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sharron73
post 6th Aug 2011, 10:08 pm
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Hi, i'm sharron, and i'm looking for a little 4 legged friend to complete my family. Unfortunatley i am allergic but have recently realised there are some breeds i am ok with. For years i have been telling the kid's "i'm sorry but mummy can't have a dog" so now i am rather excited at the prospect of getting one! I don't have a preference as to which type. We live on the Isle of Bute on the West coast of Scotland, i don't have a car but would be willing to come over on the ferry to meet at Wemyss Bay. I could also travel to Glasgow or down to Largs... my family consists of 2 little people age 6 and 4 and my older son who is 17. We are always out and about, love walking! My lovely island has beautiful parks and beaches so plenty of space for a dog to enjoy. I only work part time, so have a lot of spare time to spend on a new friend.
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post 7th Aug 2011, 7:26 am
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QUOTE(sharron73 @ 6th Aug 2011, 11:08 pm) *

Hi, i'm sharron, and i'm looking for a little 4 legged friend to complete my family. Unfortunatley i am allergic but have recently realised there are some breeds i am ok with. For years i have been telling the kid's "i'm sorry but mummy can't have a dog" so now i am rather excited at the prospect of getting one! I don't have a preference as to which type. We live on the Isle of Bute on the West coast of Scotland, i don't have a car but would be willing to come over on the ferry to meet at Wemyss Bay. I could also travel to Glasgow or down to Largs... my family consists of 2 little people age 6 and 4 and my older son who is 17. We are always out and about, love walking! My lovely island has beautiful parks and beaches so plenty of space for a dog to enjoy. I only work part time, so have a lot of spare time to spend on a new friend.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, x wub.gif



Hi there, as a fellow allergy sufferer can I offer a tiny bit of advice? Try to spend a bit of time with the type of dogs you think you might not be allergic to, as everbody's allergies are different and some of the breeds that are touted as 'hypoallergenic' have me sneezing in minutes, while some that aren't generally considered suitable are fine!

Oh, and most of the 'hypoallergenic' dogs need serious grooming time every day, just another thing to be aware of.

Bichons are great with kids, I grew up with one, more easy going and tolerant than a lot of the other toy breeds, and love a good run! Best of luck finding your hound.
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post 7th Aug 2011, 11:40 am
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Thanks for the advice, they were my initial choice actually. It's going to be hard to spend any real time trying them out due to living on an island. I have been around the wheaton terrier and was fine, and the 'dulux' dogs i am fine with too lol. I shall keep on my mission until i find one. Which one do you have if you don't mind me asking?
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post 7th Aug 2011, 11:46 am
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http://www.dogpages.org.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=245498

Sometimes private rehomers will travel.
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post 7th Aug 2011, 12:09 pm
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You could try some of the breed rescues:

Bedlington Terrier Rescue and Rehoming
Mrs S Davies, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Tel: 01563 533671

Bichon Frisť Rescue
Mrs D Watson Scotland. Tel: 0131 6649114

Lhasa Apso Club of Scotland Rescue
Mrs M Maclaughlin, Arbroath. Angus. Tel: 01241 829005

Old English Sheepdog Club of Scotland Rescue and Rehoming
Mrs M Mcwilliam, Gartcosh, Glasgow. Tel: 01236 874129
Mr J Macdonald, Shawlands, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 632 4893
Mrs D Patterson, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 468 2396

Tibetan Spaniel Club of Scotland Rescue
Mrs J Gregory, Cowdenbeath, Fife. Tel: 01383 514633

Tibetan Terrier Association Rescue
Sue Dykes, Eaglesham, Glasgow Tel: 01355 303448

Yorkshire Terrier Club of Scotland Rescue
Mr James Cadger, Hawick. Tel:01450 376137

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post 7th Aug 2011, 12:20 pm
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How about Standard Poodle rescue or Labradoodle rescue be careful with the latter because some of these do moult. smile.gif But will need a lot od grooming.
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post 7th Aug 2011, 12:25 pm
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Please be aware that not all supposedly non allergic breeds are entirely non allergy inducing. Some labradoodles for example tend toward possessing more of the coat of their labrador ancesters.

However, we do recommend the use of Petal Cleanse (can be found on the web) and some people with quite ordinary coated dogs and cats have found it works really well, but again not everyone.

So, if find a suitable dog and it is still causing you some difficulties do give this a try before giving up.

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post 7th Aug 2011, 2:15 pm
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QUOTE(sharron73 @ 7th Aug 2011, 12:40 pm) *

Thanks for the advice, they were my initial choice actually. It's going to be hard to spend any real time trying them out due to living on an island. I have been around the wheaton terrier and was fine, and the 'dulux' dogs i am fine with too lol. I shall keep on my mission until i find one. Which one do you have if you don't mind me asking?


See, that's exactly what I mean, OESs have me sneezing straightaway, I could never have one, everyone's different. I don't have a dog at the moment though, I'm looking too!

My parents have a Wheaten Terrier and I'm absolutely fine with him, no matter how close he sticks his giant face next to my nose! I don't think they come up in rescue very often as they're quite uncommon.

They are lovely dogs, he's the sweetest, gentlest, friendliest, most loyal natured dog I've ever known, he's utterly devoted to his family including 2 toddler grandchildren, loves to play and run, and is permanently happy. I'm not sure if I can recommend them as a first dog though because they are hard work, they aren't the brightest breed around and house training was a slog, you never see them competing in obedience and they really do need consistency and a ton of exercise or they're a handful. My parents' is 4.5 years old now and just about starting to come out of the hyper puppy phase!

