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Hypoallergenic Corgis: Real or Just a Myth for the Allergy-Prone?

Hypoallergenic Corgis: Real or Just a Myth for the Allergy-Prone?

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Last Updated on April 28, 2023 by May Jones

Hey there, fellow dog lovers! So, you’re in the market for a new furry companion but you’ve got allergies. You’re probably wondering if there’s such a thing as a hypoallergenic corgi. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s really no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog breed. However, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost for corgi enthusiasts with allergies.

Corgis are undoubtedly adorable and have become quite popular in recent years, but unfortunately, they’re not known for being allergy-friendly. Their thick double coat sheds quite a bit, which can exacerbate allergies for some people. But fear not! There are a few things you can do to reduce the impact of corgi allergies if you simply can’t resist their charming little butts.

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In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what options are available to those with allergies who still want to bring a corgi into their lives. So, let’s dive in and see what we can learn about the beloved corgi breed and allergies!

Are Corgis Hypoallergenic?

Unfortunately, the answer is no, corgis are not hypoallergenic. In fact, no dog breed is truly hypoallergenic, as all dogs produce some amount of dander, saliva, and urine that can trigger allergic reactions in some people.

However, some dog breeds are considered to be more “hypoallergenic” than others because they shed less, produce less dander, and have less of the proteins in their saliva and urine that can cause allergies.

What Helps To Manage Corgi Hair Allergies?

While corgis are not considered to be a hypoallergenic breed, there are a few things that corgi owners can do to reduce the likelihood of allergic reactions:

  • Regular grooming: Regular brushing and bathing can help remove loose fur and dander from your corgi’s coat, reducing the amount that gets spread around your home.
  • Clean your home regularly: Vacuuming, dusting, and washing bedding can all help remove allergens from your home. I got a vacuum robot cleaner and wouldn’t want to live without it anymore.
  • Consider air purifiers: Air purifiers with HEPA filters can help capture allergens that are circulating in the air (I like the LEVOIT Air Purifier).
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So, while corgis may not be the best choice for those with severe allergies, there are steps that corgi owners can take to minimize the impact of allergies on themselves or others in their household.

Is There A Hypoallergenic Corgi Mix?

While purebred corgis may not be hypoallergenic, there are some corgi mixes that have hypoallergenic characteristics. Here are a few of them:

Corgi-Poodle Mix (Corgipoo)

This mix is the result of a cross between a corgi and a poodle, and is known for being hypoallergenic due to the poodle’s low-shedding coat.

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Corgi-Shih Tzu Mix (Corgi Tzu)

This mix is a cross between a corgi and a shih tzu, and can also be hypoallergenic due to the shih tzu’s non-shedding coat.

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Corgi-Maltese Mix (Cormalt)

This mix is a cross between a corgi and a Maltese, and is known for having a low-shedding coat.

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While these mixes may have hypoallergenic characteristics, it’s important to note that there is no guarantee that they will not cause an allergic reaction. People with allergies should still spend time with the dog and observe any potential reactions before making a decision to adopt.

It’s also important to remember that when it comes to hypoallergenic dogs, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Everyone’s allergies are different, and what works for one person may not work for another. However, these corgi mixes are a great option for those looking for a furry friend with less shedding and potential for causing allergic reactions.

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