Am I Allergic to Our New Mini Schnauzer Puppy?
by Linda Robinson
We pick up our new Miniature Schnauzer puppy on Friday. We are also calling him Max!
I have had an allergic reaction to some long haired dogs in the past. We used to have a dalmatian at home and I had a few problems with her but I seemed to become "more allergic" once I left home.
I have 2 children and they were desperate for a dog. After considering many breeds we opted for the Miniature Schnauzer.
I have been visiting the breeder for many weeks and the puppies and have had no reaction. Last Friday we went to visit and at 7 weeks the puppies have longer coats and we were playing with them.
As I was driving home my face felt slightly itchy and then I got the sneezes! I am really concerned as the children have fallen in love with the dog and so have I.
I read on your site that you will be producing some tips for allergy sufferers but wonder if there are any tips you could give me now in preparation for Max's arrival. I am wondering if the long coat set me off, what age can they be groomed?
Yours in desperation,
A Schnauzer Lover