ARE THESE DOGS "HYPO-ALLERGENIC"?
I want my answer on this to be clear - NO DOG IS COMPLETELY HYPO-ALLERGENIC and therefore the Cavachon and Cavapoo are not hypoallergenic. This is not up for debate, it's a fact. There are dogs who are often better tolerated by those with allergies, but no such thing as a dog that's guaranteed not to cause an allergic reaction. If you are one of the many consumers who refuse to believe this (or a breeder who promises their dogs are hypoallergenic) please do your research with reputable medical and scientific organizations that will all tell you the same thing - NO DOG IS HYPOALLERGENIC. I will link to several reliable and factual resources at the bottom to confirm this for you. In fact, one of them discusses a 2011 study that compared dust samples from homes with dog breeds reported to be hypoallergenic and those of homes with other dogs. The levels of dog allergen in homes with “hypoallergenic” dogs did not differ from the levels in homes with other breeds.
Here are some other facts related to dog allergies that you should consider when searching for a pet that is less likely to cause allergies:
Now that we are straight on fact versus fiction, please know that both the Cavachon and the Cavapoo are great choices for low-shedding dogs who may be less likely to trigger allergies than other dogs. If allergies are a major concern, you should consider the following:
In closing we want to make it clear that we LOVE our dogs and allergies don't stop us from owning them. But, we are also honest with prospective owners and have no desire to sell a dog that's ultimately going to be returned or even worse, re-homed without our permission. Many members of our family have severe allergies to pet dander but they still own dogs - even allowing them on the furniture and bed. That being said, they went in to this knowing that constant cleaning, allergy shots and regular medicines were part of the agreement and they did not assume they would simply give the dog away. Talk to your doctor. Do your research. Test your allergies with various breeds and make an informed, not an impulsive decision.
Reliable Resources for Research on Animal Allergies:
American Lung Association
Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
WebMD - Pet Allergies
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunotherapy
Products our Family Loves for Cleaner Indoor Air:
Germ Guardian Air Filter
Dyson Animal Ball 2 Vacuum
Dyson Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum
Filtrete Elite Allergen Home Air Filters
This blog contains affiliate links. I may earn commissions from qualifying purchases made from links on this blog. We do not recommend any products that we do not purchase and use for our dogs.