The Hypoallergenic Dog
The Australian Cobber Dog is the dog for people who have allergies to dogs
The Australian Cobber Dog has a coat that is little to no shedding and it doesn’t produce dandruff, so it doesn’t dirty the home or spread allergenic agents when walking by.
The Australian CobberDog is THE Dog FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS
Australian Cobberdog coats are very low shedding (technically no dog is a non shedder), low allergenic and low odour. This makes them an ideal companion and means less hair and less housework, which we all appreciate! When they get wet or muddy, a quick towel off and they are dry in no time. The dirt also seems to fall off them magically.Coats can be straight. wavy or curly. We presently breed medium to small standard size.
Allergy to Dogs
An allergy is an exaggerated or hypersensitive reaction of the body’s immune system when exposed to an allergen. Contrary to popular belief, dog hair is not the main cause of dog allergy. People suffer from dog allergies because they have developed a hypersensitivity to a protein produced by the dog’s sebaceous glands, found in its saliva, dandruff and chafing skin.
The allergy cycle
The protein that provokes the allergy is secreted by the sebaceous glands and sticks to hair and skin surfaces. In addition to this, the protein is found in the saliva, and when a dog licks itself for cleaning, its tongue deposits this protein on its coat and skin. When the hair falls or is renewed, these allergenic particles are left behind wherever the dog passes. This is why dog hair is believed to provoke allergy, when in reality, it is the particles that stick to it.
Dogs that renew their fur continuously give off microscopic flakes that contain the protein. With this flaking or chafing, little allergenic particles are released into the air and float around in the atmosphere. At the same time, renewal of the fur or the falling of hair produces more chafing of the skin. This means that a dog that loses or sheds its fur will also produce more chafing, which in turn results in more allergies.
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