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Monday, March 31, 2008

My Girls Want A Dog


An ongoing conversation in our household is when/if we can get a dog. My younger daughter really, really, really wants a dog, mommy....but my older daughter is allergic to most (if not all) breeds. This weekend, we visited Brent, Fitz, and their dogs, Sophie (pictured above) and Rocky (who looks like Toto from the Wizard of Oz). Sophie is the sweetest, and my girls were all over her....but Benadryl was necessary, so I'm afraid there's no pit bull in our future. I've heard that there are certain breeds like cockapoos and wheaton terriers that don't shed and are thought to be less likely to trigger an allergic reaction. We try to expose my daughter to different breeds to test her allergies....maybe we should visit an American Animal Care Center to learn more about the best breeds for allergic kids, and borrow one for a weekend to test it out.




5 comments:

Johnny Wadd said...

My girlfriend is allergic to dogs as well so she has a hypoallergenic breed that doesn't shed and she has no probs. We have a shi-poo, half shitzu half poodle.. nice breed if you can find em.

Phil said...

Poodles are generally a good breed for people who are allergic. They have "hair" rather than "fur" (or so it's said) which helps prevent dander. Schnauzers don't shed, so they may be a good choice, too.

Anonymous said...

Poodles are great for allergic people.

unpaid internship said...

Anything with hair instead of fur is usually okay for allergies.

unpaid internship said...

Not a big poodle fan.