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I am so glad to have found this sight. My husband and I have decided to add a Standard Poodle to our family, after extensive research. I have researched several breeders as well in Ontario, Canada,(Niagara Region) This decision has been several months in the making.
My husband suffers from asthma and we are hoping to hear from other asthma sufferers who have Standard Poodle(s). Please give us your thoughts and any information will be greatly appreciated. We are finding it diffucult to locate breeders nearby who have only Poodles in their homes. Often there are other shedding breeds and or cats in the household and these cause allergic/asthmatic reactions. Separating the shedding breeds in another room does not work as their allergens remain in the air.
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated and we look forward to hearing from
other individuals in the same circumstances.
The Standard Poodles are an amazing breed and we hope to be able to add one to our family soon
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I have allergy induced asthma. I am allergic to dog and cat dander, but mine isnt very severe, probally because im always elbow deep in dog and cat hair and dander.

Is there a way that you could ask a poodle owner to bring their dog to your home or meet in a public place.
then your husband could hug and rub on the dog and see if he gets a reaction.

I will usually get hives from certain breeds with short flat coats like bostons,pitbulls and boxers. if I rub my eyes after touching dirty dogs they will swell and water, and my throat and ears begin to itch, and then breathing gets hard. I do not have a problem with poodles unless the dogs are VERY dirty, or have a skin issue and have been chewing on themselves.

The really wierd thing of my allergy is that I rarely react to MY animals, as if my body has become used to it, but if I handle friends pets (cats and shedding breeds) i tend to have a reaction.
 

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Hello
I am so glad to have found this sight. My husband and I have decided to add a Standard Poodle to our family, after extensive research. I have researched several breeders as well in Ontario, Canada,(Niagara Region) This decision has been several months in the making.
My husband suffers from asthma and we are hoping to hear from other asthma sufferers who have Standard Poodle(s). Please give us your thoughts and any information will be greatly appreciated. We are finding it diffucult to locate breeders nearby who have only Poodles in their homes. Often there are other shedding breeds and or cats in the household and these cause allergic/asthmatic reactions. Separating the shedding breeds in another room does not work as their allergens remain in the air.
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated and we look forward to hearing from
other individuals in the same circumstances.
The Standard Poodles are an amazing breed and we hope to be able to add one to our family soon
Thanks
Macker905
Hello and welcome to the forum!! I am from Ontario too, and am a breedfer. so nice tro see more "neighbours" on here.

NEARLY everyone who suffers from asthma is fine with Poodles, but you should go and hang out, bury faces in the backs of the dogs and just be certain there will be no trouble. A whole lot less heart brfeaking to find out in advance that it won't work out in the event the coat still bothers anyone in your family. But my guess is....it won't. Good luck!
 

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:welcome: to the forum!
My 11 yr old daughter has a severe asthmatic allergic reaction to cats, and she's NEVER reacted to our Standard... it's wonderful!!
Also, our breeder is awesome, and is located about 2 hours east of Toronto (just south of Belleville On). She only has Poodles so you won't have trouble with allergies when you visit her. All her poodles live in the house with her and she raises puppies in her kitchen!! I have nothing but good things to say!! Her name is Lori Silverthorne, with Silken Standard Poodles, you can visit her website at Silken Reg. She has donated some of her dogs to the Seeing Eye Dogs program and is also involved with agility! feel free to contact me (or her) for more info... :canada:

edited to add, Arreau is a great breeder to consider as well!!
 

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Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Am looking for all the information I can find on this disease. My male 7 month old standard has just been diagnosed with this. It was discovered on Monday March 15th as he was lethargic on the Sunday so took him to he vet on Monday morning. After doing blood work, the discovered his red blood count was at 6.5% - should be at 40%. Did a blood transfusion immediately. Thursday, checked blood, it was at 16%. I live in small town Ontario, so needed to travel to a larger centre with an Emergency Centre. Friday they did another test and his blood was at 12%.

Monday he started with Predisone and Friday he is now also taking Cyclosporine. We go back Tuesday for the next blood test.

Anyone who has any information, I would appreciate hearing from you.

I've been in tears all week and am having a hard time dealing with this.

You can also email me at [email protected]

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Jackie and Worthy
 

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I have raised german shepherds for as long as i can remember with my mom and about 10 months ago i developed an allergic reaction to the dogs. Anytime i would touch them i would break out in hives. She had a friend who had two adult standard poodles, so we went to see them to test me out knowing she was going to buy some herself. And i had no problem with them, i subed my arms all over them and loved on them alot and nothing happened. So she bought two brothers and for christmas she gave me one of them and the other to her friend. Well when i go see mom i always take my boy and sometimes his brother will come to visit him as well and i notice when i touch him i break out, but he is an outdoor dog and this lady dont take very good care of him so hes always dirty, my boy at 8 months is 55 lbs and his brother is only 35 lbs i hate the way she has been taking care of him. but anyways what im trying to say is i agree with the other post, you should not have problems, but if their hair is really really dirty or they have any skin issues you might. Anyways I do wish you the best of luck they are truly a great breed.
 

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Am looking for all the information I can find on this disease. My male 7 month old standard has just been diagnosed with this. It was discovered on Monday March 15th as he was lethargic on the Sunday so took him to he vet on Monday morning. After doing blood work, the discovered his red blood count was at 6.5% - should be at 40%. Did a blood transfusion immediately. Thursday, checked blood, it was at 16%. I live in small town Ontario, so needed to travel to a larger centre with an Emergency Centre. Friday they did another test and his blood was at 12%.

Monday he started with Predisone and Friday he is now also taking Cyclosporine. We go back Tuesday for the next blood test.

Anyone who has any information, I would appreciate hearing from you.

I've been in tears all week and am having a hard time dealing with this.

