We know that some of you out there love dogs. However, a dog’s hair will make your nose run, your eyes, water, and your skin break out in hives. Having dog related allergies is a terrible thing, in our opinion. So we are here to help you PetParents! Check our favorite hypoallergenic breeds that would make a great addition to any home!
And when you’re searching for your new best friend, make sure to check a rescue organization. It’s estimated that 25% of dogs in shelters are pure bred.
1. Bedlington Terrier
A Bedlington Terrier is a great dog for any persons look for a hypoallergenic dog. These well tempered dogs have curly wooly hair like a sheep, that rarely sheds. Make sure to keep regular grooming appointments though, so you can maintain any dandruff they may shed.
2. Bichon Frise
These cute little marshmallows are wonderful dogs. Their hair does not shed, so you won’t be sneezing from dog hair flying in the air of your home. Just make sure to brush a Bichon’s curly tresses, and they will not shed dust or dandruff. We love these little fluffy guys, and your allergies will too.
3. Kerry Blue Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier’s were originally bred to be hunting dogs, but they also make great indoor pets. They have short curly hair that does not shed, which makes them suitable for someone looking for a hypoallergenic dog. We love their playful nature and their willingness to stick by their PetParent’s side!
Labradoodles have become popular in recent years for people who are looking for a well-tempered hypoallergenic dog. These dogs usually have a Poodle’s coat and house-manners mixed with a Lab’s wonderful sense of humor. This dog is usually medium to large sized, so you will want to make sure that they have adequate room to run and play! They make wonderful companions and have been known to not stir up any crazy allergies.
5. Portuguese Water Dog
The poster child for this breed, Bo the White House’s new pup, was adopted due to Malia Obama’s allergies. These playful pups make great pets. Porties have short curly hair that rarely sheds, making them perfect for a household in search of a hypoallergenic dog.
Schnauzer’s will never let you out of their sight! They love being close to their PetParent, and with their small size, they can go just about anywhere! These dogs do not shed, and their short hair is perfect for those of you looking for a hypoallergenic dog. You will not find their hair or dandruff floating around your house which is always a relief!
If you don’t have a big yard, and you need a hypoallergenic dog, Yorkies are perfect for you! These funny little guys have the cutest personalities. They do have long hair, but they do not shed very much. However their lovely long locks will require regular brushing or grooming.
Poodles are amazing dogs. These dogs come in many different sizes, making them perfect for any PetParent household. Their wonderful manners and shed-less fur make them perfect for any PetParents seeking a hypoallergenic pet.
No matter what breed of dog you get, you should always take precaution to limit the allergens in the air. Precautions like:
- Cleaning your air filters regularly
- FURminating your pup regularly
- Cleaning your furniture with a wet soapy cloth to pick up allergens
- Having your carpets cleaned (or vacuuming)
- Sealing your doors and windows properly, to stop outside allergens from polluting your home.