Types of Hypoallergenic Hunting
Hunting dogs, though traditionally used for hunting small
game including foxes, rabbits, and others, have become
household pets to many. Intelligent, graceful, and energetic,
these dogs can bring joy and comfort to any home.
Hypoallergenic hunting dogs are available for those who have
problems with dog allergies. Three popular breeds include the
German Shorthaired Pointer, the Afghan Hound, and the
The German Shorthaired Pointer still used
for hunting purposes today, is also considered a good choice
for a family dog. The dog has a short coat that can be brushed
easily. A short coat will not shed as much as longer coats and
will not hold as much dander either. This is why the German
Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent choice for those who suffer
from allergies. Long and lean, these dogs are very friendly and
enjoy getting their exercise. Not much extra care is needed as
the dogs do not have to be groomed often and they should only
be bathed when they are extremely dirty.
A cross between a German Pointer and an English Pointer, the
German Shorthaired Pointer is a good dog to have when on a
hunt. The dog responds to noise and movement very quickly and
is a loyal companion to have when outdoors.
The Afghan Hound may not look like a hypoallergenic dog with
its long hair, but since the hair is similar to human hair, the
dogs do not shed as frequently, which cause fewer allergy
issues for owners and those who visit. While this dog was once
used to hunt foxes, wolves, and deer, it is not longer used
today. Instead, it is kept as a pet or for dog showing. With
its beautiful brown coat, this dog is a showpiece.
The Afghan hound is a pleasant dog, but it does not take
commands as often as it should. Unlike other hypoallergenic
breeds, this dog will ignore commands made by its owner on
occasion as it tries to maintain its independence. If you are
looking for a dog that is easy to control, the Afghan Hound may
not be the one for you.
The Basenji is one of the few breeds of hypoallergenic dog that
does not bark. It will imitate sounds heard in its environment,
but it does not bark on its own. Instead, the dog will yelp
once or twice, but otherwise, it is a very quiet breed. If you
live in an apartment, this dog is a good choice. Small dogs
that originated in Africa, the Basenji is no longer used for
hunting. The dog has shorter hair that does not shed as often.
This is another reason why it is a popular hypoallergenic
The Basenji, like the Afghan Hound does not take commands too
often from owners. The dog is quiet, but likes to explore new
places. This dog has been compared to a cat in terms of its
behavior and temperament. While you may be able to train the
dog to perform certain tasks, many times the Basenji will not
want to obey.