Having an allergy is terrible in itself. But being allergic to pet hair is truly the worst of all cases. That’s why we rounded up some of the cutest hypoallergenic dog breeds for you to choose from. So don’t worry your furry friend is out there.
Any Havanese owner will tell you that these dogs are pretty perfect pets. Not only are they hypoallergenic and low-shedding, but they are also incredibly friendly, affectionate, and smart. They are the ideal choice with kids.
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Perfect for first time dog owners, these pups are super affectionate and low maintenance. If you’re looking for a pup that just wants to love on you all day, look no further. A hybrid of the two breeds, these pups are bred solely to be companion dogs for people with allergies. They are obedient, outgoing, and always affectionate. Also, they are perfect companions for kids.
A cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, the Labradoodle was originally bred to be a hypoallergenic guide dog. It didn’t take long for families to want to bring them into their homes. They’re praised for being smart, sociable, and non to average shedders depending on their hair coat type.
These tough-looking pups are all the rage among allergic owners, as their short and fine coat rarely sheds. Basenjis are touted as amazing adventure dogs too, thanks to their great sense of smell and sight. They can also be stubborn, so you’ll need to train them well. Independent as they come, you need to make sure your personality matches these super handsome pups.
Finally probably the cutest of the hypoallergenic dog breeds. The cavoodle or also known as cockapoo is a cross between a poodle and a Cavalier King Charles. Incredibly popular in Australia, these pups are friendly, outgoing and great withe children. Their coat is hypoallergenic and comes in a cute variety of brown and sand colors. With their loving and gentle temperament these dogs are the perfect family member.
Standard poodles are highly intelligent dogs. Given that they get enough exercise outdoors, they fairly inactive indoors pups. They adjust well to apartment life. Their shedding is negligible and can be kept under control with weekly brushing and regular grooming. A great choice for kids or as family pets.
Since they are terriers, they have a stubborn, independent personality. Not necessary the most ideal choice for kids, but can be well trained given that you start early. Ideal apartment dogs, who are very active indoors, so you can have one even if you don’t have access to a garden. Their shedding is negligible, so this breed is ideal for those who doN’t want to bother with pet hair in the house and car. For top tips of how to keep shedding to a minimum, read our latest post!
These intelligent, agile and affectionate dogs are quite the craze lately. They are quick learners, but try to keep training consistent as they tend to get misbehaved. Probably not the best choice for children, but they are friendly with other dogs, and shy around strangers. Very little grooming is required. Wipe the dog with a cloth to make the coat shine, and check the teeth regularly for tartar. Their shedding is negligible and they’re hypoallergenic.
Affectionate and lively, these are highly intelligent and playful dogs. Great for apartment life, they don’t shed a lot, however they require regular grooming. If your crested is completely hairless they will require special care to protect their skin form the sun. Quite affectionate with kids, they are a great choice for families.