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Top 10 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

As much as people love their furry companions, not everyone can be around dogs due to allergies. Luckily, there are many hypoallergenic dog breeds that produce less dander and are less likely to trigger allergies. Here are the top 10 hypoallergenic dog breeds.

 

1. Poodle:

Poodles are one of the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds. They come in different sizes, including standard, miniature, and toy, so they can fit into different lifestyles. Poodles have curly, non-shedding hair that requires regular grooming to prevent matting.

 Brown Poodle - Photo by Tuomas Härkönen

2. Bichon Frise:

The Bichon Frise is a small, affectionate dog that is known for its curly, hypoallergenic coat. They are playful, loyal, and have a friendly personality. Bichon Frises are great for people who are looking for a low-maintenance, hypoallergenic companion.

 Bichon Frise - Photo by Gabriel Crismariu

3. Maltese:

The Maltese is a toy breed that is gentle, playful, and easy to train. They have long, silky hair that is hypoallergenic but requires regular grooming to prevent matting. Maltese are great for people who are looking for a small, hypoallergenic dog that can be trained to do tricks.

 Maltese - Photo by Nikolai Chernichenko

4. Portuguese Water Dog:

The Portuguese Water Dog is a medium-sized breed that was originally bred for fishing. They have curly, hypoallergenic hair that requires regular grooming to prevent matting. Portuguese Water Dogs are active, intelligent, and great for people who enjoy spending time outdoors.

 Portuguese Water Dog - Photo by Zé Maria

5. Yorkshire Terrier:

The Yorkshire Terrier, or "Yorkie," is a small, hypoallergenic dog that is known for its long, silky hair. They are energetic, playful, and make great companions. Yorkies are great for people who live in apartments or small spaces and want a hypoallergenic dog that is easy to train.

 Yorkshire Terrier - Photo by Jorge Gardner

6. Shih Tzu:

The Shih Tzu is a small breed with a luxurious, hypoallergenic coat that requires regular grooming to prevent matting. They are affectionate, loyal, and good with children. Shih Tzus are great for people who are looking for a hypoallergenic dog with a laid-back personality.

Shi Tzu / Lhasa Apso mix 

7. Basenji:

The Basenji is a medium-sized breed that is known for its barkless, hypoallergenic coat. They are active, intelligent, and make great companions for people who enjoy outdoor activities. Basenjis are great for people who are looking for a unique, hypoallergenic dog that doesn't shed much.

 Basenji

8. Kerry Blue Terrier:

The Kerry Blue Terrier is a medium-sized breed that has a hypoallergenic coat with soft, wavy hair. They are active, intelligent, and make great companions for people who enjoy spending time outdoors. Kerry Blue Terriers are great for people who are looking for a hypoallergenic dog with a playful personality.

 Kerry Blue Terrier - Photo by OSETRIK / SHUTTERSTOCK

9. Chinese Crested:

The Chinese Crested is a small, hairless breed that is hypoallergenic and requires minimal grooming. They are playful, affectionate, and great with children. Chinese Cresteds are great for people who are looking for a unique, hypoallergenic dog with a fun personality.

 Chinese Crested

10. Afghan Hound:

The Afghan Hound is a large, elegant breed that has a hypoallergenic coat with long, silky hair. They are calm, independent, and make great companions for people who enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle. Afghan Hounds are great for people who are looking for a hypoallergenic dog with a regal appearance.
Afghan Hound

Care

While owning a hypoallergenic dog can be a great solution for those with allergies, it's important to take proper care of your pet to minimize the risk of an allergic reaction. Regular grooming, such as brushing and bathing your dog, can help reduce the amount of dander and allergens on their skin and coat. It's also important to keep your home clean and free of pet hair and dander by vacuuming and dusting regularly. Additionally, consider investing in an air purifier and choosing a high-quality, hypoallergenic dog food to help support your dog's overall health and reduce the risk of skin irritations that can trigger allergies. By following these good pet care practices, you can enjoy the companionship of a hypoallergenic dog without worrying about allergic reactions.


In conclusion, if you have allergies but still want to enjoy the companionship of a dog, these hypoallergenic dogs are all good choices.


Photo of Brown Poodle by Tuomas Härkönen on Unsplash

Photo of Bichon Frise by Gabriel Crismariu on Unsplash

Photo of Maltese by Nikolai Chernichenko on Unsplash

Photo of Portuguese Water Dog by Zé Maria on Unsplash

Photo of Yorkshire Terrier by Jorge Gardner on Unsplash

Photo of Kerry Blue Terrier by Osetrik on Shutterstock

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