Allergy Trial

Dogs for allergy sufferers can be difficult to find - an allergy trial is really the only way to find out if you will be able to keep an American Hairless Terrier as a pet. The best place to do the trial is in our home where our dogs live, eat and sleep. There will be realistic build up of dander - even the cleanest of homes with AHT’s around will have dander floating around.

Remote Allergy Trial

A Remote Trial allows someone with allergies to experience the dander of an American Hairless Terrier under the controlled conditions of their own home. The dog itself is not present just a sample of it’s dander. A remote trial does not replace the “Live” Trial but is more of a preliminary test to give an indication of how a “Live” trial may go. The procedure is really quite easy just 3 simple steps

Send to Us
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Zip-lock Bags
  • 1 prepaid, self-addressed envelope
We'll Return to you
  • 1 T-shirt (dander free) in a Zip-lock bag
  • 1 T-shirt (coated with the dog’s dander) in a Zip-lock bag.
The bags will be labelled with numbers but you won’t know which one is dander free!
Start Trial

You will wear one of the t-shirts at a time, making a note of the number of the bag and any allergic reactions.

Allergic Reaction

If you DO react, you’ll know an American Hairless Terrier is probably not for you

No Reaction

If you DON’T react, you may procede with a “Live” Trial.

Live Allergy Trial
Questionnaire

In order for you to have a successful "dogs for allergy sufferers" trial we need to have some information from you about you and your allergies. The questionnaire below helps set up a allergy trial environment best suited to your needs.

Visit Naked Heart

You will spending up to five hours with our adult dogs and puppies in their home environment. This amount of time will give you a fair indication of how you might tolerate living with an American Hairless Terrier. No amount of time however can guarantee that you will be able to have a dog in your house 24/7 without any reactions. Even if you typically react within 5 minutes to other breeds, it may take several hours to an American Hairless Terrier.

Trial Complete

Depending on the level of success of your allergy trial, you may wish to continue on and buy a puppy. This is a life changing step which may require further physical changes to your home as well as adaptations in behaviour to promote successful integration of a dog into your life. Please read our allergy advice page for further details.

Allergy Trial Questionnaire
Personal Details
Address
Contact Details
Allergy Details

Please indicate the severity of reaction to each of the following allergens (if any). Use a scale of 1-10 with 1 = very mild and 10= life threatening if emergency attention is not received immediately.

Please describe your typical reaction to each of the allergens. For example, runny nose, watery/itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, hives, rash, asthma, etc.

Very Mild
Life Threatening
DOGS |
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
REACTION |
Very Mild
Life Threatening
CATS |
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
REACTION |
Very Mild
Life Threatening
DUST |
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
REACTION |
Very Mild
Life Threatening
POLLEN |
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
REACTION |
Very Mild
Life Threatening
MOLD |
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
REACTION |
Very Mild
Life Threatening
PERFUME |
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
REACTION |
Yes
No