Question about Allergies for the Maltese Breeders

The dermatologist who is treating my dog for allergies (atopic dermatitis) told me the Maltese breed is at high risk for allergies which are usually inherited. Can breeders guarantee (within reason) their puppies won't develop allergies? Mine started having problems at about 8 months's been a very frustrating and expensive experience. I also wonder why none of the Maltese books I've read mentioned allergies as being a problem with this particular breed.

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