While no dog breed is 100% hypoallergenic, allergy sufferers can still choose a few dog breeds that don’t aggravate their allergy symptoms to make good companions. These dog breeds shed very little, produce very few allergens, and don’t aggravate allergy symptoms. Here are 15 best hypoallergenic dog breeds for people with allergies.
Note: clean the house, remove allergens, wash the dog beds, groom and bathe the dogs regularly to keep the dogs clean to avoid allergies for you.
#1 – Poodle
The Poodle whether in any version, standard, miniature or toy, they are smart dogs, easy to train and docile, always prefer to be with their owners. The Poodle can be considered hypoallergenic (though not completely allergen free), their coats shed very little, and is also very recognizable, but Poodle’s coat also needs to be groomed regularly. They are a great choice for dog lovers with allergies.
#2 – Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a small breed, with a cute, small appearance, featuring a head covered with round fur and big eyes. The Bichon Frise is a dog that is suitable for allergy sufferers because it has a fur that does not readily shed and is considered hypoallergenic. In addition, the Bichon Frise is also friendly, adaptable companion, alert, playful, quite mischievous and curious. However, they need a lot of love, affection and time from their owners because they always want to be with, please their owners and love to snuggle with their owners.
#3 – Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is a hunting dog originating from Afghanistan. The Afghan Hound is a sighthound with a high speed and a high prey drive so they tend to chase small animals. The Afghan Hound is an ancient breed with a regal appearance with long and silky coat, very low shedding and is considered hypoallergenic. The Afghan Hound is a typical temperament dog that can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clown when playing.
#4 – Maltese
The Maltese is a small dog with a weight not exceeding 7 pounds. They are covered with long, straight, smooth white coat. They also shed very little hair, and will not aggravate allergies. The Maltese has a gentle and playful personality, stable health, adaptability and long life.
#5 – Irish Water Spaniel
The Irish Water Spaniel is a breed of dog that is the largest and one of the oldest of spaniels that originated in Ireland. The Irish Water Spaniel has a crispy curled, liver-colored, waterproof coat, sheds very little and is considered hypoallergenic. Irish Water Spaniels are also good hunters and swimmers in the water. The Irish Water Spaniel is also a playful, hardworking, brave, energetic and easy-to-train dog. However, they are quite wary of strangers and need to be socialized early.
#6 – Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog is a working dog of Portuguese origin. Previously, they were taught to herd fish into fishermen’s nets, retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore. Nowadays, this breed also becomes more fame by being the chosen breed of US President Barack Obama. In addition, the Portuguese Water Dog is also an intelligent, independent, adorable, easy-to-train dog and they have coat that is considered hypoallergenic.
#7 – Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer is the smallest of the Schnauzer breeds of German origin. The Miniature Schnauzer has eyebrows and a beard that greatly impresses people at first sight. They are also breeds of thick, soft double coat, and sheds very minimally, hypoallergenic, as their other Schnauzer brothers. The Miniature Schnauzer is also a friendly, intelligent, docile and easy to train dog.
#8 – Kerry Blue Terrier
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a terrier of a Irish origin. They are an intelligent, affectionate, loyal, adaptable and highly alert dog. The Kerry Blue Terrier is covered in a thick coat, ranging from dark blue to light blue gray and they are also low-shedding dogs but continue to grow throughout the year so they require regular grooming and clipping.
#9 – Giant Schnauzer
The Giant Schnauzer is a large dog originating from Germany. They are very daring and muscular and have a double thick coat, minimal shed and hypoallergenic. The Giant Schnauzer is an intelligent, energetic, highly spirited, loyal, alert and easy to train dog. Nowadays, The Giant Schnauzer works as a guard dog or police dog used in law enforcement.
#10 – Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is of Irish origin. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a soft, silky coat, have a low shedding, and hypoallergenic, but they also need to be groomed to avoid matting. They are breeds of terrier, friendly, happy, devoted and sometimes a little stubborn. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is also a good choice for allergy sufferers.
#11 – Coton de Tulear
The Coton de Tulear is a small dog breed originating from Madagascar. The Coton de Tulear has a long, soft (as cotton) and fluffy coat, and it does not trigger allergy symptoms. The Coton de Tulear is an intelligent, affectionate, happy, charming, bright, playful, friendly, loyal, curious dog and they are also easy to train and very eager to please.
#12 – Chinese Crested
The Chinese Crested is a hairless breed of dog originating from China. They are of two types: Hairless and Powderpuff, both of which can be born in the same litter. The Powderpuff has a thick, straight, soft double coat and also very little shed. The Hairless has smooth, soft skin, and they have tufts of hair on the head, tail and ankles. Both Chinese Crested Hairless and Powderpuff are good choices for allergy sufferers. In addition, the Chinese Crested is also an affectionate, playful, loving, alert and devoted dog.
#13 – American Hairless Terrier
The American Hairless Terrier is a small sized dog breed originating in The United States of America that was derived from the Rat Terrier. This breed comes in both coated and hairless varieties. The American Hairless Terrier has a compact, well-proportioned appearance that shows off their agility and active. The American Hairless Terrier is an intelligent, loyal, active, energetic, alert, curious and can be used as a watch dog.
#14 – Peruvian Inca Orchid
The Peruvian Inca Orchid, also known as the Peruvian Hairless Dog is a hairless breed of dog originating from Peru. The Peruvian Inca Orchid may have short hair on top of its head, on its feet, and on the tip of its tail. This breed comes in three sizes: large, medium, small and whose skin color can bechocolate-brown, elephant-grey, copper, or mottled and they can be totally one color or one color with tongue pink spots. The Peruvian Inca Orchid is intelligent, affectionate, lively, alert, friendly with other dogs, but often likes to hunt small prey, and often wary of strangers.
#15 – Xoloitzcuintli
The Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo, also known as the Mexican hairless dog, is a hairless breed of dog originating from Mexico. The Xolo also comes in a coated variety, coated and hairless be born in the same litter. This breed has 3 versions according to size: standard, miniature or toy. The Xolo is an intelligence, energetic, loyal, alert, sensitivity dog and they are also inquisitiveness, strong hunting, and social instincts.