List of hypoallergenic dogs

"Best dog breeds for allergy suffers"

non shedding dog breeds

Everyone wants the hypoallergenic dogs. What they don’t realize is that there is really no such type of dog.

Don’t misunderstand me; some breeds are far less allergy causing than other breeds. But there is no such thing as a 100 % non-allergenic dog.

non shedding dog

There are some breeds that are not recommended for people with allergies. Many believe a short hair dog is better than a longhaired dog. This is not true because the length of the hair is not the problem it is dander. The dander that causes the problems are more common in thick coated dogs or dogs that shed a lot.

All dogs produce allergens it is just that some types of coats produce less than others. For instance a Sheltie with its thick shedding coat would be a very bad choice for a person with allergies. Where as a Yorkshire Terrier also has long hair but it is a single coat and non shedding.

non shedding dog breed

Choosing a dog breed

You should look at the dog breeds that do not shed or one that sheds very little if you have allergies. These tend to be hypoallergenic (Hypo = less). Just because a dog has short hair does not mean it doesn’t shed. A pug for example has very short hair but they shed a great deal.

choosing the right breed dog

Best dog breeds

Best dog breeds for a person with allergies.

Your best bet would be to spend a great deal of time investigating the different dog breeds. Just because you have allergies does not mean you can’t have a dog. Consider the dog breeds with a single coat or even a hairless breed. Size of course will factor in on your decision so make a list of the breeds that are recommended.

Than go to the breeders and spend some time with the dogs. Read up on the different breeds, their personality, traits and tendencies. Naturally not all dogs will behave the same even if they are all the same breed but you will get a general idea of what that breed is like. Min Pins are great dogs but they quit often can climb fences so you may find this as a deterrent.

choosing the right dog breed

Choosing the right dog breed

Here are a few breeds you may want to look into, as they are some of the most commonly considered hypoallergenic dogs.

American Hairless Terrier


Bichon Frise

Border Terrier


Chinese Crested


Kerry Blue Terrier


Portuguese Water Dog

Shih Tzu (does have a double coat but does not shed)


Spanish Water Dog

Tibetan Terrier


West Highland Terrier

Wirehaired Fox Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

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