I have asthma and allergies. My husband would love to get a Boston Terrier puppy. Oh and I love dogs too.... how crazy are we to get one? How are Bostons for allergies?
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seems to say Bostons are awful for people with allergies. Any experience with this?
I have bad allergies to all kinds of things. I'm worst with pollen, dust, mold, and cats. We have ferrets and I'm not allergic to 95% of those I've met. I've been allergic to some dogs but not others, maybe this is more 50-50... for example I wasn't allergic to my parents' corgi when I was a kid, but (more recently) congested after an elevator ride with a very large dog, or getting itchy or hives after being licked by others. We are not attracted to any of the AKC recommended dogs for allergies (with reduced dander). Plus I seem to be allergic to pet saliva as well as dander.
We are planning to visit some breeders, so I will have this opportunity to see how allergic I am. I am not sure how easy it will be to tell, as I already have seasonal allergies active and so many people have cats too.
I've noticed with cats I am often more allergic to male cats. Does the same apply to male dogs?
A potentially destructive part of me thinks that I'm regularly sniffling and allergic to EVERYTHING ELSE ANYWAY (dust, grass, all trees & shrubs in Canada), how much could one dog add? Side note: Due to these other allergy frustrations (plus pet ones) I will be talking to my doctor about allergy shots for my seasonal allergies, they last half the year.
Any tips from dog owners with allergies are also welcome. Thanks!