Dogs for Owners with Allergies - Exploring Hypoallergenic Breeds

Dogs for Owners with Allergies - Exploring Hypoallergenic Breeds

Jarret J

Do you want to grow your family with a furry friend? Aren’t sure what breeds may trigger an allergy in your family? Are YOU allergic to dogs? Fear not, you can still get yourself a furry companion! Some smart doggie scientists figured out how to breed hypoallergenic dogs for people like you! A hypoallergenic dog isn’t just for someone with allergies - if you just don’t want to “subscribe and save” on Amazon to a never-ending order of lint rollers to get all that dog hair off your slacks, this is an option for you too.

What is a hypoallergenic dog? In short, it means a dog well-suited for someone with allergies. The pup experiences little to no shedding; meaning no dander in the air thus, less likely to trigger allergies. Please note, this is not a 100% guaranteed allergen eliminator. Remember, hypoallergenic does not equal anti-allergen. Always do your research before committing to a new furry family member!

Here are 6 hypoallergenic dog breeds to consider (there are plenty more):

  • Poodle. They are considered to be one of the smartest breed and come in all sizes, literally. And, there are over 20 poodle-mixes you can consider that carry the hypoallergenic trait (Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Cockapoo, Maltipoo, Schnoodle… etc)
  • Brown and white spotted Goldendoodle dog laying on gray and brown pebbles wearing a red anchor bandana | Bubu Brands  
    [@service.dood.sage - Goldendoodle]
  • Maltese. These are small, little, fluffy companions. This breed is on the smaller side and a cute bundle of fun!
  • Bichon Frise. These, too, are small white fluffy pups! They have soft curly hair like poodles, and also have fun personalities. If you have kids, a Bichon Frise is a great choice!
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. These puppers have a more hair-like coat, and are unbelievably soft. They also do great with families!
  • 3 tan terrier dogs sitting in a field looking off to the side at something out of the picture

    [Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers]

  • Schnauzer. These furry friends have a wiry coat, and shed very little. But, they are very active. If you’re looking for a lap-dog, you may want to reconsider.
  • Portuguese Water Dog. These fluff balls surged into popularity as America fell in love with the duo, Bo and Sunny. These medium-sized energetic pups are great for both active family lifestyles and those interested in the dog show world!
  • A dark portuguese water dog looking at a camera | Bubu Brands

    [Portuguese Water Dogs]

    It’s very important to do research on potential size, breed illnesses, activity needs and temperament when considering a furry companion. Consult with the Google gods before rescuing or purchasing a pup, and GOOD LUCK! Send us pictures!

    Written by: Markellys

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