basketballa_08: What is a medium sized running dog that doesn't shed?
Ok, i was planning on getting either a lab or a golden retriever but my family is allergic to the shedding. I really want a dog that possibly resembles the two but does not shed. Although i want a dog that doesnt totally blow out of my price range $ 100-$ 500.
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Answer by Pr_Mami_4U2NV
grey hound or italian greyhound
Answer by Lauren S
I have two Vizslas. They’re GREAT running dogs. They have no undercoat, so even though they shed, allergies aren’t a problem. My boyfriend has them, and he has no problem with either dog. Our girl is 45 pounds and our boy is 65 pounds.
As far as price goes, if you don’t want to spend very much, you should look into getting a rescue dog. Any pup that you get from a breeder will cost more, and if you buy from anywhere else, the dog could have a lot of health problems. In most cases, when it comes to puppies, you get what you pay for. As well, if you get a dog that’s around one year of age, it will still be very trainable, but will have already gone through housebreaking, etc. As well, if you get an older dog (not a puppy), then you can start running right away. You’re not supposed to run too hard with puppies.
Answer by Basset Owned & Appro
Just to be clear: There are NO hypoallergenic dogs. There are dog breeds that may be less harsh to people's allergies, but no completely hypoallergenic. People are allergic to dander, not just the hair and all dogs give off dander even if it's a minimal amount.
A standard poodle is a good dog that fits your size requirement that usually minimally irritates allergies. Unlike their toy counterparts (no offense) they are quite intelligent and are highly trainable. Just make sure to do more extensive research (as in not just yahoo answers) before making a decision.
You are not going to find a quality bred puppy (which is key) for anywhere near $ 100, though you maybe able to for around $ 500 (depending on the circumstances with the breeder). Also, make sure you do your homework on the cost of owning a dog. The initial price is minimal compared to what you will pay for veterinary care and upkeep in the first year alone.
One final note – disregard any advice to get anything that ends in "doodle" "poo" etc. Those are mutts. The reason being also is that "labradoodles" and "goldendoodles," which others might suggest for you (b/c of allergies), receive traits randomly from both parents. They may receive their coat type genes from their lab or golden parent which isn't good at all for allergies.
Answer by Julie
Please adopt a shelter dog! They usually don't cost much, much less than a dog from a "breeder" or pet store, they are up to date on shots, spayed or neutered, and many have obedience training before they leave the shelter. Almost any dog that is mixed with a poodle won't shed. You can find Labradoodles and Goldendoodles that do not shed. Best of luck!
If you adopt an older "doodle" dog (not a puppy) you can see if they take after the lab or golden parent or if they have the poodle traits. There is nothing wrong with getting a mutt, provided you are not buying them from a breeder. I don't believe in breeding just any dog, I do believe in rescuing them though.
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