Are Akita Dogs Hypoallergenic?

Uncover the truth about their shedding habits, diet's effect on coat health, and crossbreed alternatives for allergies.

Understanding Akita Dogs and Allergies

Akitas are stunning, but their constant shedding makes them non-hypoallergenic and triggers allergies due to the dander spread around from their fur.

What Dogs Are Considered Hypoallergenic?

There are some great breeds if you’re looking for a hypoallergenic dog. Poodles, Bichon Frises, and Schnauzers have been known to produce less dander than other breeds and require minimal grooming. These dogs typically shed very little or not, so they are classified as hypoallergenic.

Managing  Shedding in Akitas

Brushing your Akita once a week or daily during heavy shedding periods can significantly reduce loose hairs and the pet hair tumbleweeds in your home!

Akita dogs are not hypoallergenic – their thick double coat and shedding tendencies make them a nightmare for allergy sufferers. 


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