Whether you are allergic to dogs, have a family member or roommate who is, or just have friends who are, there is a solution: hypoallergenic dogs.
Now while there is no dog breed that is completely hypoallergenic, there are several dogs that have non-shedding coat and, consequently, less produce dander: the major reason behind most allergic reactions to dogs and cats.
And while it may seem logical to assume that the hairier the breed, the less hypoallergenic it is, there are several hypoallergenic dogs that are actually in relatively hairy breeds.
Here are just some of the most hypoallergenic dog breeds you might be interested in checking out.
Portuguese Water Dog
This hypoallergenic dog breed has certainly helped debunk the myth that a dog with more fur cannot be hypoallergenic, after US President Barrack Obama got one for his daughter, Malia, who is allergic to dogs.
If a staunchly loyal and highly intelligent dog is what you are looking for, then look no further. This fuzzy-looking black pup is known to be extremely loyal and quick at learning new tricks. The Portuguese water dog will require much attention, but it will certainly pay off with all the fun activities you and your trusty friend will do together.
If you are looking for the seemingly ideal dog that is neither too fussy, nor too hyper, and one that I easy to handle and train while still healthy enough and keen enough for some good exercise and sport, then this should be at the top of your list.
These lamb-looking dogs has a special unique look that truly stands out. It has a notably arched back. Its ears are also feature a noticeable and distinguished tassel. But don’t let this breed’s looks fool you. It is active and gallops at remarkable speeds.
Looking for a cute-looking small adorable pup?
The Bichon Frise (pronounced BEE-shon Free-ZAY) is another breed of hypoallergenic dogs that are certainly worth considering, at least for their loveable looks.
Known for their gentleness, ease by which they can be trained, and playfulness, these small pups will be a fun addition to any household. And their running speeds will probably surprise you.
Of course there are hypoallergenic dogs for fans of hairless breeds, and the Chinese Crested dog is just one of them.
These small pups – and when it comes to size, they are very small – are also very loyal and quite attached to their owners. And while they do have a tendency to excel at dog sports, they only require minimal daily exercise.
Standard Schnauzers are also popular hypoallergenic dogs that have been loved for their loyalty and faithfulness so much that they have been featured in children’s cartoons and movies including 1955’s The Lady and the Tramp.
These dogs are extremely loyal to their owners and very protective of those in its household. It is highly advised that they be trained as early on for obedience as they are known to be strong-minded.
The Giant Schnauzer, the large breed of schnauzer dogs, is also known to be hypoallergenic.
There are several more breeds of hypoallergenic dogs that don’t shed, I have listed some below.
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Just find the one the suits your personality and preferences the most and you’ll be sure to have a new best friend.