|Barked: Wed May 16, '07 10:46am PST |
|You may want to add the Bedlington Terrier. I think they're single-coated.
You're right on both the Podengo Medio and the Kerry Blue but I'd add a note about each.
Firstly, the Podengo Portugeso is the actual breed name. Medio is just the size category. Podengos come in 3 sizes and 2 coat types (wirehaired and smooth). Medio is portuguese for medium. They're single-coated shedders, as you believed. Really good in my experience for pollen allergies though. Not an absorbant coat at all and a good brushing gives you a squeaky clean dog provided they haven't rolled in goop/sticky stuff. The wirehair seems sparser than the smooth though even though the hairs are harder. If the dog has white markings they can sunburn. For more info you can go to www.podengos.com
Kerry blues are terrible for pollen allergies and the sad irony is that a lot of kerries seem to suffer from allergies themselves. That wool they sport for fur just traps EVERYTHING. They can however be bathed very frequently without damage so that's a good thing and helps both dog and human. Also, keeping the fur shorter than the traditional "kerry clip" keeps down the amount of stuff they pick up.
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