Hypoallergenic Dogs - Best Breeds If You Have Allergies
If you suffer from allergies there might be some dogs that you are better suited to. Everyone has different allergies so it can be difficult to predict whether any dog will cause problems. It’s always best to make sure the person with allergies spends some time with the breed you are thinking of getting. Even if they are supposed to be a hypoallergenic breed you may still have issues, it just depends on each individual.
Unfortunately there aren’t any dogs that are completely non-allergenic. There are some types of dogs that are often better suited to people with allergies, these dogs can be classed as ‘low allergy’.
Some poodle mixes can be hypoallergenic. These type of coats do generally tend to be better for people with allergies. However the problem with mixing two breeds is you can’t guarantee what a dog will turn out like, two dogs from the same litter can still have very different coats. Some people find that poodle mixes such as labradoodles, goldendoodles and cockapoos are good for people with allergies.
Hairless dogs are an option for people who suffer allergies. Although this may not be a very appealing option for some people, hairless dogs are less likely to flair up allergies. An example of a hairless dog is the Chinese Crested Powder Puff.
Dogs with wool coats such as the Bichon Frise, Poodle and Bedlington generally have a lot less dander and dust.
Schnauzers are a sensible choice for people with allergies. They have a wide coat and don’t have much dander.
Short, smooth coated dogs
Dogs with short coats can often be a good choice for allergy sufferers. They have a lot less hair than most dogs and don’t require much grooming.
Dogs that don’t shed much
If you have allergies the last thing you want is dog hair all over your house. Avoid breeds that shed a lot of fur such as Huskies and consider dogs that don’t shed much such as Shih Tzu’s and Italian Greyhounds.