Wheatens are sometimes billed as hypoallergenic because they don’t shed like a lot of other breeds. Many people with dog allergies can and do own Wheatens successfully, but remember that no dog is hypoallergenic for everyone! People can be allergic to dog hair, dander, or even saliva – so it’s possible you may have an allergic or asthmatic reaction to a Wheaten. If you or a member of your family has experienced reactions to any animal, you should spend a lot of time with a Wheaten before bringing one home. Some people even have different reactions to puppies than they do to adult dogs, so try to spend time around both. If you can borrow one from a friend for a day, so much the better!