You can also email me at [email protected]

Thanks

Jackie and Worthy
Ohhhhh...it is not good!! I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Trillium has just been through it with her boy Sport, and Cbrand has a ton of knowledge about it. You should begin a separate thread about it and put the disease name as the title to get everyone's attention. Best of luck with your boy!!!!
 

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I am allergic to dogs, and have allergy induced asthma. I lived with a Golden Retriever for 12 years and was very allergic to her. She was not allowed in our bedrooms upstairs as I needed a dog free zone to sleep and breathe at night.

She died in 2008 and I went from taking Zyrtec-D, Advair 500, Singulair, and an emergency inhaler to using NONE of those things. It's not that I don't have the asthma or allergies anymore, but my system isn't being subjected to it day in and day out.

I currently live with a Toy Poodle, a Standard, and a kitten. I've had the Standard for 2-2.5 months now. I'm still not taking any allergy or asthma meds. Both dogs sleep with me in my bed :eek:.

Where do you live? Perhaps someone here can recommend a breeder for you.
 

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One more happy story to add... I am severely asthmatic as well. I've spent more than my share of time in the ER after being in the same room as a wet dog (for some reason, wet animals get to me more than dry - odd), cats, or being anywhere near a horse. It takes about 30 seconds for me to start having breathing problems so I certainly understand your concerns.

I REALLY wanted a dog, so we decided to go directly to the breed everyone is breeding to for "hypoallergenic" dogs - the poodle. Because we have always liked large dogs we decided to check out standard poodle puppies. Our first breeder had two cats, a golden retreiver, two standard poodles, and 13 11-week old puppies! It was raining so all the animals (except the puppies) were wet. I had an asthma attack almost immediately. After discussing my health issues with the breeder we decided to take one of the puppies, and arranged to have the breeder take her to the groomer and we picked our puppy up from there... she was very understanding about the asthma (her son has asthma), and was very willing to work with me to give it a good chance. I haven't had any problems at all! I can even bathe my dogs without a problem!

In talking with my doctor, he suggested allergy shots to lessen the liklihood that I would become sensitive to my poodles (yes - we got another!). I took shots every week for one year, then every other week. Eventually, I will get to once a month.
We love our dogs - I can't imagine life without them... they are wonderful, intelligent, funny, loving companions. I hope this works out for you:)

(BTW - my doctor said to bury my face in the puppy's tummy, and let the puppy lick me on the face, too, to see if I welted up, or if my eyes swelled shut... just something else to keep in mind when you're checking out the puppies:)) Good luck!
 

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Thank you so much for you message, all the replies have been helpful and I welcome more. I am happy that everything has worked out for you and your dogs. We went to a breeder as well, but there were shedding dogs in the house, and even though they were put in a room, it did not help. We are hoping to find a Poodle only home without any other pets.
That is terrific that all worked out for you
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Thank you to every single person who has posted replies to my initial post. All the stories have been helpful and so nice to hear. Thanks for the nice welcome to this site.
We are finding it difficult to find a breeder or an individual who has a Standard Poodle and no other shedding pets, (cats) in their home, so we can go and visit and have a 'true' idea. It feels a little 'weird' asking a person, if we can come over and "sniff their dog"
We have decided on where we will purchase our pup, but were unable to get a reliable 'reading' as there were other shedding pets in the household. We do not want to go to one breeder when we already have one picked out, it does not seem fair to the second breeder.
Well I look forward to more success stories,
Thank you again to everyone!!
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Macker, can you not arrange with your breeder to meet out at a park or something away from other shedding animals? You might even be able to arrange with her to meet somewhere just after her dogs have had a bath too so they'll be clean of the dander from the other house pets too! Any decent breeder should be happy to try and work with you on working this out properly...
 

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You should let the people on here know who you are thinking of, and they can give their opinion of the breeder. Sometimes people hear things I am sure they wish they hadn't but it is always good to know everything. Sometimes it is nothing but good feedback, so good to see if anyone on here has heard anything good or bad. What do you think??
 

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Am looking for all the information I can find on this disease. My male 7 month old standard has just been diagnosed with this. It was discovered on Monday March 15th as he was lethargic on the Sunday so took him to he vet on Monday morning. After doing blood work, the discovered his red blood count was at 6.5% - should be at 40%. Did a blood transfusion immediately. Thursday, checked blood, it was at 16%. I live in small town Ontario, so needed to travel to a larger centre with an Emergency Centre. Friday they did another test and his blood was at 12%.

Monday he started with Predisone and Friday he is now also taking Cyclosporine. We go back Tuesday for the next blood test.

Anyone who has any information, I would appreciate hearing from you.

I've been in tears all week and am having a hard time dealing with this.

You can also email me at [email protected]

Thanks

Jackie and Worthy
hello, i am so sorry to hear your baby has that. the love of my dog life was a german shepherd dylan who succombed to this at 8.5 years. broke my heart.

some do well with blood transfusions.

sending you hugs.
 

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Am looking for all the information I can find on this disease. My male 7 month old standard has just been diagnosed with this. It was discovered on Monday March 15th as he was lethargic on the Sunday so took him to he vet on Monday morning. After doing blood work, the discovered his red blood count was at 6.5% - should be at 40%. Did a blood transfusion immediately. Thursday, checked blood, it was at 16%. I live in small town Ontario, so needed to travel to a larger centre with an Emergency Centre. Friday they did another test and his blood was at 12%.

Monday he started with Predisone and Friday he is now also taking Cyclosporine. We go back Tuesday for the next blood test.

Anyone who has any information, I would appreciate hearing from you.

I've been in tears all week and am having a hard time dealing with this.

You can also email me at [email protected]

Thanks

Jackie and Worthy
Where did you get your poodle?
 
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