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Allergy Friendly Dogs

While the American Kennel Club says there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs, there are certain breeds that cause fewer allergy symptoms. These dogs shed significantly less than other dogs and, therefore, produce less dander (the main cause of pet allergies in humans). Explore our recommended hypoallergenic dog breeds.

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Top 15 Hypoallergenic Dogs

It is hard to be a pet parent if you sniffle every time when your pooch wants to be around you. Hypoallergenic dogs are the answer to your puppy prayers if you want to avoid the allergic reactions when you want to cuddle your furball:
  1. Poodle - Poodles belong to the hypoallergenic breeds. Fortunately, that means you can choose even the larger standard, the miniature, or the toy Poodle to become your four-legged best friend. This is not only a hypoallergenic pooch, but the Poodle is also a very smart and easily trainable breed.
  2. Miniature Schnauzer - This is the most popular Schnauzer breed on the market and not only because of his hypoallergenic genetics but also because this breed makes an excellent watchdog. Miniature Schnauzer sheds only a very minimal amount of his fur; in addition, he loves to play with his pet parents.
  3. Bichon Frise - This is the breed that was originally bred to be hypoallergenic. Bichon Frise is among the top selections when it comes to getting a hypoallergenic dog. This fluffy, white fur-ball is not only a great choice for people with allergies, but he also has a loving and friendly personality; moreover,  their small size makes them a perfect fit for small homes.
  4. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier - This breed doesn’t need an introduction. Just like his name suggests, this breed has a soft hypoallergenic coat with wheat color. Wheaten Terriers are very friendly dogs, and they usually give their welcome signature, the “Wheaten Greeting”, which means jumping on their pet parent.
  5. Bernedoodle - There is no other such a fully-hypoallergenic dog like the Bernedoodle. This breed was bred to be an allergy-friendly pooch. This highly intelligent, anti-allergy breed will make you laugh all day long with his goofy and playful personality.
  6. Yorkiepoo - This sweet and cute crossbreed of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle was bred to be a non-shedding, hypoallergenic dog. When it comes to cuddling time with your four-legged friend, this breed is a perfect fit for those people who suffer from allergies.
  7. Maltipoo - Maltipoos have hair and not fur, and they are shedding very little. They are recognized as hypoallergenic dogs, so they are a perfect choice for people who suffer from allergies. This hybrid breed with his silky and soft coat of hair will bring great joy into your life.
  8. Maltese - This teeny-tiny Greek lap-dog breed won’t cause any allergic reaction to his pet parent since his all-white coat is hypoallergenic. There is no other such a joyful feeling like when you can cuddle with your fluffy furball friend without any sneezing or itchy eyes.
  9. Yorkshire Terrier - The teeny-tiny sized Yorkshire Terrier entirely fits into your purse. His coat, which is hair, not fur, won’t make you sneeze due to being hypoallergenic. But don’t forget that your Yorkie requires regular brushing and grooming in order to keep his coat silky and soft.
  10. Goldendoodle - This Golden Retriever and Standard Poodle crossbreed is considered as a hypoallergenic dog because he has hair as his coat, and not fur. If you choose to have a Goldendoodle as your new four-legged best friend, you are not only going to get an intelligent dog, but you won’t suffer from itchy eyes and sneezing either.
  11. Shih Tzu - Shih Tzu has a long history as being the “almighty lion dog” of the Tang Dynasty in China. When you first meet your new furball, you will understand why this breed could win over the historical Chinese royalty, using not only his charming personality but also his low shedding quality.
  12. Havanese - Havanese is not just a happy and playful furball, but he has also a silky, long, and non-shedding hypoallergenic coat. There is no other such a joyful feeling like when you can cuddle with your pooch without itchy eyes or sneezing.
  13. Labradoodle - Labradoodle is often considered as a hypoallergenic dog because he is a crossbreed between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. You will be happy if you choose this breed because it shed and produces less of the stuff that could cause allergic reactions.
  14. Coton de Tulear - This charming and lovely pooch will not only follow you everywhere like a cheerful little shadow, but he won’t make you sneeze either because of his white, soft, and low shedding coat.
  15. West Highland White Terrier - Just like other terriers, the West Highland White Terrier also has a curious and lively temperament. The bonus you can get with your new Westie is the minimal shedding coat that won’t cause any allergic reaction to you.

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