Go on youtube and search for videos of them, you'll see what I mean by not terribly bright! rolleyes.gif wub.gif

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All fantastic and much appreciated advice, thanks so much for the phone numbers. I am going to use this week to get to know my way around the site, make a few calls and hope my prayers will be answered lol. wub.gif
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post 7th Aug 2011, 4:57 pm
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QUOTE(Holy_Smoke @ 7th Aug 2011, 3:15 pm) *

See, that's exactly what I mean, OESs have me sneezing straightaway, I could never have one, everyone's different. I don't have a dog at the moment though, I'm looking too!

My parents have a Wheaten Terrier and I'm absolutely fine with him, no matter how close he sticks his giant face next to my nose! I don't think they come up in rescue very often as they're quite uncommon.

They are lovely dogs, he's the sweetest, gentlest, friendliest, most loyal natured dog I've ever known, he's utterly devoted to his family including 2 toddler grandchildren, loves to play and run, and is permanently happy. I'm not sure if I can recommend them as a first dog though because they are hard work, they aren't the brightest breed around and house training was a slog, you never see them competing in obedience and they really do need consistency and a ton of exercise or they're a handful. My parents' is 4.5 years old now and just about starting to come out of the hyper puppy phase!

Go on youtube and search for videos of them, you'll see what I mean by not terribly bright! rolleyes.gif wub.gif


Ohhh i googled the Wheaten...makes me want one even more now lol... they are just lovley, daft as a brush as we say here!!
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post 7th Aug 2011, 6:31 pm
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http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services...aspx?breed=3079
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post 8th Aug 2011, 1:57 am
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just to point out, unless youve had extensive tests that prove its the hair only, then most allergic reactions to dogs and cats are actually the enzymes secreted in saliva, dander, pee etc

it might be worth your while getting tested first, as even 'hypoallergenic dogs' [of which there is no such thing] and hairless dogs like orchids, chinese crested, mexican hairless etc still produce those

plus, just because your not showing an allergic reaction to mrs smiths poodle, doesnt mean you wont to mrs jones poodle, or, even if you dont, theres no saying that you wont have a reaction to one thats in the house 24/7

As an ex owner of OES, theyre not for everyone, they are big dogs that need firm handling and muchos socialisation as youngsters to grow up as the nice stable 'dulux' dogs, they also need a shedload of grooming, right down to the undercoat, which might trigger your allergies, love water [well mine always did] so theres a lot of wet doggy smell created by that coat. they also like to herd children, they still have that herding instinct, rather than the painting one which might come in handy lol.gif

wheatens are similar in temp and grooming requirements, again big dogs that require good socialisation and lots of positive training
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QUOTE(mrs phas @ 8th Aug 2011, 2:57 am) *

just to point out, unless youve had extensive tests that prove its the hair only, then most allergic reactions to dogs and cats are actually the enzymes secreted in saliva, dander, pee etc

it might be worth your while getting tested first, as even 'hypoallergenic dogs' [of which there is no such thing] and hairless dogs like orchids, chinese crested, mexican hairless etc still produce those

plus, just because your not showing an allergic reaction to mrs smiths poodle, doesnt mean you wont to mrs jones poodle, or, even if you dont, theres no saying that you wont have a reaction to one thats in the house 24/7

As an ex owner of OES, theyre not for everyone, they are big dogs that need firm handling and muchos socialisation as youngsters to grow up as the nice stable 'dulux' dogs, they also need a shedload of grooming, right down to the undercoat, which might trigger your allergies, love water [well mine always did] so theres a lot of wet doggy smell created by that coat. they also like to herd children, they still have that herding instinct, rather than the painting one which might come in handy lol.gif

wheatens are similar in temp and grooming requirements, again big dogs that require good socialisation and lots of positive training


Wheatens are only medium sized dogs, comparable to a beagle or a staffie, you're right about the socialisation and training though, not for the faint hearted!


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QUOTE(mrs phas @ 8th Aug 2011, 2:57 am) *

just to point out, unless youve had extensive tests that prove its the hair only, then most allergic reactions to dogs and cats are actually the enzymes secreted in saliva, dander, pee etc

it might be worth your while getting tested first, as even 'hypoallergenic dogs' [of which there is no such thing] and hairless dogs like orchids, chinese crested, mexican hairless etc still produce those

plus, just because your not showing an allergic reaction to mrs smiths poodle, doesnt mean you wont to mrs jones poodle, or, even if you dont, theres no saying that you wont have a reaction to one thats in the house 24/7

As an ex owner of OES, theyre not for everyone, they are big dogs that need firm handling and muchos socialisation as youngsters to grow up as the nice stable 'dulux' dogs, they also need a shedload of grooming, right down to the undercoat, which might trigger your allergies, love water [well mine always did] so theres a lot of wet doggy smell created by that coat. they also like to herd children, they still have that herding instinct, rather than the painting one which might come in handy lol.gif

wheatens are similar in temp and grooming requirements, again big dogs that require good socialisation and lots of positive training


Great advise, thank you, the OES..as lovely as they are would def be too large for us, i've been drawn to the Bichon... i have made a call recently thanks to a link i was sent smile.gif so just waiting to hear back.. they're very close to me too which is super. Fingers crossed! wub.gif
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Thank you! One in Greenock! Soo close to me smile.gif I've left them a little message.
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