puppy, English saddle and Continental, but household Poodles can be clipped, trimmed or shaved in just about any style imaginable. Regardless of the style, a Poodle needs to be brushed regularly. While they do not shed, the hair grows constantly, so loose hair and tangles need to be prevented and removed so that mats do not form. Bathing and trimming is required every three weeks. Many owners prefer to use the services of a professional groomer, while others learn to use the clippers themselves, in order to save money.

Check the ears on a regular basis for signs of wax build-up, irritation or infection. Clean the ears with a cotton ball and a veterinarian-approved cleanser; never use a cotton swab in a dog’s ear canal. Teeth should be brushed on a weekly basis to prevent tartar build-up, promote gum health and to circumvent bad breath. Trim nails monthly if the dog does not wear the toenails down naturally outdoors.

 

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Grooming needs

Show Toy Poodles are allowed a few distinctive grooming styles, including puppy, English saddle and Continental, but household Poodles can be clipped, trimmed or shaved in just about any style that you can think of. Regardless of the style, a Poodle needs to be brushed regularly. While they do not shed, the hair grows continually, so loose hair and tangles need to be prevented and removed so that mats do not form. Bathing and trimming is required every three weeks. Many owners prefer to use the services of a professional groomer, while others learn to use the clippers themselves, in order to save money.

Check the ears on a regular basis for signs of wax build-up, irritation or infection, as dogs with drop ears are prone to painful earaches. Clean the ears with a cotton ball and a veterinarian-approved cleanser; never use a cotton swab in a dog’s ear canal. Teeth should be brushed on a weekly basis to prevent tartar build-up, promote gum health and continue to avoid bad breath. This is especially important in small breeds, which often experience dental problems as they grow old. Trim nails monthly if the dog does not wear the toenails down naturally outdoors.

 

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Grooming Needs

The powder puff variety needs to be brushed consistently. The Hairless Crested must be bathed often with a great hair shampoo, recommended by a groomer or vet. This type leans to skin irritability and other skin problems, when bath time the canine, look for troubles such as pimples, blackheads, completely dry skin, etc. Powder puffs need to be bathed consistently, however not as regularly as the Hairless.
The Hairless is a lot more vulnerable to dental problems than the Powder-puff, but good oral health must be engaged in by all pet dog proprietors. Brushing a number of times weekly will help keep teeth and also gums healthy and could keep halitosis away.
 

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Grooming Needs

Though the coat of the Portuguese water dog sheds very lightly, regular grooming is still required to keep the coat tangle free. Brushing two to three times per week is the norm. Monthly clips or trims are required to keep the coat looking neat. The coat may be trimmed in a lion clip or a retriever clip. The lion clip involves keeping the muzzle, mid body and rear end short, but keeping a tuft at the end of the tail. The retriever clip is achieved by clipping the coat all over to one inch in length, but leaving the hair at the end of the tail to grow full length.

This breed enjoys swimming, and when he comes out of the water, it is important to rinse him with fresh water to remove chlorine, salt, dirt, debris and other things that may cause skin issues or coat problems. The ears should also dry after a swim in order to prevent painful ear infections. Check the ears on a regular basis for signs of wax build-up, irritation or infection. Clean the ears with a cotton ball and a veterinarian-approved cleanser; never use a cotton swab in a dog’s ear canal. Teeth should be brushed on a weekly basis to prevent tartar build-up, promote gum health and avoid bad breath. Trim nails monthly if the dog does not wear the toenails down naturally outdoors.

 

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Grooming Needs

The long coat of the Tibetan Terrier needs to be brushed daily to keep it tangle and mat free. The coat should always be misted with water before brushed; otherwise the hair will break off. It is important to brush the coat all the way down to the skin to ensure all loose hair is removed. Mats are especially prone to form behind the ears, on the chest, the belly and the armpits. For dogs that won’t be shown, owners can opt to clip the hair into a puppy cut, which requires much less maintenance. Tibetan Terriers should be bathed monthly.

Check the ears on a weekly basis for signs of infection, irritation, or wax build up. Cleanse regularly with a veterinarian-approved cleanser and cotton ball. Brush the teeth at least once per week to prevent tartar build-up and fight gum disease. Additionally, nails should be trimmed once per month if the dog does not wear the toenails down naturally.

 

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Grooming Needs

Grooming a Shih Tzu is a time-consuming endeavor. Daily brushing and combing is a must to remove tangles, and bathing is usually necessary once per week. Brushing must reach all the way down to the skin in order to properly prevent tangles and mats. Owners who do not show their Shih Tzu often opt to clip the hair short to avoid the constant upkeep. Clipped dogs require trims every six to eight weeks.

