5 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

  1. Portuguese Water Dog

This low shedding dog is good for people with allergies. They are loyal and good with children. Water dogs are great swimmers, as a working dog they do need lots of exercise. If you’re looking for a larger active dog breed the Portuguese Water dog may be the breed for you!

2. Poodle

Poodles come in three sizes, Standard, Miniature, and Toy, so you’re sure to find the perfect size for yourself. They are known for their intelligence, making them easily trained. Their curly coat doesn’t shed meaning they need regular grooming to prevent matting. They enjoy spending most of their time around people.

3. Maltese

This small dog sports long silky hair that will grow to the floor if you let it. They are active indoor dogs, although they do enjoy regular walks. Daily grooming is a must for this low shedding breed. Their hair can be cut short in a puppy cut to make maintenance easier.

4. Basenji

This short-haired dog is native to Africa. They don’t bark like normal dogs, instead they yodel. They are known to keep themselves clean like a cat. They are also low-allergy and don’t shed much compared to other short-haired breeds. If you’re looking for low-maintenance, allergy friendly dog the Basenji might be for you!

5. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

These adorable dogs grow soft coats that are the color of wheat, hence the name. They are very friendly dogs who don’t hesitate to greet their owners when they come home. They are a medium sized dog weighing around 40lbs. A daily brushing is needed to prevent mats. Wheaton’s are family dogs and they enjoy being around their people.

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