I often get asked ‘Are Patterdale Terriers hypoallergenic?’ The short answer is no – they are not. So avoid Patterdales if you particularly want or need a hypoallergenic dog.
What is a Hypoallergenic Dog?
A hypoallergenic dog is basically a dog that’s fur is not going to trigger allergies. Dogs such as Poodles, Bedlington Terriers and the Bichon Frise are hypoallergenic. Hybrids such as the Labradoodle or Cockapoo is also a popular choice. Their fluffy coat is not prone to shedding and rarely triggers allergic reactions in humans. So these are the types of breeds that you should go for if you know that someone in your household or close family has pet hair allergies.
However, it is important to remember that no dog breed is truly 100% hypoallergenic.
Short smooth haired breeds such as Jack Russell terriers and Beagles tend to moult quite a lot and can trigger allergies including rhinitis, itchy eyes and wheezing. In extreme cases this can trigger asthma attacks and so it is very important that if you suffer from these types of allergies, you choose your dog carefully.
Are Patterale Terriers Hypoallergenic?
No, Patterdale terriers are not Hypoallergenic.
They moult frequently and their short and fine fur can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions. So if you or someone in your household suffers from these health issues then sadly a Patterdale terrier may not be the dog for you.
Is the Patterpoo for you?
However, the good news is that if you love the energetic personality and cute face of a Patterdale then you could certainly consider a Patterdale cross. The Patterpoo is a cross between a Patterdale Terrier and a Poodle. This combination of the cute and energetic Patterdale with the Poodle’s coat could mean that this is the perfect dog for you!
If you have had any good or bad experiences with your animal allergies, we want to hear from you. What hypoallergenic breed of dog do you think is the best?