5 dog breeds that are considered hypoallergenic

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If you love dogs, but you need a dog that doesn't necessarily trigger your allergies, then you might be curious about whether there are actually dog breeds that are hypoallergenic. For some people, it doesn't matter how little a dog sheds or how hypoallergenic they are thought to be, there is no getting away from those allergies. But for others, there are some breeds that we can live with and it is all due to the fact that they don't shed as much as other dogs.

While we have all heard that Labradoodles are hypoallergenic, are there any other dog breeds that we can consider? Thankfully, we do have some options for you and your allergies.

If you are looking for some hypoallergenic dog breeds beyond the loving and adorable Labradoodle, you are in luck. Here are five dog breeds that you may want to consider if you have allergies, but still want to bring home a new pup.

5 dog breeds that are considered to be hypoallergenic so that even people with allergies can consider a new dog

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Miniature Schnauzer

While there are three different sizes of Schnauzer, it turns out that the Miniature size is actually more hypoallergenic than its brethren. It seems that their coat is just better and they are less likely to shed excessively. They are also friendly and intelligent, making them a good choice as a companion and their hypoallergenic nature is a bonus.

Bedlington Terrier

Have you ever heard of a Bedlington Terrier? If you haven't, then you may be curious about these English dogs that are known for being sporty pups with a prowess for racing. These pups are also great companions and as The Scotsman explains, they also have "a curly non-shedding hypoallergenic coat." And although they might be an English breed, they are recognized by the AKC, which means that they can be found in the states as well.


The Affenpinscher is a smaller German dog that is known for its more wiry coat. Their coat is less likely to shed, which is what makes them a better dog breed for people with allergies to pet dander. These pups are actually well known companion dogs, which also makes them great for people looking for company. Basically, these pups don't have the typical coat, making them a great choice for those with allergies and they are sweet dogs who like spending time with their person, which is a win all around.


Much like the Schnauzer, Poodles come in three different sizes. Whether you want a Toy Poodle, a Miniature Poodle, or a Standard Poodle, all varieties of these curly coated pups are known for being hypoallergenic. And this makes sense when you take into account that they are half of the genetic makeup for the Labradoodle. In our family, we have had a Poodle before and even with a few allergies in the mix, these pups were great additions. They were not big shedders and they didn't seem to trigger any allergies.

Hairless Chinese Crested

Honestly, it should come as no surprise that a dog with the word hairless in their name would be on a list of hypoallergenic dogs. The fact that the Hairless Chinese Crested doesn't have much hair makes them a great choice for people with allergies to pet dander. And of course, these pups are known for being affectionate, which is an added bonus when it comes to finding the right pet for you.

Choosing the right dog breed for you

Obviously, if you have allergies, you will want to find the perfect pup for you in more than one way. Not only do you need a dog that doesn't trigger your allergies, but you also want one that works with your life and personality. It can be very beneficial to do a deep dive into any dog breed that you might be interested in adopting, especially once you know if they are a good choice for your health as well.

While any of these dogs would make a great companion, it is always important to know more about any dog you choose to bring home. Are they high maintanence? Do they need special grooming? Will they need a lot of excercise? Are they couch potatoes? All of these things are important to consider as well.

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