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Abstract:

Background:

Despite the public interest in hypoallergenic dogs, few scientific, including epidemiological studies have attempted to evaluate claims of hypoallergenicity. This study was designed to determine whether dog breeds reported as hypoallergenic correspond to lower dog allergen in the home versus nonhypoallergenic dogs.

Methods:

A web search was conducted to identify breeds cited as hypoallergenic. Four separate classification schemes using combinations of purebred and mixed breed dogs were used to compare the levels of Canis familiaris 1 in dust samples collected from homes with hypoallergenic versus nonhypoallergenic dogs from an established birth cohort.

Results:

No classification scheme showed that the level of dog allergen in homes with hypoallergenic dogs differed from other homes.

Conclusion:

Dog-allergic individuals should have access to scientifically valid information on the level of allergen shedding of different breeds of dogs.

Keywords: Allergen shedding; Can f 1; birth cohort; dog allergen; epidemiological studies; hypoallergenic dog breeds; hypoallergenic dogs; hypoallergenicity; mixed breed dogs; purebred dogs

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2500/ajra.2011.25.3606

Affiliations: Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan USA

Publication date: July 1, 2011

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  • The American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, is a peer reviewed, scientific publication committed to expanding knowledge and publishing the best clinical and basic research within the fields of Rhinology & Allergy. Its focus is to publish information which contributes to improved quality of care for patients with nasal and sinus disorders. Its primary readership consists of otolaryngologists, allergists, and plastic surgeons. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    Previously published as American Journal of Rhinology, the journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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