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Allergies for potential new doberman owner
I just wanted to check in and see what people had to say about allergies with dobermans. I have just found in the past few years that I am actually allergic to specific types of dogs or protiens. Seems to be long haired as I work everyday and my boss has a daschund and I do not react at all to it, it is an inside dog for the most part. I contacted a breeding and she has been amazing. She let me bring home the pup 2 times to test how I would react.
The first time was bad, I had hives and itchy eyes, this is alot different from long haired where I would be a mess all around.
The second time she had given her a bath and sent her straight over so it could not hang around at the pet spa with the other dogs. I had a couple bumps and a slight itch here and there. It seems as thought it help tremendously and I would assume get better as time goes on.
I am just looking for opinions because I would love to own her. I have had alot of people tell me they used to be itchy etc when they first got the Doberman. I heard that people can also build a bit of a tolerance to the allergy or skin irritation. I am assuming that her short coat mixed with the long haired animals there as she lays on them all day long are what set me off. I layed with her for 2 hours tonight and not really anything but a couple bumps.
Looking forward to your comments. I am taking this seriously as I don't want to make a selfish decision.