This article has been corrected to reflect that actual shedding nature of the Samoyed. At Dogvills, we pride ourselves on bringing our readers accurate information, and our research lead us down a path of distinct MISinformation. There seems to be quite a bit of it out there, as we have already corrected another article regarding the overly protective nature of the Samoyed – which is also untrue. Please accept our humblest apologies and know that we love the puppies as much you all do.
Today, we’re going to talk a bit about hypoallergenic dogs and a bit about the Samoyed. We’ll cover a little of both because while the Samoyed is touted as hypoallergenic, it isn’t. So today, we’ll cover a bit of what makes the Samoyed distinctly non-hypoallergenic.
The Samoyed is Not Hypoallergenic
The primary reason that any dog is considered hypoallergenic is because they don’t shed. All dogs have dander, all dogs urinate, and all dogs have saliva. These are all the key triggers for people with allergies. However, the key trait of a hypoallergenic dog is that it doesn’t shed. Because hypoallergenic dogs don’t shed, you don’t have hair covered with dander and saliva flying all over the house.
Samoyed does not have this distinction. The breed was developed in Siberia, and we all know that it’s one of the coldest places there is. Samoyed has an outer coat and a dense undercoat. They shed, and they shed a lot. In fact, they shed so much, that some people collect the hair and use it to make the yarn.
So How Can it be Hypoallergenic?
Simply put, they aren’t. Some people have found that the Samoyed is less hard on their allergies that other breeds, even with its immense shedding, but anyone who has moderate to severe dog allergies should probably steer clear. Because the Samoyed has less tendency to trigger allergies in some people, they have come to be incorrectly thought of as hypoallergenic.
The Samoyed is a Great Dog. It’s Just Not Hypoallergenic
The Samoyed is a fantastic family dog. It’s full of love and joy – and also fur. This dog is not hypoallergenic, it’s just been shown to be less allergenic than some other breeds. It still sheds, and it sheds substantially. In addition to making yarn from Samoyed fur, Samoyed owners actually have to search for the most durable vacuums out there to handle the sheer amount of fur that a Samoyed drops when it blows its coat.
So is the Samoyed more allergy friendly than other dogs? Some say yes. Is it hypoallergenic? Not at all.