German Shepherds are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They're large, loyal, and gentle giants that make great family pets. But there's one question that always seems to come up when people are considering getting a German Shepherd: are they hypoallergenic?

The answer, unfortunately, is not a straightforward one. While German Shepherds do not shed as much as other dogs, they are not technically considered to be hypoallergenic. This is because they produce dander, which is a protein that is found in all dogs' skin and saliva. Dander is what causes allergic reactions in people, not fur or hair.

So does this mean that you should cross German Shepherds off your list if you're allergic to dogs? Not necessarily. While every person's allergies are different, some people find that they're able to live with a German Shepherd without any problems. The best way to find out if you're allergic to a German Shepherd is to spend time with one and see how you react.


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