Many people with allergies have a difficult time being around dogs because of the dog’s saliva, coat oil, hair, etc. However, many people with allergies and even some asthmatics can live with Havanese because this breed does not shed like shorthaired breeds. Regular grooming is essential for the Havanese living in an allergic household. It is recommended that potential owners with these medical conditions check with their doctors first, prior to bringing any dog, even a Havanese, into their homes.