Check the ears on a weekly basis for signs of infection, irritation, or wax build up. Cleanse regularly with a veterinarian-approved cleanser and cotton ball. Brush the teeth at least once per week to prevent tartar build-up and gum disease. Small dogs are prone to dental problems later in life, so brushing more often is a good idea. Additionally, nails should be trimmed once per month if the dog does not wear the toenails down naturally.

 

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Grooming Needs

If left untrimmed, the Airedale’s coat can become quite unruly. Owners of family Airedales have their dogs trimmed or stripped several times a year in order to keep the coat short and manageable. Show Airedales require regular stripping to keep the coat up to snuff. Weekly brushing is required to keep the coat neat between baths and trims. Airedales do not require frequent bathing; in fact over-bathing this breed can cause the coat to break down and become soft, which is not the proper texture.

Airedale Terrier’s nails should be trimmed monthly, and though they are not prone to ear infections, the ears should be cleaned monthly as well.

  

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Yorkshire Terrier

Grooming Needs

Soft haired Yorkshire Terriers are prone to tangles, so brushing ought to be a day-to-day occurrence to avoid mats and also to keep the layer clean. Smooth haired Yorkies need to be cleaned at the very least 3 times weekly, as their hair is not as vulnerable to tangling. Regardless of layer structure, if the dog is not being shown, there is no useful need to keep the hair long, and some owners opt to clip the layer short in order to lessen upkeep.

Check the ears on a once a week basis for signs of infection, inflammation, or wax build up. Clean regularly with a veterinarian-approved cleanser. Brush the teeth at least once a week to prevent tartar build-up and also battle gum disease. Lap dogs lean to dental problems, especially later on in life, so the more the teeth are brushed in your home, the better. Furthermore, nails ought to be cut once per month if the dog does not wear down the toe nails naturally.

 

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Grooming Needs

Irish Water Spaniels shed hardly any fur, if at all, but they still need to be brushed two to three times every week. Cleaning eliminates dirt, protects against tangles as well as mats from developing and also keeps the hair healthy and balanced. The organic oil in the dog’s layer draws in dirt and as well particles and so normal brushing removes this filth and distributes the oil throughout the hair to keep coat clean and healthy.

The lengthy, drooping, pendant ears of the Irish Water Spaniel do not enable air to circulate properly through the ear, as well as when the dog swims, water might get caught in the ear, making them prone to excruciating ear infections. After the dog has been in the water, and also one or two times every week, clean the space with a cotton sphere as well as a veterinarian-recommended facial cleanser.

Cleaning the teeth on an every week basis will certainly stop tartar buildup, promote gum health and wellness and keep bad breath at bay. Cut nails when each month, if the pet does not naturally fag out the nails outdoors. If the toes click tough floors, the nails are as well long.

 

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Grooming Needs

Westies require regular cleaning as well as trimming to keep the layer healthy and balanced and nice. Program dogs should be stripped two times each year, but non-show pets don’t need to undertake this taxing habit. Cutting needs to be done to the feet, around the ears and eyes. The round form of the hair on the head that is common of program canines is obtained with tweezing.

The low shedding coat just calls for showering when required. Normal wipe-downs with a damp fabric or bath time clean could assist keep the layer looking white in between bathrooms.

Examine the ears on a regular basis for indications of infection, inflammation, or wax build up. Clean on a regular basis with a veterinarian-approved facial cleanser and cotton round. Brush the teeth at least as soon as weekly to stop tartar build-up and fight gum disease. In addition, nails should be cut once each month if the dog does not put on the toe nails down naturally.

 

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Grooming Needs

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers so not have an undercoat, so they shed very lightly throughout the year. Daily grooming is required to maintain the proper look and feel of the coat, but dogs that aren’t being shown can get away with a scruffier appearance and three days of grooming per week. Baths are only required as needed. Check the ears on a weekly basis for signs of infection, irritation, or wax build up. Cleanse regularly with a veterinarian-approved cleanser and cotton ball. Brush the teeth at least once per week to prevent tartar build-up and fight gum disease. Additionally, nails should be trimmed once per month if the dog does not wear down the toenails naturally.

Researchers have shown that frequently bathing dogs reduces the amount of allergen related protein on the fur or hair of the dog and the amount of airborne allergen. Bathing a dog at least twice a week will minimize or even eliminate the reaction of an allergic person to a dog

 Reference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoallergenic_dog_breed#cite_note-Green1996-17