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Anyone who knows me will be fully aware of how much I love animals. Pets are a perfect addition to any home. But with four paws generally, comes a whole lot of mess and cleaning up to do. Unsurprisingly, many house proud people will sacrifice the opportunity of having a pet for the purpose of maintaining their spick and span interiors. But, do you really have to choose one or the other? The answer is (thankfully) no! There are plenty of dog breeds out there who make perfect pets but are hypoallergenic, meaning you can put the lint roller down and they can sit on the furniture without leaving it covered in a fuzzy layer of fur. Perfect! So, if you are a domestic goddess in need of a pup’s loyalty and companionship, read on for a list of perfect pooches for you!
Preparing for a Dog
First things first, before taking on any dog, you need to be completely aware that they are a living thing and not to be treated as a fashion accessory. This is purely a guide to help you find the breed that is best suited to your living conditions. All dogs are likely to make a mess at some point, especially as puppies while being house trained, so you will need to be patient and understanding with them. Pooches also don’t come cheap. They deserve the best that is available to them, including high-quality food, Luxury dog beds, treats, and toys. Always fully research any breed and make sure that you can cater to the pup’s needs before bringing one home.
Bichon Frise. They are adorable! Their name translates from French as “curly pet”. Not only do these curls make them look like little clouds, but their beautiful afro fur doesn’t fall out at all. So they can pad about your house with leaving wispy white fluff left, right and center. On top of their hypoallergenic properties, these dogs are relatively low maintenance in terms of exercise. They are true lap dogs who love lounging about the house and loyally following you from room to room. So if love and affection are what you prioritize, then this is the breed for you. They will need professional grooming, but this is to be expected with any non-moulting breed.
Ah, the poodle. The picture of sophistication amongst the dog world. Think of chic Parisians walking them on extended leads through beautiful Montmartre. Like the Bichon Frise, the poodle doesn’t molt. They also come in three different sizes (giant, standard and toy), so there’s bound to be one that is perfectly suited to your home, whether you live in a mansion or an apartment. Poodles are a little more independent than Bichons, so if you’re looking for a dog that is happier to entertain or occupy themselves, the Poodle may be the perfect option.
The Lhasa Apso is a stunning breed that isn’t as commonly seen as Bichons and Poodles. However, their lower popularity is generally to do with lack of exposure rather than anything else. The Lhasa Apso has long fur, which will need to be brushed regularly but won’t drop onto carpets, sofas or anything else in the vicinity of your home. They are small, stocky and adore fuss, so be prepared to give them plenty of attention.