They may be strong and powerful dogs, but Staffordshire Bull Terriers are surprisingly sensitive when it comes to allergies. If your dog is itchy and sore, it could be down to anything from fleas to dust, or something in their food - try cutting out grains and see if that helps.

These are the 10 breeds of dog most likely to suffer from allergies - including the adorable Labrador Retriever

Prospective dog breed owners should be aware that their beloved pet may be predisposed to developing a range of allergies.

Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 11:08 am

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes last year – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

Another thing to take into consideration is that some breeds are prone to developing allegies.

If you know that your particular dog is predisposed to a certain allergy then you can keep an eye out for telltale signs and seek treatment quickly.

Here are the 10 breeds of dog that are predisposed to developing allergies.

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