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Hi Everyone,
I'm new here, my name's Meghan and I have a standard poodle who lives with my parents in Georgia (I'm in New England). He's the family dog I grew up with, although I did all of his training, etc. We got a poodle for the hypoallergenic aspect because of my allergies. However, I've always been intrigued by greyhounds and have always wished to be able to adopt retired race dog, I've just never thought it possible.

Recently I've read some things that their coats, while not considered hypoallergenic, are better than a lot of other dogs (goldens, labs, etcs) for allergy sufferers. I know the only way to find out what works for me is to spend some time getting up close and personal with a greyhound (no skin off my nose, I'd love to do that) but I just wanted to find out if anyone here has any experience with this? Any allergy sufferers have a greyhound and do ok?

Thanks,
Meghan
 

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Luvmygrays is the best person to ask about this. You should PM them. And when you do demand pictures of the greyhound pups.
 

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How bad are your allergies?

I have known many many people who are allergic to dogs or cats, but are able to adjust to them quickly. Apparently you can actually build up a tolerance when exposed to the allergy more often. That has been with people who have a mild to medium allergy, not a strong intense allergy.
 

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Thanks Hulk! I'll do that.

Teela, my allergies have actually only grown worse as I've grown older. In high school I did allergy shots (I have environmental and animal allergies) and I noticed that my reaction to my cat was worse doing the shots. Eventually my 19 year old kitty passed away and the most recent time I was around the cat was horrible, I visited a someone who had a cat and I didn't even see it and my allergies were going nuts. As for dogs, those have always been less severe but my best friend in high school raised wheelchair companion dogs and they had anywhere from 2-5 goldens and labs at one time and I'd do OK but always needed a scrub down and allergy pill after leaving. I haven't spent any significant time with a non hypoallergenic dog in years, so it's something to test. I have heard what you said about the more time you spend etc, but that didn't seem to work with the cat (who I got when I was 4 and who died when I was 23).

Thanks for the info though!
 

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I have heard what you said about the more time you spend etc, but that didn't seem to work with the cat (who I got when I was 4 and who died when I was 23).

Thanks for the info though!
Arg, that is too bad. Sounds like you have pretty bad allergies.

Hahah but it is worth a shot right? Spend some time with Greyhound doggies and see if you get used to them! :)
 
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