Hello everyone, I have read this forum for many years but just "officially" created an account within the last few days. I am writing because I was hoping to get some advice from poodle owners that may be allergic to dogs or who have children allergic to dogs. I have a son with a severe dog allergy (confirmed by blood, skin and being around dogs). For years I had a 3 pound pure bred toy poodle who caused zero reactions. Unlike when we visited my sister in law with a chihauha where his eyes and face swelled immediately. When I foster poodle mixes, he often gets a runny nose . Luckily I foster for them for only about 2 weeks at a time, then take at least a month break. Currently I am fostering an 11 pound miniature poodle (who may or may not be pure bred I am not sure). We have had her for almost 3 months. I am so tempted to keep her but sometimes my son has a runny nose and I can't tell if its because he has a cold (winter season) or allergies. Would a bigger size dog trigger more allergies than a small one? (Sorry if that is a stupid question). Also, since this dog is a senior, I was hoping to get him a poodle puppy when I found the right one, and I wonder if 2 poodles would cause him a reaction? My son is 8 and with autism so I do not want to put him on medications for allergies if I can help it, if any of you have advice or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Right now I am not sure if the only poodle I could ever have is a tiny one.