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Is a Samoyed dog hypoallergenic?

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Some people with dog allergies have been able to tolerate Samoyeds, and the shed fur is sometimes used for knitting articles with hypoallergenic properties. WebMD cautions that individual dogs within the same breed can shed allergens at different rates.

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Is a Samoyed dog hypoallergenic?
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Allergic reactions to dogs are caused by the animal's saliva and dander rather than its hair. A dog owner with a dog allergy may be able to take allergy shots to reduce the allergic response. Other tactics that help include regular housecleaning, removal of carpeting and drapes, using a dust mask while grooming the dog or doing housework, excluding the dog from the bedroom, and having a non-allergic family member bathe the dog regularly.

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