The 10 Best Dog Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

The first thing I want to emphasize is: no dog is 100% hypoallergenic. Only the breeds shed very little hair, produce very few allergens and do not aggravate allergy symptoms, these breeds can still become good companions of those suffering from allergies. And you still need to clean the house, wash the dog’s bed, groom and bathe them regularly to keep them clean and avoid allergies. If you are allergy sufferers and want to keep a dog, you can refer to the following dog breeds, and do not forget to choose a dog breed with personality that suits your lifestyle.

#1 – 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.

#2 – 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, playful, loyal, curious dog and they are also easy to train and very eager to please.

#3 – 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.

#4 – 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. They are also suitable to play with children.

#5 – 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. Powderpuff has a thick, straight, soft double coat and also very little shed. 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.

#6 – 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 a great choice for people who suffer from allergies but prefer a large dog. In addition, The Giant Schnauzer is an intelligent, energetic, highly spirited, loyal, alert and easy to train dog.

#7 – 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. 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.

#8 – Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is a hunting dog originating from Afghanistan. They are an ancient breed with a regal appearance. The Afghan Hound has 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. They also have a relatively slow “obedience intelligence”.

#9 – 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. Maltese have a gentle and playful personality, stable health, adaptability and long life. They like to be friends with all ages.

#10 – 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 hairs shed very little, and is also very recognizable, but Poodle’s coat also needs to be groomed regularly. They are also a great choice for dog lovers who are allergy sufferers.

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